YouTube Video Direct Download Script

If you use Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome or Opera, you can download YouTube videos directly by pasting the following code into your address bar while watching the video.

javascript:window.location.href = '' + swfArgs['video_id'] + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];

When the download is finished, be sure to rename it with a .flv extension.

Alternatively, use this code:

javascript:window.location.href = '' + swfArgs['video_id'] + "&fmt=18" + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];

to download in the higher quality mp4 format.



The Bros Mario

You’ve listened to backwards music, now check out Jump on Mushroom, a mind-bending video game that’s played in reverse. Trust me when I say, it’ll force you to rethink the way you learned to play Mario Bros.

I never read the instructions very carefully and didn’t figure this out until the level 1 (the last level): you can skip the rewind (or forward) sequences by hitting Esc. Good luck.

Art download

Heraldic Brush Set

The other day I came across a neat collection of “Heraldry Brushes” by MrTentacleGuy on deviantART. I was disappointed to find out that the brushes were actually in vector format and while great for resizing and maintaining their original integrity in Illustrator, not very handy for quick and dirty Photoshop work where a brush set (.abr) is all you really want.

So I took his heraldry vector collection and made it into a brush set. I’m releasing it under the same Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Here is a little sample I threw together using the new brushes (sorry the red background is not part of the set).

Heraldic Brush Set Example

Download the Heraldic Brush Set (.zip)

There are over 70 high resolution brushes in this set! If you use it, please leave a comment and don’t hesitate to link back to your work as well.


Download MOV versions of iTunes Music Videos

I never tried this myself and honestly I don’t have a lot interest in trying it out but some of you may find it deliciously wonderful: How to download high quality Quicktime .MOV versions of iTunes Music Videos.