Disable ads in Spotify

How to use Spotify Free without banner or sound ads:

  1. Disable third-party cookies
  2. Install µBlock
  3. Use the Spotify web player on play.spotify.com

No need to wait for the ad to pass with the sound muted, like other solutions.

I've clocked more than 40 hours of playtime by now, without a single ad. I suppose they'll patch it up as soon as they find out about it. So, heads up fellow swedes ;)

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Control your entire computer with the keyboard

I developed this set of solutions after a couple of weeks of suffering hand and arm pain due to work. I spent 8+ hours a day in front of my computer, so the combination of arm movement between the trackpad and keyboard, and the trackpad (later mouse) itself were provoking me a lot of inflammation related pain. A week of only using the keyboard, and it was gone!

Something like this is great for people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or related ailments, I can vouch for it. If you need help setting it up, just say so in the comments, and I'll do my best to help.

Google Chrome

It's all about cVim, Vim for Chrome.
My favorite features:
  • j/k to move up/down, d/u for page up/down, gg for top of the page, G for bottom
  • :pintab to pin tabs with the keyboard (finally!)
  • f to follow links,
  • F to follow them on a new page,
  • gy to copy a link's URL to the keyboard
  • / to find text, v to select and copy it
  • .cvimrc to re-enable keyboard shortcuts in sites like twitter, github, and others, and make it compatible with JK Navigator. Here's mine, still tweaking it though.

Mac OS X

  • Enable cycling between all controls with Tab:
  • Use Caps Lock for Escape when pressed alone or Control when pressed with another key. Here's a great writeup on this using Karabiner, which also lets you increase the key repeat, and other fancy keyboard-related stuff.
  • Alfred, better Spotlight.

Known & New: Death in Vegas + Tame Impala

I'm working on expanding my musical library by revisiting artists I listen to and catching up with their latest albums, or expanding on their genre by discovering related bands. You can see the previous posts here.

Known: Death in Vegas - Trans-Love Energies


New: Tame Impala - Lonerism

Ruby and Ruby on Rails Scene in Barcelona


I was asked on Reddit for some info about the Rails scene in Barcelona, so I went ahead and compiled some links here so that everyone can take advantage of it :)

Meetup and events

Windows 10 in your Macbook or iMac

You'll need an 8+GB pen drive  and about 15 minutes. All the data in OS X will remain untouched, no worries.
  1. Download Windows 10 Technical Preview from here (you need to join the Insider program first) or directly from here.

Known & New: My Bloody Valentine

I'm working on expanding my musical library by revisiting artists I listen to and catching up with their latest albums, or expanding on their genre by discovering related bands. Here's the first post!

Known: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless



New: My Bloody Valentine - m b v

A Social Network in Rails: 5-minute setup with RVM and Railsbricks

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This post is part of an ongoing feature about creating a social network in Rails.

Here we'll set up the Rails app for our photo social network, codenamed Piccy.
No fumbling around with different ruby version managers and complex Rails setups: RVM + Railsbricks, done in 5 minutes: