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Ubiquity Scripts

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

After playing with the Jetpack API and having an increasing desire to procrastinate my Spanish homework, I decided to give the Ubiquity API a shot too and make a few small scripts just to make my life easier.  The first extension I made was a script to do look ups of IP addresses and get more information about them.  This is useful mainly if you are looking at raw logs from a web server.  After realizing how easy it was to make these scripts, I made two more for bit.ly links which I frequently come across on Twitter.  The first can get more info and stats about a link (the number of clicks) and easily send you to the bit.ly info page for that link.  The second script can be used to quickly expand the links from their compressed bit.ly form to their original form.  I know there are other scripts that can do this across an entire page, but felt I’d rather keep short links with a quick and easy way to find out what the link contains.  If any of these sound interesting/useful or if you just want to see some simple examples of how to code Ubiquity extensions, you can check the scripts out here.  I have also included screenshots for each of these scripts below.

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