In a former life, I wrote a small program that created shorter URLs, it was called BURL: A Better URL. It was very much like TinyURL or any other URL shortening service, except that I wrote it. It was a proof-of-concept URL shortening SaaS that at…
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On Friday I had a bit of scare. From my Inboxen™:
Your BlueHost.Com account for andrewferguson.net was deactivated. Your data may still be temporarily available even though your web site may not be functioning. If y…
I haven’t released any changes to BURL for three weeks, the last one change being the addition of Google Analytics tracking.
BURL continues to get about 30-40 hits/day, not including indexing by search engines.
Of things to note, someone has…
Because I know you all read my blog on a regular basis, I’m sure you know most of the details already. 🙂
In any event, this is the story of BURL, an idea that changed the way I think about the Internet (yes, I said the "I" word).
It all star…
To be honest, BURL has been more successful than I thought it would be. So I’m planning on developing it some more. So I was looking for a domain name I could used. I first tried burl.com. It’s been taken. Then I tried burl.net and burl.org. This …
It’s not Slashdot, but my small proof-of-concept project BURL has made the front page of lifehacker. So a welcome to everyone from lifehacker who have found your way to my site. I have a Calc II test tonight, so there won’t be any BURL updates unt…
As I said before, I’ve created BURL (Better URL). It’s really more of proof of concept based on an article at Lifehacker on Tiny URL Etiquette. The issue with TinyURL and just about any other site similar to it is that all context is lost. If I po…
Check it out: http://burl.fergcorp.com.
I have to run out to fix something real quick. So more on this later. Enjoy!
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