2008 Jun 19, 11:24
"Math is delicious" tshirt.
2008 Jun 19, 4:53
Create word art from your Delicious tags or any arbitrary block of text. Neat.
2008 May 18, 6:45
While re-reading Cryptonomicon I thought
about what kind of information I'm leaking by posting links on Delicious. At work I don't post any Intranet websites for fear of revealing anything but I wondered if not posting would reveal
anything. For instance, if I'm particularly busy at work might I post less indicating something about the state of the things I work on? I got an archive of my Delicious posts via the Delicious API
and then ran it through a tool I made to create a couple of tables which I've graphed on Many Eyes
I've graphed my posts per week and with red lines I've marked IE7 and IE8 releases as stated by Wikipedia. As you can see, there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern so I suppose my concerns
we're unfounded. I use it for both work and non-work purposes and my use of Delicious isn't that consistent so I don't think it would be easy to find a pattern like I was thinking about. Perhaps if
many people from my project used Delicious and that data could be compared together it might be easier.
For fun I looked at my posts per day of week
which starts off strong on Mondays and decreases as the
week goes on, and my posts per hour of day
. It looks like I mostly post around lunch and on the extremes I've
only posted very late at night twice at 4am: converting media for the Zune
, and Penn's archive of articles
. In the morning at 7am I've posted only once: document
2008 May 16, 5:29
Wiki filled with HTML, CSS, and other webdev type stuff from Google. Looks like almost everyone in my delicious network has added this already...
2008 Apr 7, 10:31
I now have search and an archive available for my site. I previously tried to setup crappy search by cheating using Yahoo Pipes and now
instead I have a slightly less crappy search that works over all of the content that I've produced on my blog, uploaded to flickr or youtube, or added to delicious.
You can now read my first LiveJournal blog post or, for probably
much more entertainment value, view all the photos and videos of Cadbury by searching for 'bunny'.
The search is only slightly less lame because although it searches over all my content, I still implemented it myself rather than getting a professional package. Also, the feed supports the same
search and archive as my homepage so you can subscribe to a feed of Cadbury if you're so inclined and just skip all this other boring
stuff. My homepage and feed implement the OpenSearch response elements and I've got an OpenSearch
search provider (source) as well.
2008 Apr 3, 9:22
Del.icio.us API allows you to get an XML file of all your links.
2008 Feb 27, 2:39
Title says it all. The ratio of interesting stuff to not is pretty good.
2008 Jan 16, 2:44
I always have to hunt for this page when setting up a new IE.
2007 Nov 7, 5:19
My Many Eyes account page. Adding this to delicious so that I don't lose track of it. Associated IBMID: firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 Oct 29, 7:07
Two brief updates to previous posts:
- I noted that I had a new entry on the IE blog. Some comments on the IE blog have recently been rude in their request for information
on future versions of IE. For example see the first two comments responding to my post. Feeling bad about that
I looked at my posts entry on delicious and saw the following:
That made me feel a bit better and I was able to catch up with someone from college. Thanks Kris!
"This is the first blog from the IE team that I have found rigorous and informative. I skipped to the bottom to find it was written by one of the TA's from my first class at Cal
- I previously had my GPS set with an Australian accent. When it encountered 'WA', as in the abbreviation for Washington in freeway
exits, it pronounced it 'Western Australia'. Now I've got it with a British accent and WA is just 'W.A.' but when I tell it to drive to 'MS', the name of my saved location for work, it pronounces
2007 Oct 14, 3:12
I've updated my homepage by moving stuff about me onto a separate About
page. Creating the About page was the perfect opportunity
to get FoaF
, a machine readable way of describing yourself and your friends, off my to do list. I have a base FoaF
file to which I add friends, projects, and accounts from delicious
using an XSLT
. This produces the FoaF XML
resource on which I use another XSLT to convert into HTML
and produce the About page.
I should also mention a few FoaF pages I found useful in doing this:
FOAF Vocabulary Specification - The standard on which I based my XSLT to add in info from delicious.
FoaF Explorer - Turns any RDF XML FOAF resource into a webpage with links to the other people, projects, etc mentioned in the FOAF file.
FoaF-a-Matic - I used this to produce my base FoaF file.
RDF Validator - This is the closest thing I could find for validation. It does RDF in general but unfortunately not FoaF specifically. I found two
links to sites that are down or dead that claimed to do what I actually wanted.
2007 Sep 27, 2:17
Starting on a new simple project I wanted to get the history of my Delicious links. Delicious has an export tool available via the settings section so I thought I'd try that. However, the links
aren't exported in XML not even in XHTML but rather in HTML. Shocking. An example:
"Don't Tase Me, Bro!" (UF Student Tasered Remix)
Remix of the 'Don't tase me, bro!' guy getting tasered.At this point I'm already not going to use this file because its in HTML but I'm even more disgusted by those date time values.
Raymond Chen of the Old New Thing posted about recognizing timestamps and timestamp sentinel values. From the first blog post and with the use of a calculator for base conversion one can tell that
those are UNIX style timestamps counting the number of seconds since 1970.
It reminds me of my hatred for the MIME date time format I developed working on my webpage's server side parsing of atom and RSS. Atom is
of course my favorite as Atom uses the Internet date time format described in the following documents. Here's an example of one
On the other hand the evil and villainous RSS uses the MIME date time format now described in the more
recent IETF MIME standard. Here's an example
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:50:00 -0800
The Internet date time format has the advantage of being so easy to sort. An alphabetic sort with normal C-style collation rules of strings containing Internet date times will also sort them
chronologically. This is not the case for the MIME date time due to the preceding day of the week and the spelled out month name. This also means that when producing these you have to figure out
the day of the week and when parsing them you have to match month names rather than just parsing out numbers. Anyway now days if I see mention of a date time in a new proposed standard or spec I be
sure to point out the numerous advantages of the Internet date time format.
2007 Aug 15, 3:16
Reasons why del.icio.us style tagging is different and better than things that have come before it.
2007 Jul 26, 12:05
A debate between David Weinberger (of Everything is Miscellaneous) and Andrew Keen (of Cult of the Amatuer) on the Web as the end of intelligent society. Of course since I'm posting this on delicious
its clear who I favor in this debate.
2007 May 17, 1:04
I've seen several humorous kitty related stories recently and then happened upon the whole lolcat
scene. Rather than post all the links to humorous
kitty lolcat photos to delicious I figure I'll roundup the links here.
A cat in England enjoys riding the bus
and does so regularly (associated lolcat commentary
A cat trees a bear
(also with lolcat
xkcd has a comic on the topic of lolcat commentary
. xkcd also had a non-lolcat cat related comic
recently that I found
And now I'm out of commentary so I'll just... "X cat is X": interested
. VG related: SF
. Other: cookie
2007 Apr 8, 9:27
This is a search shortcut for Vizicious my delicious heirarchy visualization tool.
2007 Apr 8, 9:07
A tool to produce FOAF files based on your delicious account. Appears to be down now but the tool's blog has other ineteresting links.
2007 Apr 8, 9:05
Geotagging used in your delicious tags so you can plot your delicious links on Google Earth.
2007 Apr 8, 9:02
Bookmark things on delicious very privately. This is an actual tool this time that uses encryption to ensure that even delicious doesn't know what you bookmarked.
2007 Apr 8, 9:01
How to bookmark things privately on del.icio.us