Finding Related WordPress Plugins

August 15th, 2012

A few days ago, I happened upon an interesting post on the ManageWP blog discussing ways to improve the WordPress plugin repository. One of the suggestions was to add a “related plugins” feature: Both Lester Chan, with over 7 million plugin downloads to his name, and Duane Storey, a co-founder of Brave New Code, suggested […]

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Celtic Knot Generator – A HTML5 Canvas Experiment

May 17th, 2012

I wanted to familiarize myself with the much-touted canvas element, so I used it to build an interactive celtic knot generator/editor. Give it a try. Launch the celtic knot generator. Note: Requires a fairly modern browser. Instructions When you first load up the knot generator, you will see a 10×10 grid filled with the default […]

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FindBroken Beta

March 7th, 2011

Here’s something I’ve been working on for the last month or so: It’s an automated link checker that periodically scans your site for broken links and alerts you by email if any are found. Basically, it’s like a hosted version of the Broken Link Checker plugin, only simpler and not WordPress-specific. The site is […]

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Bookmarklet Combiner

June 2nd, 2010

I love bookmarklets. Over time, I have accumulated a sizable collection of bookmarklets ranging from development tools (yay for ReCSS!) to great little utilities like Readability. Chances are that some of you have, too. I also like to keep my browser window trim and slim, and a crowded bookmark bar is definitely not conducive to […]

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Google Suggest Keyword Generator

March 14th, 2010

As you might have noticed, the query suggestion feature of Google Search usually only comes up when someone wants to expose and make fun of all the silly things that people search for. Today, I’m going to show you how you that it can also be put to a more practical use – keyword discovery! […]

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Making The Web More Readable For Everyone

January 18th, 2010

In a recent Reddit thread, one commenter made a casual remark : There needs to be a way to link to a page on Reddit and automatically apply Readability. That seemed like an excellent idea to me. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, Readability is a bookmarklet that can take an article or […]

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Finding Interesting Websites via Google Trends/PHP/AJAX

August 11th, 2008

I have created a PHP/JS script that will let you enter a list of sites and use the Google tool to analyze the sites and generate a list of related websites – a kind of recommendation engine. For example, if you enter a webcomic site A you will probably get a list of other webcomics B, C and D that are also enjoyed by people who read webcomic A.

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RSS Feeds for DeviantART Notifications

June 9th, 2008

I thought it would be handy if I could get the various DA notifications (deviantWATCH, new comments on your deviations, etc) as a RSS feed, so I created a PHP script that can log into a DA account and generate the feed. It creates three feeds – New deviations from your deviantWATCH (with thumbnails!). Messages […]

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