A Twitter Based Alert System

A Twitter Based Alert System

We were in need of an alert system for our system in order to notify relevant parties of any errors which would occur in our production servers. There was already an email alert system in place but hey you have to admit no one is going to be checking emails 24×7 yea? :) … We needed a solution like getting an SMS to our support team’s phone, but we didnt have any SMS gateway available. This is a potential solution…

    jQuery and AddToAny social media generator

    • Five quick tips that I found valuable while learning jQuery in depth. I learned them the hard way so you don’t have to! Really good post outlining using jquery with:
    1. Using Firebug to experiment interactively
    2. Caching selector results
    3. Explains about the best times to use jQuery (e.g. NOT all the time!)
    4. Advanced selectors, filters and traversals

    addtoany social media generator

    • Help your visitors share & bookmark your pages and subscribe to your feeds using any service. System to interactively create a bookmarking widget that allows your users to subscribe to all the popular social networking systems. Easy to use and can generate in multiple languages.

      Addtoany has a comprehensive API that allows you to get and set key parameters. The API page has plenty of good examples of how to use. The button can be small and unobtrusive. This system can be used with Feedburner, and the service is absolutely FREE

    Cache selector results

    Wordle – Create your own word cloud

    Wordle the word cloud creator FREE

    Just playing around with Wordle. It’s pretty cool and creates a great word cloud from many sources – including your own web site! This is the result of my blog as of today:

    jonathans taxonomy

    You can either paste in a load of words, a url (e.g. blog site, etc.) or a delicious user name to get their tags. Here’s mine :-)

    Jonathans Taxonomy from Delicious