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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Will the Real IE Please Stand Up?

Having read Chris Wilson's (IE Platform Architect) explanation of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8's handling of compatibility modes, you just have to laugh--or cry--in exasperation. After years of almost encouraging sloppy web pages, IE 8 has gotten standards religion, almost.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

A Story Buried w/more Diggs than Buries Is a Shout to Blame?

This post tells the tail of how a few stories where posted to Digg and as they gained traction they where buried with only 1 bury. Is it possible that the shout caused this?

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Don’t be upset when you get buried, it happens to everyone

Today the full extent of the Digg bury brigade was revealed. Some stories are getting almost 500 buries!

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Digg’s Top Buried Stories Revealed

Well, “revealed” is perhaps too strong a word: Top Buried Stories is just another feature of Ajaxonomy’s Bury Recorder, which records the number of buries (negative votes) for all Digg stories.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Google unveils new slicker faster iPhone-specific interface

The new Google iPhone interface looks very slick and is apparently very fast.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Game Development using the Yahoo! User Interface

This story shows some examples of games built using the Yahoo! User Interface. It is a high level overview and does not go into the code. It includes links to multiple games.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Google Chart API Tools

This post tells of some tools and scripts that make it easier to use the Google Chart API.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Digg Bury Recoreder 0.2 Beta Just Released!

Over at the Ajaxonomy blog they just announced the release of Ajaxonomy's Digg Bury Recorder version Beta 0.2. This new release has a number of new features and fixes some issues that occurred with version Beta 0.1.

Below is the list of new features and bug fixes.

New Features

  • Captures all buries for all stories

  • Graphs diggs to buries

Big Fixes

  • Recorder not capturing all buries

The first new feature above is one of my favorites. The tool now captures buries from all stories posted to Digg. The great thing is that you no longer have to leave the application running over night and you won't miss a bury because the application was not started!

The second feature shows a graph of diggs and buries. So, now you can see a graph showing how many diggs you had at the time of each bury. This was created using Google's Chart API.

For fixes this release fixes a bug that was causing some buries to not be captured. This was due to server delays and browser issues. The fix has been tested and appears to be working, but if you notice an issue contact us using the Contact button on this blog.

You can check out the new version of the application at http://www.ajaxonomy.com/buryrecorder/.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Digg Bury Recorder Version Beta 0.2 Released

Digg Bury Recorder version Beta 0.2 has just been released. This new version fixes bugs that caused missed buries and now captures all buries from all Digg stories (no more leaving it running all night). It also adds a graphing feature (using the Google Chart API).

read more | digg story