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Hacks by Others

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I toot my own horn too much. This blog has more recently been at least 90% my own code. My readership seems to be going up though (FeedBurner reporting over 60 as of yesterday).

Either way I think I’ll spend this posts talking about some of the more recent developments in the hacker community. Some of this is new, some of it is old, it is not a comprehensive list. This is just what I thought was cool recently ๐Ÿ˜‰ These are in no particular order.

Stubborn Fanatic (Vivek Sanghi)

  • …has used the new Blogger ‘if’ tags (as he documented them) to create a hack that shows Google AdSense ads inside posts on item pages. My blog is ad-free. I find ads inside posts the most annoying. If I ever do ads I promise they will not interfere with the post. But at least his hack keeps them from cluttering the main page.
  • colourful, colourful comments!
  • fix your layout editor (you have a hacked-beyond-belief template!)
  • …has created a horizontal menu bar of your tags (yawn…) with drop-down lists of the most recent posts (cool!) Definately a hack to check out, even if you don’t install it.


Note to Hoctro : how about a way to browse your blog by date? The newest entry on the main page and then no interface for date-based archives or a prevous-post link/list. Nothing. Annoying.

Hackosphere (Ramani)

  • Neo template. Maxtrix-cool, fast, Web 2.0 extravaganza. And he’s selling it! (You money-maker you… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )




If you read here at all, you’ll know I’ve been busy too… but you can just read that, I’m not going to make a list of links to myself ๐Ÿ˜‰


3 Responses

Anonymous โ€ข

Yes, I am money-maker now ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been giving free advice for hundreds of people and it has been overwhelming. Neo is too grand to give for free! As a JSON pioneer, I guess you will understand the difference it makes.

Singpolyma โ€ข

Oh, I totally understand charging for Neo! Helping for free is a fun hobby, but there comes a limit ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now that I’m 18 I’ll be setting up PayPal soon… just in case… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anonymous โ€ข

That’s true! Some point in the past I came up with a nice hack, but it made the previos post link disappear. Now I think I removed the hack, but the effect still there. I’ll try to fix this ASAP.

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