Ridiculous simplicity

is so ridiculous I’m not surprised it took so long for someone to invent it. But it is a thing of sublime beauty. Reminds me of some of the projects at last weekend’s .

pageoftext.com, which hosts wikiclock, is only ridiculous in its simplicity. Why didn’t I think of that?

Both projects via Evan Prodromou reporting on RoCoCo. I’m sad that I couldn’t make it to Montreal but glad to hear it’s coming to the SF Bay Area next year.

4 Responses

  1. As I left the Maker Faire I saw a Creative Commons sign and thought, “I wonder if Mike is about?”

  2. I was about a bit. Someone did mention that a tall man with long hair asked about me, must have been you.

  3. Anton says:

    The above-mentioned thought was swiftly followed by another: “Oh, he’s right there!” But you were evidently absorbed in your conversation.

  4. Gordon McCreight says:

    Hi Mike, the code for pageoftext.com is free open source. You can get your own copy of it here: pageoftext.com/potoss

    I include the (minimal) module tests and Selenium tests. The code is still changing around quite a bit since it’s still very new, so I wouldn’t call it *stable*, but it’s usable and the regression tests are reasonably good.

    It’s mainly GPL2 (with some Artistic and UGPL mixed in from the Perl and JavaScript libraries I used).

    Thanks for mentioning my silly project. Cheers – Gordon

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