Archive for November, 2009

PHP OpenSRS Client

This is only a quick message to say that I am now developing the PHP OpenSRS Client project.

OpenSRS-PHP is a PHP-based client class that communicates with the TuCows OpenSRS Domain Name Registry System via an API.

I have just released version 2.8.1 with many long awaited fixes.


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Sometimes you need to know the time somewhere else in the world. I find it useful to get my eggdrop to return the time of another timezone…

> .tz london
<Bot> HM2K, The time for the london timezone is Fri Feb 13 23:31:30 2009

However, much like my old weather.tcl, I realised that my worldtime.tcl had passed it’s sell by date and had now expired.

My old worldtime.tcl which was based on a script by Murf which used to gather it’s data had stopped working.

It would seem that had changed their markup which meant that it was no longer possible to parse the correct data from the HTML.

Never mind, I thought, there must be a better way, that doesn’t need to use a third party website, that won’t stop working.

After all operating systems have worldtime build in without using a website, so how do they do it?

So, I did some investigation…

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Gmail needs an API

Yesterday I spent some time investigating Google Wave. A very interesting new product from Google. Not only that but an interesting protocol.

If you think about it, Google has mostly only used other protocols for communication in the past, now it’s creating it’s own. They clearly want to create a completely new protocol that will effectively be the future of these old primitive protocols.

For this to catch on, it will either have to run directly along side smtp and xmmp or layer on top of them.

We’re going to need a way to pass requests over http to smtp or pop3/imap, and what better way to do it than with gmail?

Sure, but there’s no API…

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PlusFM Track Feed

Recently an online radio station I listen to called PlusFM stopped displaying track titles on their stream. This was a pain for quickly displaying the current track you were listening to, however I did figure out a work around…

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Update: This script is now part of the eggtcl project.

Today, after I decided to hang out in #eggtcl on EFnet, someone asked the following:

<daILLeST> anyine know of a weather tcl that actually works? All the ones I find are outdated, or in another language…

I decided it was time that I updated my old weather.tcl based on a script by Ycarus for eggdrop bots.

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