||[Apr. 30th, 2004|10:49 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
I wrote a client which works as an IE plugin just like the google toolbar. You can check it out at journalagent.com (screen shots too). I've posted here before asking about having it added to the LJ clients page, however, was asked to be sure it was well tested. I feel as if it's ready. *grin*
Can someone tell me who I should email about having it added to that page?
2004-05-01 05:07 am (UTC)
Well-tested? Sheesh. It's not like we're running nuclear reactors here. Oh, I suppose if the client went berserk and wasted a lot of bandwidth or hogged the database somehow, that would be frowned upon.
hahaha, well ya know.. i take a little pride in my work ;)
i don't want someone to have a bad experience becaue i was too eager..
i *heard* that in in the windows nt license agreement, there is a line that states "not to be used for nuclear devices" or something of that sort.. haha
as much as i *do* like microsoft's development platform, I pray the gov is not using them for that kind of stuff.... gotta stick to tried n true stuff
2004-05-01 07:55 am (UTC)
I've been using it for a month or so, and I really like it. Very handy!
2004-05-02 04:34 am (UTC)
man, as a coder, that's *really* cool to know..
please tell me, how did you find out about it?
2004-05-02 06:49 am (UTC)
It took me a while to jog my memory...
I believe it was your post here
that led me to download it.
I actually wrote a little BHO for IE that updated the time/date fields in the update form, since I found that if I went to the page and then took a while to post an update, it'd use the time when I went to the form and not when I press "Update", which I felt was wrong ;) It also updated the "Currently Listening" field with whatever song you were currently listening to in WinAMP/my media player/etc. It's interesting to see someone else has had the notion of using IE as the client, albeit in a much fancier way :)
hmm, man, I didn't think about adding that as a feature... mind if i do? .. i think that'd be handy..
this also updates the "current listening" field. it will read winamp 2.x and music match.
i actually started writing this thing like end of 2002, however, i didn't work on it because of other things going on.. ya know . like work and some procrastination :|
not to mention other ideas that I worked on .. anyway.. I think BHOs and IE toolbar/explorer bands are awesome when used in a non mallicious way..
I wrote one the other day to help debug client script and an html formatted page. it basically spies on the DOM of IE. You can get the info on any element such as name, value, id, list of attribtes, and the *runtime* style. I realize you can get most of that stuff by digging thru the html source.. of a page... but who wants to do that ? heheheh
anyway.. sorry for the long-winded reply
I don't mind if you add that as a feature :) Mine was as much an experiment in writing a BHO as a useful utility for myself, so once it was done I didn't really feel it was worth releasing since it didn't do very much :) I agree though, I think Microsoft have the right idea with the extensibility of things like IE, it's just people tend to be malicious and it's a shame.