Needed: Automatic screenshots on window changes

I can’t find windows software anywhere that will attach to a window/process, and automatically take a screenshot of that window (or child windows) every x seconds or whenever a change is detected. If the attached-to app is running and a progress bar in it updates, or a confirmation popup appears, or the text in that window changes, or an error occurs… I want an app to tell me when that change occurred (from the time I started recording) and what it looked like (screenshot).

Bonus points if I don’t have to have the attached-to app visible/on screen… like I can have other windows on top of it, and the “on change” detection & screenshots still work.

If the “on change” part just isn’t possible, then “every x seconds” would be ok, I guess. Can’t find this anywhere. Anybody know of an app for this?

Words at the Center of a Horizontal Line

Neat CSS trick I hammered out today when I needed to create an “Or” between two sections of a web page:

Bla bla bla


bleh bleh bleh

Minimal markup, works in IE8 (ugh, work), Chrome & Firefox.


<p class="hrtext">Or</p>

.hrtext {
  display: block;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-align: center;
.hrtext:after {
  background-color: #ccc;
  content: "";
  display: inline-block;
  height: 1px;
  position: relative;
  vertical-align: middle;
  width: 20%;
.hrtext:before {
  right: 0.5em;
  margin-left: -50%;
.hrtext:after {
  left: 0.5em;
  margin-right: -50%;

Inspired by (er, largely copied from)


Comcast, Netflix and a fix with Privacy

Comcast claims otherwise, but I’ve tested and they definitely are limiting Netflix traffic on their Xfinity network.  I tested this by streaming a Netflix movie to various devices – Blu Ray player, Computer, mobile device – on wired and wifi connections that get service from Comcast.  All devices played haltingly and buffered so much it was impossible to watch the movie.

Netflix states that the minimum connection speed you really need to watch a movie is just 0.5 mbps.  They recommend 1.5 mbps, and If you want HD: 5 mbps.  My Comcast service claimed to be 25 mbps… but I was still having problems?  This needed some testing.

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