Tag archives for BURL

  1. BURL Source Code

    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…

  2. Where Did BURL Go?

    On Friday I had a bit of scare. From my Inboxen™:

    Attention Andrew:

    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…

  3. BURL Update

    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…

  4. Trying to Buy a Domain

    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 …

  5. BURL Makes lifehacker

    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…

  6. More on BURL

    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…