Guess and Check


I made a bookmarklet

Filed under: Technology — 7:44 pm

Those of you who frequent the Homestar Runner Wiki may know I enjoy the “Show new changes starting from” feature of the Special:Recentchanges page quite a bit. Since I check over a lot of the edits, I always leave a tab open in Firefox with that page loaded so I don’t lose my place. It works great, and all the changes show up right how I like them.

The only time I run into a problem is when I view the Wiki on a different computer, and my trusty tab isn’t there. Since I use the Enhanced Recent Changes feature, I can’t simply look at the regular Recent Changes page, because edits that I have already reviewed that day will show up if another person has edited the page.

Therefore, I created a solution: a simple bookmarklet that asks me what time I want the page to display results from. It really just saves me from typing them directly into the location bar myself, but it’s still cool.


Quite ambitious

Filed under: Technology — 12:29 am

So I recently stumbled upon via Joey, and it is pretty nifty. He and Jordan even have link blogs running with it.

Basically what does is store your bookmarks for you. It’s handy so you can access your precious book marks from any computer you wish to browse from. It also allows you to categorize links with tags and share them with others. You can even see what links you have that other people have linked to as well. It’s pretty amazing.

Of course, don’t take my word for it, go sign up for a free account and see for yourself.

A fun thing I found (via Jordan‘s linkblog) is a mapping script that provides a visual map of a users tags. Very cool. Mine doesn’t look too spectacular right now, but I’m sure it will someday.


2005 what?

Filed under: General — 12:00 am

Did you know that as of the 2000 census the cities of Smackover, Arkansas, Coalgate, Oklahoma, and Rubicon, Wisconsin all had a total population of 2,005?

How about that as of the 2000 census Wright Township, Pennsylvania, Shelby, New York, and Hansford County, Texas all contained 2,005 households?

And how about that as of the 2000 census Fairburn, Georgia and Grafton, North Dakota both had 2,005 housing units?

Amazing. Of course, this would not have been possible without Wikipedia and Derek Ramsey. Who I have met, by the way. He’s a very nice guy.