Celebrating 9k Views on my Youtube Video, and 6k Installs on my User Script


I made this video in 2009 and just titled it the song I got from Youtube audio swap. 9k views since then!

(LOL, the views are for fans of the song which is not mine! nobody has liked videos ever since the early 1990’s)


And I made a user script in 2013 which has 6k installs on Greasyfork. I think it might have had 3k installs on the former userscripts.org, so I’m having a 9k day.


I just made a Youtube video today that shows how to use it. 4 views in one hour so far.

This isn’t very much compared to the pros, but this is the best thing in my life right now.

Laying on the floor thoughts – #1

Good morning (1pm morning). I’m depressed for about 3-6 hours heavily upon waking up. I have a few computer projects and even better yet hygiene and apartment housekeeping projects that I could be working on, but I can’t muster the motivation to work on them. Motivation is a fickle mistress. I’m teary-eyed sad, but I’m too numb to just burst into a big relieving cry; most of it just comes out my nose. All I can do rather is moan repeatedly.

I’m supposed to be taking 450mg of Wellbutrin XL (my third dose increase), but I quit taking it because all it does at this level is make me nauseous, dizzy, and bloated. I don’t think it helps with my depression either. No antidepressant can fight the neuroleptic emotional blight of involuntary antipsychotics.

So I realized that my economy GoDaddy hosting installed a free premium WordPress theme when I used their cPanel WP Installer. I couldn’t figure out how to mod it so I downgraded to the default Twentysixteen theme. I own a premium theme and I don’t even use it. Lavish!

The Twentyseventeen theme is a big flop. Who wants to look at an window-sized intro graphic and scroll it off each time? Twentyfifteen is all sidebar and if you use background images, it just clashes with everything. Twentysixteen is just about the optica of WordPress.

Blog Post #0 – Jan 28, 2017

I’ve been meaning to get paid hosting since I deleted my Tumblr. I cancelled jakejilg.com in October because GoDaddy was flooding my email with renewal notices. I didn’t like jakejilg.com anyway because people don’t know how to say or spell Jilg sometimes; they overthink it. Somebody is squatting on jakejilg.com right now because GoDaddy says it’s unavailable. I don’t want it anyway, but knowing somebody else has my full name .com feels like having my identity stolen.

So I was playing around with domains with my name. Most of them are premium or squat-on. It came down to bigjake.co, jakeboy.com, jakefeed.com, jaketheblog.com, or jakeis.com. Jakefeed sounds like a spam blog with lots of pop-ups. I don’t think .co is very visit worthy; I can’t think of any .co sites that I visit regularly. I’m not a jakeboy; it sounds like porn or something. Jake the Blog has a nice ring to it. It was was a toss up with that, but I went with jakeis.com. Two words is easier. (Is) is short.

The deciding factor was the Wayback Machine.

jakeis.com has a history spanning 2011-2016 which means it’s being crawled regularly. Maybe it’s being crawled because it gets visitors or whatever the whole SEO chicken and egg thing. Apparently it used to belong to a band or something. It’s my blog now. I can’t find an actual cached page, only redirects to jakebrenner.com. It must not be that important. The page it used to redirect to is 404. I think it’s just one of those now-abandoned college garage bands, but I didn’t dig into the info.

I looked up jaketheblog.com on Wayback afterwards and in fact it actually was a site about a dog in 2003 or whatever.

EDIT 4/21/17 GoDaddy was squatting on my JakeJilg.com domain to keep me from re-registering at a promotional sale price, trying to force me to renew at the full price. However, time passed and nobody else bought JakeJilg.com so I got it at the sale price after all, and now that domain just redirects to here, because I can only afford hosting for one domain. This is my first WordPress post, but I’ve been backdating some things from my deleted Jake Jilg Tumblrs and old personal homepages. This blog is looking up. Doing things…

You can probably read English, but you can’t read my English, because I’ve gone so many years without talking to anybody, that I have forgotten how to talk…

Kingesque VI – Froideur of the Heir

I’ve got every RPG Maker, but I’ve never finished a game. I’m bipolar, so I’ve only managed to keep the inspirational fire burning long enough to make small bubble popping games. I start about six 0% complete epics every three weeks. My hard drive is full of the graphics and 0% complete demos of games that will never be.

This is finished. It could use a little coconut. This is a short game, about 30 minutes to win. It took me three weeks to make in RPG Maker MV. I set out to make a game like King’s Quest VI – Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow. That’s why the title sounds similar. It’s a little homage to that game.

Description kind of kills it, so just play the game…
Mac Download .DMGWindows Download .ZIPPlay Online (slow)
Or don’t… It’s not a very good game.

Strict Safe Window Converter

http://jakeis.com/strict_safeWindow/ << this thing

Many Greasemonkey scripts carelessly reach outside their wrapper.
This is notoriously called unsafeWindow.
This makes for a very convenient functioning script sometimes though…

(even I am guilty of doing it in most of my Greasemonkey scripts that use a site’s native jQuery 0.o)


Some things like Tampermonkey and Scriptish don’t like this wrapper reacharound.


With a name like unsafeWindow, maybe it’s not the best practice.

this thing will convert user scripts to strict safeWindow…

(I’ve even discovered that some of my scripts work better as fully inline embedded textNodes.)

External Hotlink Tester

This kind of thing is irrelevant today because most social media proxy uploads any external images that you embed. It’s about security, that.

However, if you are still on a 2004 BB forum that allows embedding of external images, you might find that you cannot embed all images that you find on Google. Some of those images show a hotlink protection. It’s best to test first.

This uses CURL to test hotlink, so you will not make the mistake of seeing your own cache, making you think that you can embed it, but later you realize it’s a no hot-linking image, etc.

This old thing tests all that for you.

http://jakeis.com/hotlink_tester/ << this link here thing

Lined List Alphabetizer


I wrote some string functions for an HTML textarea.

Client-Side Internet Speed Test

This downloads a non-cache-able GIF and calculates your average internet speed.


JSON App For Image Info

I’ve made a few JSON apps as long as I have paid hosting. Most of these are non-practical for the average user and I only make them for my own personal internet use. Here is one that anyone can use. It returns image dimensions, bit size, mime type and more info about any image.

Here is the source so you can self host an app like this: http://jakeis.com/json/image_info/index.php?source I have shared economy Godaddy hosting now and I have no longer have my dedicated IP with SSL so this application/json will not embed on https websites.

I make my apps weird because I’m self taught. The /image_url goes at the end. A little .js is optional at the very end because I’m weird about embedded javascript elements. The /callback/ goes at the beginning of the url. An optional /argument/ goes in the middle, but it only gets used when adding AS_ARG or AS_ZERO to the end of the callback function so the argument will become an argument or become a property 0 of the callback object.

Click “Generate” and see. It’s easier to show than explain.



Callback Style:

This is an iFrame that shows the JSON.

In retrospect, you can already do this with javascript, but my intent for JSON is so you can get this info prior to the image load. Of course if you use my thing on my server external to yours, it becomes JSONp which also is not synchronous.

Also, the reason I use $_SERVER[“REQUEST_URI”] instead of a $_GET[“query”] like a normal callback app, is because many hosts blacklist entire URLs passed as queries. Also the query of the url in query gets included this way.