Flickr Original updated to 1.0.4

Wednesday 12/30/2009  –  Category: Uncategorized

UPDATE: Download Flickr Original 1.0.5
Download Flickr Original 1.0.4
Sorry guys, I stand corrected. Upon further investigation, the Flickr slideshow queries the API with their own special API key that expires every so often (daily, I assume). It’s only when using this special API key that we can see the originalsecret and original format parameters. [...]

Prowler 1.0.1

Saturday 12/26/2009  –  Category: Uncategorized

I’ve updated the Prowler extension to make the API call in the extension instead of relying on a web service. Please upgrade for improved performance and reliability!
UPDATE: Download Prowler 1.0.2
Download Prowler 1.0.1
The web service (hosted on Heroku) will still be available for those running older versions of the extension.
View the original Prowler post

Flickr Original 1.0.3

Saturday 12/26/2009  –  Category: Uncategorized

(UPDATE: Version 1.0.4 available!)
I’ve updated the Flickr Original extension to use XMLHttpRequest instead of depending on a web service. It should be faster now since the API logic had been moved to the browser.
Download Flickr Original 1.0.3
The web service (now running on node.js) will still be available for those running older versions of the [...]

Trying out Node.js

Friday 12/25/2009  –  Category: Uncategorized

Node.js (“evented I/O for V8 javascript”) lets you use non-blocking callbacks to improve concurrency and performance of your app. I decided to give it a try by rewriting my Flickr Original webservice since the current Merb-based version didn’t do too well when pounded–my load averages spiked fairly often and the Merb master process would [...]