My eBay page ads remover for Greasemonkey

Category: News
Walter Mantovani wrote, Comments Off on My eBay page ads remover for Greasemonkey

Here is a small script I wrote for Greasemonkey extension

It removes the top and left ads banner in the my eBay page

[download id=”6″]


Change icon and name to Speed Dial in iPhone

Category: iPhone
Walter Mantovani wrote, Comments Off on Change icon and name to Speed Dial in iPhone

I found this way to change the icon and the display name in the SpringBoard to the very useful Speed Dial app for iPhone.
This application create an icon in your SpringBoard to dial directly a phone number, wihout confirmation and without using Safari (as other applications do)

  1. First of all prepare a 60×60 PNG icon with the picture of the contact to dial with this application, and name it Icon.png
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer (Windows or MAC) go in iTunes and remove the “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected”
  3. If you already have Speed Dial #1 installed remove it and delete it from the iTunes library
  4. Now you can “purchase” (it is free) the application: at this moment the .ipa file is only copied to your computer (in Windows it is under “My Documents” in “My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications” folder )
  5. Rename the “Speed Dial 1 1.5.ipa” file in “Speed Dial 1”
  6. Open the new Zip file: in the “Payload\Speed Dial” folder you can see the original Icon.png file, replace it with the one prepared at point 1.
  7. In the same zip folder there is a file called “Info.plist”: it is an XML binary file and we need to modify it, so you can extract, modify and replace the original or simply open the one in the zip file (in Windows I use PropertyList Editor, see below)
  8. In the “Info.plist” file find the “CFBundleDisplayName” key and modify the relative string from “Speed Dial 1” to whatever you want, save the file and replace the original one in the zip file.
  9. Now you are ready to install the application on your iPhone. Sync it and test: at the first click the application should ask for the contact to dial.

For sure this tutorial works on a jailbroken iPhone, if someone can test it on a non JB iPhone, please let me know if it works


[download id=”5″]


Warheart d20 Character Sheet

Category: RPG
Walter Mantovani wrote, Comments Off on Warheart d20 Character Sheet

Warheart d20 is a set of rules modifications applied to Dungeons & Dragons RPG 3.5 Manual, by Corvus Corax.
This is my Warheart d20 Character Sheet: it is an Excel 2003 template file, with automatic calculations based on filled informations.
You can also print it blank before filling it

Usage: to electronically compile it, enable macros and VB code then fill in all cells with comments (usually “compile this column/cell”)

Please report any bug to darkoddio[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment or suggestion


[download id=”1″]


3.0 (2010-02-18)
Added other bonus for characteristics
Added other bonus for armour protections
Added other bonus for armour penalties
Added calculation for skill points based on “favored skill manual”
Added macro to clear sheet
Minor bug fixes

Google Calendar Ebay reminder for Greasemonkey

Category: Programming
Walter Mantovani wrote, 10 comments

I create some modifications to the original script made by Tilman Vogel due to dates language format in ebay auctions and recent updates to ebay styles

You can edit lines from 68 to 130 to match your language month names and cgi ebay site used

This script allow you to create Google Calendar Events from Ebay auctions.

Stay tuned for future updates and please report any bug or new months translations to darkoddio[at]gmail[dot]com
or leave a comment or suggestion



If you have problems installing this script clicking on top right “install” button, try press F5 after viewing the source code script.

Google Calendar Ebay Reminder

[download id=”3″]


2010-10-07 version 2.4:

2010-02-26 version 2.3:

2009-10-04 version 2.2: Corrected german months list (thanks to Helge)

2009-09-16 version 2.1: Added internationalization for various ebay sites (you can easily add new ebay sites from the code)

2009-12-03 version 2.2: Corrected problem with “é” in “déc” for french ebay site


Il Garda, i suoi castelli e i suoi parchi

Category: News
Walter Mantovani wrote, Comments Off on Il Garda, i suoi castelli e i suoi parchi

Con base a Peschiera del Garda, la mia mogliettina incinta e io ci siamo fatti una settimana di piccole gite, visite in giornata ai castelli e ai parchi. Qualche volta è stato un po’ stancante, soprattutto per una donna incinta, però ne è valsa la pena: Questi castelli sono tenuti bene, soprattutto quelli che sono rimasti più intatti nel corso degli anni.
E come se non bastasse l’ultimo giorno siamo andati a visitare il Parco Natura Viva, vicino a Bussolengo: molti animali, alcune razze in estinzione e per finire, dopo 2 ore nel parco tra uccelli, linci e testuggini giganti, siamo andati a fare il Safari: un parco chiuso, ma senza gabbie per gli animali, dove si entra con la propria macchina e attraverso un percorso forzato si passa attraverso giraffe, rinoceronti e leoni!!!

Nella galleria alla sezione “Viaggi di piacere” trovate le rispettive gallerie di foto.

Castello di Sirmione

Castello di Sirmione

Castello di Malcesine

Castello di Malcesine

Castello di Soave

Castello di Soave




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