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Monday, September 24, 2007

What is this?

So, any guesses as to what this little beastie does?
Answers on a postcard please (or leave them in the comments). I should be able to let people play with this in the next week or two, and I think you'll find it quite enjoyable.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

iGoogle update again!

Seriously, you can see it in the iGoogle directory right here!

iGoogle Update

Seems some people have had problems accessing the iGoogle widget.  I have just tested it and it seems to work OK.  Basically you have to add the widget by URL, and the URL is this:

That should load the widget into your iGoogle desktop.  Unfortunately I'm a iGoogle n00b so I don't know why it's not working for some.  Have a play, see what you can do.  The XML for it is public so it ought to work.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

iGoogle Widget

While playing around with iGoogle I have managed to create an Onslaught random map widget. The XML file is here:

Onslaught 2 Random Map

Adding this widget is fairly straightforward. It's not in the directory yet so you have to add it by hand, which takes about 10 seconds.
  1. Go to the "Add Stuff" page
  2. By the "Search Homepage Content" button there should be a tiny link: "Add by URL"
  3. Paste in this URL (or copy it from the link above). Make sure you get the whole thing, it's a bit long:
  4. Don't worry about the warning that the content was not created by Google, click OK to proceed
That's it, you will have a random Onslaught 2 map from the map directory on your iGoogle homepage. The map changes every 10 minutes on the server but the iGoogle cache may not update immediately, so don't worry if you get the same map again and again.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Maps maps maps!

Well, the map editor and shared map functionaliy had to have some purpose...

Player Created Maps