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One of the more frequent requests I get is for a "headlines only" hints page -- a ton of hints per page, showing just the title (clickable, of course) for each hint. I kept putting off the project, as I thought it would push my limited PHP skills.

But while putting together the Tiger Hints page (well worth a visit if you want to see all the 10.4 stuff in one place), it dawned on me that I could quite easily (by changing one query) create said headline hints page. So, without further ado (and not a whole lot of testing!), here it is:

Headline Hints

You'll see 100 hints per page, with just title, date, and number of views. By default, it's in reverse date order, but you can change that easily using the simple sort interface. As noted, this page hasn't been extensively tested, so please let me know if you see any problems with the output. At some point, I'll figure out a good spot to put this on the main page, but for now, this is your notice -- bookmark the page for future use.

Also, we're running our sixth browser wars poll, which are always fun. So take a minute to cast your vote, and encourage others to drop by as well -- I'd love to see a large sampling on this one. In the last go-round, Firefox was making ground on Safari, and it will be interesting to see if the trend is continuing. In putting it together, I was amazed to find there are (at least) 14 browsers available for OS X, not counting those that run through X11.

-rob.
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Authored by: tarth on May 25, '05 04:27:33PM

I'd like to request something opposite of this... either full-text or longer RSS entries! I know you have to pay for this site with ads, but I find the short blurb is often not enough to tell if the hint is something I already know, or if it is very insightful.

Full text would of course be nice, but how about just doubling the length?



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Authored by: Twist on May 25, '05 10:26:41PM

Longer summaries would be nice but I would rather see the number of items included in the RSS feeds increased by about 2x.



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Authored by: rocketchick on May 25, '05 10:49:21PM

Agreed! I'd love to see 20 hints at a time in the RSS.



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Authored by: pwagenet on May 26, '05 04:13:35AM

Longer summaries and shorter hints have already been addressed by Rob previously. He has stated that a large portion of his bandwidth is used by RSS feeds and to double the size of the feed, either in entry length or in number of entries would end up doubling that bandwidth used.

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Authored by: tarth on May 28, '05 12:21:56AM

The RSS feed isn't using Gzip, so that would probably be one way to shrink the bandwidth usage way down, even if the length doubled. And I wouldn't mind a short text ad at the bottom, either, if it supports the site.



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Authored by: alset on May 25, '05 09:45:32PM

I hope we see this added to the menu bar soon.
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Authored by: robg on May 26, '05 07:49:05AM

Let's see if anyone notices...

-rob.



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Authored by: zebradung on May 25, '05 11:47:16PM

HINT!?!?

Save As... WebArchive (or HTML Source with older Safari) and you have a local indexable, searchable version of hints in groups of 100.

Now if someone wrote an Automator app that crawled the site and downloaded by going through the pageinated links ...

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G5 DP2.5 / 4.5GB RAM

It's so fast I get tired just watching it ...



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Automator? iCab!
Authored by: Herve5 on May 26, '05 07:22:23AM

Without Automator, iCab does site download (with many options like "only the pages related to this one"...), and respecting the login cookie need (contrary to most specific site-downloaders) -- you get the complete structure inside an indexable folder too ;-)
Now that iCab passes the Acid2 browser test I'm wondering wether it won't come back as my default browser...



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Automator? iCab!
Authored by: robg on May 26, '05 07:56:29AM
Which version are you running? Version 2.9.8 certainly doesn't pass Acid2; it won't even render most pages that use modestly interseting CSS. It makes a mockery of my blog site, which is completely valid XHTML and CSS, for instance.

Is there some version available that I don't see on their downloads page?

-rob.

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Automator? iCab!
Authored by: rgray on May 26, '05 11:26:47AM
Rob, the alleged blog link above points to macosxhints.com.... tsk. tsk. ;-}

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Automator? iCab!
Authored by: robg on May 26, '05 11:53:23AM

Whoops :). All better now



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Automator? iCab!
Authored by: dean_muc on May 26, '05 12:40:17PM
iCab does very well with CSS now. But the latest iCab beta version 3.0.8beta277 is only available to registered users.
I have made a screen shot of your blog with this iCab version: PNG (584 KB)
If you need a screen shot from another page please let me know.

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