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Ruby Weekly News

Posted by Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:36:43 GMT

RubyURL was mentioned int his weeks Ruby Weekly News. I just checked the db, there are just over 400 urls now in the system.

I have discussed a few different features with a few people in the comments on this blog as a few people on IRC (#rubyonrails). I am going to try to work on some of these ideas this week while I am on vacation.

Ruby Weekly News

Posted by Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:36:43 GMT

RubyURL was mentioned int his weeks Ruby Weekly News. I just checked the db, there are just over 400 urls now in the system.

I have discussed a few different features with a few people in the comments on this blog as a few people on IRC (#rubyonrails). I am going to try to work on some of these ideas this week while I am on vacation.

FastCGI installed

Posted by Wed, 16 Mar 2005 22:44:12 GMT

I finally got FastCGI to install. (apparently you need to install FastCGI prior to installing mod_fastcgi). heh.

So, RubyURL and RobbyonRails should both be much faster. grins

FastCGI installed

Posted by Wed, 16 Mar 2005 22:44:12 GMT

I finally got FastCGI to install. (apparently you need to install FastCGI prior to installing mod_fastcgi). heh.

So, RubyURL and RobbyonRails should both be much faster. grins

RubyURL.com, worth the wait?

Posted by Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:58:19 GMT

Some people are discussing RubyURL on the Ruby-Talk mailing list on ways to know where you will go before clicking on the link..or before getting to the destination url.

Hal Futon suggested this method: http://rubyurl.com/www.yahoo.com:ajZkXDls

..but I think that would be too long of a URL for things with longer urls than www.yahoo.com.

My suggestion/compromise would be the following: User clicks on rubyurl link, is taken to page that shows the page they will be redirected to (or even just the domain name) and they wait for a few seconds before it redirects. During this time they could opt-out of allowing the redirect and click a ‘Back’ button.

What do you think? I am open to suggestions on to best address this concern..or is it even a concern? (tinyurl doesn’t think it is..or at least they don’t do this..so, should RubyURL?)

night…

Minor RubyURL update

Posted by Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:41:06 GMT

I added a check to rubyurl so that it will reuse an existing short_url rather than creating unique urls for every entry. (there are 21 entries for slashdot.. heh)

Hoping to add the filter checks later so that you don’t get the error page when you try to add something like ‘rubyurl.com’ into the system.

Cheers

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