Archive for March, 2007

Archive for March, 2007

Update to Asynchronous Peek-a-boo Comments

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I have updated my Asynchronous Peek-a-boo Comments. I have added the ability to limit the number of comments displayed (requested by kca) and fixed the Jose problem.

Ning Problems

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I have re-enabled JScripts, at least for now… the URLs in the comments here for alternates also work. We’ll see what happens. I may delete the script for my old comment form hack since it is a big bandwidth user…

This is unfortunate because it affects a great many of my (and other’s!) Blogger hacks. Four of my Ning sites have been taken offline for bandwidth usage. Some of you have written me about this. Here is the message I got from Ning just today:

Hi Singpolyma,

We wanted to get in touch because several of your sites that are being
used to host scripts or to transfer blogger profiles have exceeded
projected traffic quotas for both inbound and outbound connections.

These sites are:


Please subscribe to the extra bandwidth premium service for these
applications to maintain their current level of service.

I’m surprised that so many are using googlerelated (Edit: the problem was storage space and that app is now online again), but the others are no shock. The service needed to up each is $9.95 US per month. I will thus be slowly moving some of these scripts (the much-used ones from singpolymaplay and the entire JScripts app) to here at Hopefully bandwidth will not be a problem here. The Blogger Recent Comments app is outdated, but if there are any who want it back I’m gonna need cash to re-enable it.

If any of your hacks or sites are broken, I apologise, I will try to resolve this ASAP. Donations (see sidebar) would definately speed this process, but I’m not gonna beg for money 😉 I’ll get it done in time.

The Plugoo

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Some of you have been advantaged by the Plugoo widget in my sidebar that lets you chat with me.  If I am offline it emails me.  There is one problem with this — many of you do not leave your email address.  If I cannot contact you, how can I answer the question?  To answer some of the recent unsigned queries:

My translate widget is by a friend, Trevor Creech.  See my credits.

Someone is having trouble with peek-a-boo widgets.  Most of those have recently been updated — try the new versions and if it still doesn’t work contact me and tell me which one you’re using and how to contact you 🙂

Comment Form Updated

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I have updated my lightbox comment form for Blogger to fix the redirection bug that some people were having.  Please change to the new code for step #6 to fix it.

Welcome to!

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Some of you may have noticed the gradual changes going on — most notably the 150 or so of you who read me by feed. I am moving my primary web presences from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress on

My Technical, Personal, and XOXO blogs are all here (see tabs above) with all their content. If the old ones aren’t properly redirecting yet, they will be soon — going to a post on the old sites should take you to that post on this site. Feeds have not changed much, they are still on FeedBurner, but there is now a main feed (and blog) that combines posts from all three!

The site is not 100% done, obviously (a hacker’s site never is 😉 ), so if you see something that needs to be added/changed, feel free to contact me!

For this launch I have upgraded my FreshTags plugin and written Videntity and OldBlog redirection plugins. All my WordPress plugins now have thier own page.

Some of my TechBlog readers may fear (and, in fact, this has been voiced to me) that now that I am WordPress-powered I will forget Blogger. Not true at all. My existing hacks will receive maintenance, and new ones will be coming. I am not deleting my account or anything ;).

So, to finish this post up, I would like to thank those who made this site possible. If I forgot anyone or anything, it shall be added.