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Trackback from clock -- watching time, the only true currency
December 5, 2004 10:05 PM

Track the ripples in the pond

Excerpt: Blogging about blogging is still interesting to many, confirming my point that we are still early, early, early in the adoption curve.

Trackback from clock -- watching time, the only true currency
December 5, 2004 10:51 PM

Classification fun: where does your weblog belong?

Excerpt: In responding to my notes about topicality , Jeremy Zawodny wrote Weblog topics, blogger micro-brands, and weblog classification .

Trackback from bipolar (right brain)
December 7, 2004 9:55 AM

actual improvements:

Excerpt: i'm sure this will elicit a grimace of some sort out of brian, but i've been puttering around the back office here at bipolar the last few days. My most recent accomplishment follows on the heels of a post i...

Mike Wills
December 8, 2004 12:32 PM

Yes, I would like to see the script as well.

Chad
December 15, 2004 8:51 PM

Me too Adam, stop being a code-hoarder and toss us a bone ;-)

Trackback from danandsherree.com
December 27, 2004 11:09 AM

Building a Weighted Category List

Excerpt: A while ago I read What's this blog about?, which showed a weighted list of keywords that appears on his...

Trackback from pixelgraphix
January 9, 2005 6:21 AM

Worum geht es wirklich auf pixelgraphix?

Excerpt: Gewichtetet Stichwortlisten sind Besuchern von Flickr sicher bekannt. Die 150 beliebtesten Tags der Benutzer sind auf dieser Seite zusammengefasst. In What's this blog about? zeigt Adam Kalsey, welche Stichwörter in...

David Engel
March 2, 2005 10:57 AM

An interesting idea for an improvement might be to link each keyword to the search results for that keyword, whether powered by a Google site search or Movable Type's search.

Cool Man Number One
March 25, 2005 4:53 PM

I would generate such a list like so -- 1. Query your database to get all of the records you want to examine... SELECT body FROM myblogentries; 2. Read each row into your favorite scripting language and break the words apart on the spaces... (in PHP) $words = split(' ' , $row['body']); 3. Count word occurence for each record... function cnt($item, $key) { global $n; $n[$item]++; } array_walk($words, 'cnt'); 4. Normalize the results (i.e., scale from 0 to 1)... asort($n, SORT_NUMERIC); $n = array_reverse($n); $max = current($n); function normalize($item, $key) { global $n, $max; $n[$key] = $n[$key] / $max; } array_walk($n, 'normalize'); 5. Display each word on your page... function listwords($item, $key) { global $n; $weight = $n[$key]; $size = 4 * $weight; echo "$key"; } array_walk($n, 'listwords'); Probably best to calculate and cache, of course. :) Peace.

Kim Siever
April 19, 2005 1:11 PM

Does the list repopulate as time goes on based on the most recent entries?

akatsuki
April 24, 2005 9:54 AM

I might recommend Jim Flanagan's zeitgeist for something similar: http://twiki.tensegrity.net/bin/view/Main/SearchReferralZeitgeist

Trackback from Wyome
May 30, 2005 4:56 PM

ch. ch. change..

Excerpt: I have decided to play with the design of Wyome just a bit. Instead of trying to do new CSS tricks though, I am focusing on new Xaraya tricks. For instance take a look at the site map. Though this is by far

Trackback from Alex sparks
June 7, 2005 7:00 AM

Adding tag clouds to TypePad weblogs

Excerpt: The sidebar of this weblog shows an example. The TypePad team send me this:

Stephen
March 18, 2007 11:02 PM

Hi, I wonder how the blog work?

Stephen
March 18, 2007 11:02 PM

send again

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