Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:08:04 -700(image) Feed your addiction! GetDilbert simply grabs and displays the latest Dilbert comic from Dilbert.com. Refreshes “automagically!”
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:10:10 -700(image) Make-A-Pass generates secure, random passwords with the click of a button! This widget is highly configurable, similar to the online utility at WinGuides, but also including FIPS 181 capabilities. Note: most of the configuration options are on the back!
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 21:21:21 -700This widget is probably the first public example of an app built using Digg's brand new streaming API. It displays real-time activity from Digg.com. Enjoy!
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 11:11:11 +1300(image) Ever check your web logs and wonder where in the world is 188.8.131.52? (Answer: Vienna, Austria) How about 184.108.40.206? (Answer: Kerikeri, New Zealand) Wonder no more! Through the magic of geolocation, IP Locator takes that mysterious IP address and tells you where that hit to your web site (or intruder on your network!) resides.
Mon, 25 May 2009 17:17:17 +1300(image) Fast lookup of information about the PHP web programming language. Features include:
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 21:00:00 +1300(image) Makes long URLs short using Hurl.ws
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 21:00:00 +1300(image) Makes long URLs short using tr.im
Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:00:00 +1300(image) I built this bobblehead widget as a thank you to @heheboy for being my 1000th follower on Twitter.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:11:12 +1300Yep, I'm aware that GetDilbert is kaput at the moment. United Media updated their web site without consulting me. (The nerve!) The good news is that they now provide an RSS feed of the comics, so I should have GetDilbert back up and running soon. Thanks for your patience!
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 23:45:56 +1300I blogged today about the imminent release of PHP Function Reference 1.0 (and it’s about time!). PHPfr has been stuck at version 0.9.6.2b for over a year now, but the project is fast approaching this important milestone. There are some great new features and it’s localized in English, German and Romanian so far, with more to come. Watch this space for the big announcement sometime (hopefully) in the next week!
Sat, 18 Aug 2007 10:20:30 +1300A few of you, loyal IP Locator users, have written to let me know that the widget is not working. IP Locator gets its geolocation information from DNSStuff.com. It appears that DNSStuff.com has moved to a subscription model for most of its services. I have written to R. Scott Perry, the owner of the site and asked him what is to become of IP Locator in light of this change. Scott and I have enjoyed a good working relationship since I approached him 2 years ago and asked if he would like to collaborate on the widget. I will post an update here as soon as I know more. Thanks for your understanding. –Andrew
Sun, 08 Jul 2007 11:22:33 +1300PHP Function Reference was mentioned today on Engadget. Cool! (Thanks to Rob Scriva, author of Dashalytics, for pointing this out.)
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:17:17 +1300Fans of GetDilbert might want to check out Out There. Out There is a Far Side-like comic written by George Webster. Good stuff!
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 09:10:11 +1300(image) Safari 3 beta breaks widgets that use the search history feature of search input field types. I have put together a version of IP Locator with that feature disabled for anyone who wants to continue using it with the broken version of Safari. You can download it here. A bug has been filed with Apple and I suspect this will be a fairly high priority fix considering how many Dashboard widgets are affected.
Sun, 14 Jan 2007 09:10:11 MST(image) I am excited to announce that PHP Function Reference is now open source, under the the New BSD License. The project is being hosted on Google Code and I have a discussion forum set up here for it as well. So far, three individuals have stepped forward to contribute to the project: Kelly Patrick Robinson was first in line at the opening of the Albuquerque Apple Store and adds to his list of conquests as first to join PHPfr; Nelson Darkwah Oppong, creator of the Fire ftp widget, is a programmer and graphic designer from Germany; and Barbara Napholtz, a longtime, paid user of PHPfr has agreed to do quality assurance testing on the widget. I am hopeful that with this infusion of talent we will finally be able to push PHPfr to a stable, 1.0 release. Thanks Kelly, Nelson, and Barbara for joining!
Mon, 01 Jan 2007 09:00:00 MSTI am officially a freelancer, doing business as Newfangled Telegraph. If you need a widget developed, now is the time to contact me!
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:34:56 MSTSundial 1.1 is now available. This version adds support for a truckload of languages and fixes a few minor outstanding issues. Download it now!
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:10:10 MSTLooking for a secure, random WEP/WPA passkey generator? Check out Entropy. It’s like Make-A-Pass for wireless.
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 01:02:03 MSTOver at clearwired.com, I have posted the first in a series of blog entries about What Sundial Taught Me. The first one is on Widget Localization. It’s a pretty thorough overview, if I do say so myself. If you’re a widget developer who wants to get started with localization, it’s worth a look!
Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:02:03 MSTGood news! GetDilbert has been updated to work again! Actually, I have updated the stuff on my server that enables GetDilbert to work, so you don’t even have to download a new version. Pretty slick, eh?
Sat, 16 Sep 2006 09:00:00 MSTI am excited to announce easily my most sophisticated widget ever, Sundial. In the past I have sort of hacked my widgets together. This project was for work, so I was really thorough and did things according to the Apple guidelines (imagine that!). What is Sundial, you ask? Sundial makes it easy to track time on projects through Basecamp. Check it out!
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:20:30 MSTFaithful GetDilbert Users,
Mon, 01 May 2006 21:45:45 MSTRecently, I started compressing my widgets by first tarring them, then zipping them. It seems, zip is not very efficient at compressing lots of little files (like in my PHPfr widget, which ships with a full copy of the PHP documentation, over 5,800 files). Using just zip, that widget weighed in at over 9 MB. Tarring it first (which just takes all of the files and creates one contiguous file), PHPfr weighs in at just over 3 MB, a big bandwidth saver! The problem is, I have had a small handful of reports from users that my widgets don't work. They uncompressed them, but the system won't recognize them. Turns out they're all Stuffit Expander users. In each case, I recommended they use Mac OS X's default unzipper, and in each case the widget worked as expected. Others have written in more depth about the evils of (or, at least, the lack of necessity of using) Stuffit Expander. I suggest just trashing the stupid thing, but if you can't bring yourself to part with this vestige of the bad old days; at least, please, don't use it to unzip my widgets!
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 22:33:44 MSTI just added the ability for visitors to make comments about my widgets. So let's hear it, people!
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 22:11:00 MST(image) Not ever having received a letter from Apple Legal, I thought I’d use their graphics and code to throw together a widget that counts down to the billionth song sold on iTunes. After much agonizing, I decided to call it iTunes Billionth. Enjoy!
Mon, 06 Feb 2006 10:40:00 MSTFor folks using Mac OS X 10.3.9 and enjoying widgets thanks to Mesa Dynamics’ Amnesty Widget Browser, I have posted the contents of the WidgetResources directory for download. Just unzip it and drop it in /System/Library/ and you will have access to widgets that are not “backwards compatible.”
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:00:00 MST(image) For kicks and grins, I threw together a little widget that counts down to the inuaguration of the next POTUSA. It's called Duhbya's Days Are Numbered. Enjoy!
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:30:00 MST(image) I made a widget for painter Duane Keiser. It's called A Painting A Day. Check it out!
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 16:30:00 MST(image) Are you a web designer stuck using the 216 colors of the "web safe" palette? This little widget will help keep you safe! Ha ha ... get it? "Safe," like, the icon is a safe and these are the web safe colors. Oh, nevermind.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 16:30:00 MST(image) Studies say 97% of spam (no, not Spam) happens because you posted your email address to a web page somewhere...The Obfuscator to the rescue! The Obfuscator converts your email address into an encoded string that spambots can't read, but web browsers and email programs can! For convenience, your obfuscated string is automagically copied to the clipboard.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 16:30:00 MST(image) SnippetComposer is for folks who know some HTML and want a way to quickly compose HTML snippets, for example, for posting to online forums.
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 12:15:00 MSTI have posted a "super-short" survey regarding the next release of IP Locator. Please take 5 minutes to help me make it the best geolocation widget out there. Thanks!
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 12:34:56 MST(image) Widget Exhibition - The Art of John Dyer
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 17:00:00 MSTAre you bilinqual? Are you interested in helping me localize my widgets by translating some text? Email me! Your reward will be a mention and link on my widgets web page.
Thu, 7 Jul 2005 17:00:00 MSTInterested in building widgets? Check out my tutorial!
Thu, 7 Jul 2005 10:00:00 MST(image) SlideShow displays a series of images along with links to related web pages.
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 10:00:00 MST(image) MyResolution is pretty simple. It displays your monitor’s resolution. It also contains a simple script to open up the Displays preference pane. This script works with the default setting for showing/hiding Dashboard (F12). MyResolution contains instructions for changing this setting if you have remapped that function. Just control-click on the widget and choose "Show Package Contents" to find the instructions.
Sun, 12 Jun 2005 10:00:00 MST(image) Today in NM brings you arts- and culture-related events from around New Mexico to your desktop by tapping New Mexico CultureNet's RSS feed of the same name. Events load automatically and refresh once a day without intervention. Click on the arrows to see event descriptions. Click on the title of an event to see more detail about it on the New Mexico CultureNet web site.
Mon, 30 May 2005 10:00:00 MST(image) This is a simple implementation of the childhood favorite of the same name. The object is get three in a row. Can you beat the CPU?