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Disabling SearchWiki

Google introduced Search Wiki, and opted me in without a method of disabling it. Thanks a lot Google. Not. So I started searching for a way to disable. First I found this post , via Saad Kamal, on Google Operating System, but that didn’t work to well for me. This greasemonkey based solution is a…

Technorati Pepper for Mint

I’ve been playing with the thought of developing a Pepper for Mint for ages, but never got to it. Tonight I decided to do it, and it turned out to be incredibly easy! So I’ve developed a Pepper that has two panes, one displays your Technorati scores like this: The other displays the latest links…

Twitter iPhone apps side by side

Twitter is now officially a part of my life. I find myself checking Twitter more often then my email, and that, I guess, forces me to be smart about how I use it. I’ve been using Twitterific and Twinkle side by side for a while, but both annoyed me at times. They look like this:…

Simple scripts for speedy WordPress actions

Sometimes, when moving or installing WordPress blogs, you’ll have a need for some simple scripts to help do simple things. I found a couple of those that helped me out, and I thought I’d share them with you! Easily install WordPress This first one I shared on my newsletter a couple of weeks back: EasyWP…

Personal note: wedding pictures!

So I’ve been meaning to show a couple of these to all my readers for a while but just didn’t get to doing it, but here goes. Serge Chamuleau of Trouwen in Arnhem made these wonderful pictures of my wife Marieke and son Tycho at our wedding (ow yeah, warning, I’m in some of them…

Your homepage: your blogs showcase

When you get to a blog you’ve never visited before, through a search, a listing on a social network site or a link on another blog, what kind of page do you land up on? Usually, it’ll be an article page. You’ll read the article, and decide, based on that article and the other info…

Using the Technorati API on your blog

In my effort to remove all badges from my front page and decrease the load time, I have now moved to using the Technorati API to display Technorati info. It looks like this: The code is almost as easy as the code to display your FeedBurner subscribers or your last tweet. You’ll need to create…

The Full mailto Link Syntax

For a small project I had to create a smart mailto link to make my life a bit easier. I wanted the mailto link to hold not only a to and the subject (I’d figured that much out) but a multi lined body too. Turns out that is pretty darn easy to do. So, for…

Showing off your FeedBurner subscribers

Quite a few websites have started to show of their FeedBurner subscriber count with something else than a widget. To do that, you have to be able to grab the number of subscribers through the FeedBurner API. Now I bet you want to know how! It’s bloody easy in WordPress, just do this: Copy, paste,…

Easily display your last Tweet

I wanted to show my latest tweet on the front page of this site, and although I know there are several plugins which probably could’ve helped me do this, I decided to see how easy the API was to use. It turned out to be incredibly easy, as long as you have PHP 5.2 or…