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Message 5622 - Posted: 4 May 2007 | 3:19:37 UTC

Anyone get it to work?

I put in the URL that our beloved code dwarf put in his profile (http://pirates.spy-hill.net/gadget.xml) and get a not found message back from Google.
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Message 5624 - Posted: 4 May 2007 | 13:20:22 UTC

It looks like the "working on..." bit in his profile is a key element. :-) He had a bug in it for a while, but as far as I know it's fixed now. You might have to delete the gadget and maybe even restart your browser before adding it again, I'm not sure how strongly Goggle caches old versions, or if they do or it's your browser.

Quite by accident I found that if you add a gadget via URL and the URL points to a page with an RSS feed then the gadget displays the feed.

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Message 5628 - Posted: 5 May 2007 | 4:26:44 UTC

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It's working now. I didn't even get to the point of adding it last night as Google couldn't even find it.
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Message 5632 - Posted: 5 May 2007 | 13:30:31 UTC - in response to Message 5628.

KSMarksPsych wrote:
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It's working now. I didn't even get to the point of adding it last night as Google couldn't even find it.

Actually, Google misleads you. If the gadget does not "compile" correctly (the XML is not correct) then it says it can't find it, even though it can.

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Message 5633 - Posted: 5 May 2007 | 14:42:49 UTC
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UOTD gadget moves to http://pirates.spy-hill.net/uotd-gadget.xml

Project Summary gadget is http://pirates.spy-hill.net/project_summary-gadget.xml

UOTD listing for multiple BOINC projects is http://pirates.spy-hill.net/BOINC-uotds.xml

This last one just gets files made by the projects, uotd.html. Except for Pirates, these files have relative URL's, which screws up links and images. When they change this (Rytis knows about it) the list will look better.

To try these go to http://www.google.com/ig, select custom page if you don't already have one, select "Add stuff>>", then "add by URL" and enter one of these URL's.

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Message 5636 - Posted: 6 May 2007 | 1:06:46 UTC

They're working for me. Nice job!

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Message 5680 - Posted: 11 May 2007 | 17:17:13 UTC
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The iGoogle gadget for showing a project's User of the Day has been incorporated into the latest BOINC source code. Soon you will be able to use this for any BOINC project.

The URL for the gadget has changed, however, to be of the form http://PROJECT_URL/uotd_gadget.php (and not .xml, though it does produce the XML needed to define the gadget).


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Message 5711 - Posted: 18 May 2007 | 5:33:34 UTC

Since this new code has been introduced here I've noticed picture link has no target:
http://pirates.spy-hill.net/view_profile.php?userid=5977 target=

Before the change it was the same url as
Never understood the need for 2 links to same page so no link for the pic is good for me, but there seems to be something afoot here.
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Message 5724 - Posted: 24 May 2007 | 15:51:42 UTC - in response to Message 5711.

Contact wrote:
Since this new code has been introduced here I've noticed picture link has no target:
http://pirates.spy-hill.net/view_profile.php?userid=5977 target=


Good eye there, sailor. There was a missing closing quote in the URL. It should be fixed now.

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