Delicious Pecha Kucha

by Andrew on August 28, 2009

Recently I became aware of Pecha Kucha presentations.  As the format is short sharp presentations I thought it would be good to have a quick way of creating the presentation.  I’ve created a greasemonkey script that creates a presentation from a page of delicious bookmarks.

The key to this is creating images of the bookmarked webpages. I found the webthumb service which has a well documented api and gives you 100 free credits a month to play with.  They kindly gave me 500 credits to do some testing as well.

For the script to work you need to add your own api key from the webthumb service.  I realise that having to do this is a bit of a barrier so any ideas about making this easier would be appreciated.  Look for the following and paste your api key into the script:

apikey = "Paste your http://webthumb.bluga.net api key here!";

Anyway, this is the first pass so let me know what you think.  The video below shows the script in action.

4 comments

Wouldn’t it be possible to load the pages into a thickbox-style iframe, removing the need for a thumbnailing service?

by Mike Nolan on August 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm. #

You can use the ‘require’ greasemonkey feature to load jquery from googleaps rather than load it yourself. See http://wiki.greasespot.net/Metadata_block#.40require

by Phil Wilson on August 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm. #

Mike,

Thanks. I’ll have a go.

by Andrew on August 28, 2009 at 4:34 pm. #

Hi Phil,

Sadly, when I started the script ‘require’ didn’t work on my Mac. It was a known issue at the time. Things may have changed since then.

by Andrew on August 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm. #

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