Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Quote of the day

Mark Pilgrim: "I tried the whole "read everything in your aggregator" thing, and it depresses me. It reminds me of when I used to smoke, and everything tasted the same."
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Uh ...

Yeah, I'll get onto the blogroll ring thing soon ;) For the moment, have a play with the comment monitor - it'll make your life much easier ...
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And now for something completely different

One thing that's always been difficult for me is keeping track of the comments on my blogs. So, here's a PHP / javascript hack that generates comment summary pages.

Follow that link and enter your blog details (it'll work for people hosting blogs here at Salon, on the standard Radio server - - and on my own Python Community Server), then click the button and you will be presented with a nice reverse-date-ordered list of comments.

Once you've run through and read all the comment pages, all the links will be purple. When somebody posts a comment, the link URL on that page will change, so the comment ID linking to the page with the new comment will turn blue.

Examples: this blog, Workbench, Dave Winer (DHRB)

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