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A Journal about the experiences I have developing little applications in C#, Perl, Html and Javascript and talking about things new things that I use. Always Geeky; Always Nerdy; Always poor Grammer!

I am a Software Analyst Developer working in Southport, England but living in Liverpool. I develop mainly in C# and ASP.Net. I have been developing comercial software for several years now. I maintain this site (hosted at SwitchMedia UK) as a way of exploring new technologies (such as AJAX) and just generally talking about techie geek issues. This site is developed through a host of Perl scripts and a liberal use of Javascript. I enjoy experimenting with new technologies and anything that I make I host here.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Some hCard Stats

I have started processing hCard stats on www.topicala.com (stats can be found at www.topicala.com/ping/hCardStats) with thanks to www.pingerati.net.

hCards are a microformat that describe your contact information in a manner that can be parsed by machines, but is also human readable and therefore can be included inline with any html that you make.

Pingerati is run by Technorati and is a service that notifies other services (such as mine) of updates to peoples sites and blogs. 

At the moment pingerati pings me whenever a hCard is updated on a page.  I record this information and only use it in some stats at the moment.

To get your hCard into my stats I would suggest that you simply make sure that you ping pingerati at the following url http://pingerati.net/ping/[url that is updated] (details can be found at: http://www.pingerati.net/about/).  This can be done by configuring your blog writer to include the pingerati ping service with any other pings it does.

I would like to see Microformats being taken up because there are a lot of cool services that can be provided once the data can be understood by machines.

Once topicala has enough information there are some services that I will be adding to make topicala a lot better.

If you are wondering how to make an hCard simply visit http://microformats.org/code/hcard/creator 

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I would like to see this for all microformats, which are pingable with pingerati.net :)) Than you would have a visualisation of the microsphere growth ;)

By Sebastian K├╝pers, at Saturday, September 02, 2006 9:45:00 AM

I am just working on it now :)

By Paul Kinlan, at Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:10:00 AM