Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grease Monkey is an add on for (firefox) It's a dream come true

     I spent the better part of the day on Monday listing items in my Vintage Etsy shop I mean I spent at least 10 hours. I took the pictures, edited the pictures and Listed the items. I listed my last entry at 7 p.m. and man I felt like I had just run a marathon.  It crossed my mind throughout the day why was it again I wanted to be self employed.
     I caught the word greasemonkey on twitter that day and wondered what in the world that was. I pulled it up and read a little bit of it and thought it sounded good, so why not.   I found the site, hit the green button to download it and waited and waited for something, maybe a miracle to happen. No such luck. I looked at Etsy a few times on Tuesday wondering what this download actually did if anything, but i was really to tired from the marathon the day before to  look into it.  I determined it didn't do anything, what a joke I thought. Oh, I also hoped I didn't download a nasty virus that would take all my information and crash my beloved computer. Being the trusting person I am I quickly dismissed that thought and went on with my day.
     While laying in bed tuesday night I thought to myself greasemonkey must do something positive, This husband wouldn't have spent time and energy on nothing for his wife, would he.     
     It's now Wednesday and a big snow storm was expected today, I emphasize WAS expected. So I thought I would have to cancel my plans and stay home and work online and hopefully figure this greasemonkey thing out. But the snow didn't come and my errands wouldn't wait. When I got home and finnally was able to do some work on line I took the time to check it out, what was it this thing this husband created for his wife.  After just a few minutes of reading I saw it, there it was the answer to greasemonkey, I have to open and download the scripts in the etsyhacks page both of these downloads together make up greasemonkey. The first box is the greasemonkey scrifts, click on each add on like copy listing, item zoom, edit this item, buyer info, forum wrangler there is  39 in all. Could this be true, my dream coming true.  Most of the scripts are things I wish Etsy had to make listing, editing and selling easier. Wal-la someone thought of it already and created this wonderful marvelous add on.
      One of the scripts is downloading all 5 photo's at once when listing, I found it takes awhile to load but probably not any longer as doing them all individually and this way I can get up and throw in a load of laundry  or check on the dogs or check on dinner ........etc.
     So tomorrow after I get home from visiting my mother I will try out all of the little perks that come with this greasemonkey. I am so excited i'm not sure i'll be able to sleep tonight. Oh, well if not I can always go to work when ever I want, that's one of the reason i love being self-employed.
    This add on is for FIREFOX only right now, but the creator did come up with bookmarklets for IE users that may help.
    I hope this information helps in understanding the process, and as always if you have a questions i'm right here to try to help out.


1 comment:

Amanda Kelsey said...

Wow! Go you! I'm so proud. :)