Need someone to lead product or development at your software company? I lead product and engineering teams and I'm looking for my next opportunity. Check out my resume and get in touch.

Updated Technorati Plugin

Freshness Warning
This article is over 16 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current.

Jacques Distler emailed me to note that the Technorati API is now returning data encoded in UTF-8. While that may not mean much to you, it does mean that if you are using my Technorati plugin to put the Technorati Link cosmos on your site and one of the links in your cosmos has certain characters in it, all sorts of things may break.

So I’ve updated the plugin to fix that problem and add a couple of minor changes to how it works. This should make things a bit more fault tolerant.

  • (change) XML errors now give a message in the activity log instead of halting the rebuild.
  • (new) If Technorati doesn�t respond, a message is added to the activity log.
  • (change) The Technorati API�s output is now UTF-8. Removed Jacques Distler�s patch (added in 0.92) to strip control chars, as it now causes problems with multi-byte characters.
  • (change) Support for the LIMIT parameter to the API. You can now request up to 100 lastn items from the plugin without slowing hte rebuild or using more than one request.

Trackback from Code Novice
June 27, 2004 1:53 PM

CMS Bookmarks: MT, EE and WP

Excerpt: Just a few notable scripts and plugins I found from various sources:

Kevin Marks
July 2, 2004 2:18 AM

Apologies if we broke something here - the internal data in our databases has been utf-8 since late last year, so it only made sense to switch in the APi too (it is xml's default encoding these days). We could offer an embed-safe version by escaping all chars >127 in unicode, but that would bloat the data a lot if it is foreign-language heavy. Perhaps we could make this an option. Thanks for working with the Technorati API

Your comments:

Text only, no HTML. URLs will automatically be converted to links. Your email address is required, but it will not be displayed on the site.


Not your company or your SEO link. Comments without a real name will be deleted as spam.

Email: (not displayed)

If you don't feel comfortable giving me your real email address, don't expect me to feel comfortable publishing your comment.

Website (optional):

Recently Written

A framework for onboarding new employees (May 15)
There’s no single good way to onboard an employee that works for every role. Here's a framework for creating a process that you can adapt to each situation.
TV hosts as a guide for software managers (May 10)
Software managers can learn a lot from journalists or late night TV hosts and how they interview people.
The Improvement Flywheel (Apr 29)
An incredible flywheel for the improvement of a development team. Fix a few things, and everything starts getting better.
Managers and technical ability (Dec 26)
In technical fields, the closer you are to the actual work being done, the closer your skills need to resemble those of the people doing the work.
Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams (Sep 17)
Whatever you call it, the symptom is that you're measuring your progress by how much you build and deliver instead of measuring success by the amount of customer value you create.
Evaluative and generative product development (Aug 30)
Customers never even talk to the companies that don't fit their needs at all. If the only product ideas you're considering are those that meet the needs of your current customers, then you're only going to find new customers that look exactly like your current customers.
Product Manager Career Ladder (Aug 19)
What are the steps along the product management career path?
Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.


What I'm Reading


Adam Kalsey

+1 916 600 2497


Public Key

© 1999-2020 Adam Kalsey.