Archive for November, 2005

Updated: GreaseMonkey script for Heise Ticker

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I’ve updated the Updated: GreaseMonkey script for the Heise news ticker
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Software Update RSS feed available

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Tired of checking all your favorite software sites regularly for updates? Here’s the solution: I’ve created a new software update service at laurisch.net. The site features an RSS feed with recent software release. Amongst the software packages we’re currently monitoring are:

  • Mozilla, FireFox and Thunderbird
  • Mysql Server, Administrator, QueryBrowser
  • Apache, PHP and a number of popular PHP applications

Is your favorite software missing? Send me an email and I’ll add it to the list.

If demand exists, I’ll add email notifications as well.

Geocoding RSS feeds

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Web sites and blogs can be geo-coded, revealing their writer’s physical location. Popular service (or really the only one I’ve seem sofar) is feedmap.net.
Geo-coding a blog’s RSS feed is a bit more tricky since the XML name spaces need to be correctly declared. Kwebble has a detailed description how to do this for WordPress.

Technorati FireFox extension

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

After reading Sifry’s alert and not being able to find the extension I expected, I decided to create my own.
Technobar will provide the ultimate ‘reverse’ browsing experience by showing live Technorati content on the web pages you’re browsing.
Alpha code is currently in development. Some help with Mozilla’s sidebar implementation needed…
If you’re using Flock, then Technorati Topbar is the perfect extension.

PHP Frameworks

Friday, November 11th, 2005

I’ve found this interesting post Stupidly Easy MVC in PHP regarding MVC frameworks in PHP.
I’ve some time ago tried to do something similiar: phpApplet. It supports from/list, edit/insert and search and uses Smarty.
The next step to do would be view logic to control multi-applet behaviour (master/detail relationship and so on). This is what I like so much about Siebel CRM software- configuring complex logic on top of database abstraction is just so easy.
Any thoughts on where to find such a framework for PHP?