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Nerd update 28 Oct 2009 15:49 #1072

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I've changed the pagasus.org home page to include some "active" content. Basically, the top left picture and text is generated dynamically using the most popular tags on pagatronix. 3 of the top 15 tags are randomly selected, and then a google image search is performed on the first of the 3 tags returned. The returned image is then resized and switched to black and white.


You should get a different image each time you refresh the page. Sometime's it's more successful than others. Matt Berry, Stewart Lee, Charlie Brooker appear to be under-represented on google images. And Adam and Joe for that matter. If you see the picture of the three old geezers sat down by the microphones, it means that the active search has failed, and a backup picture is being used.


It should update automatically based on tags. Start tagging everything with "gay porn" for example, and the home page will be decorated accordingly[:(]

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Re: Nerd update 30 Oct 2009 14:05 #1074

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Nifty. First attempt was rubbish but next time got the Conchords.


How many times does something have to be tagged these days to get on the "leader board"? I thought Robot might be on there by now but it doesn't seem to get a look in. Poor synthesizer's a non-starter.

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Re: Nerd update 30 Oct 2009 15:36 #1076

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how many times does something have to be tagged these days to get on the "leader board"? i thought robot might be on there by now but it doesn't seem to get a look in. poor synthesizer's a non-starter.






the code gets 3 at random from the top 15. the top 20 are as follows (including this post.)




mighty boosh 20


the wire 14


theme tune 14


star wars 13


geekery 12


black hole 11


james bond 11


alan moore 8


matt berry 8


stewart lee 8


watchmen 8


charlie brooker 7


adam and joe 6


flight of the conchords 6


peter wyngarde 6


respect due 6


robot 6


sorted 6


bingo 5


colossus 5


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Re: Nerd update 31 Oct 2009 09:39 #1080

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You should have stuck an MP3 of the old Top of the Pops theme tune on that list! (Whole Lotta Love by CCS in case you want to give it a go).


I don't understand why whenever I look it seems to be bars or gigs that are pictured - they don't seem to fit any of the tags. Ah well.

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Re: Nerd update 07 Nov 2009 07:19 #1090

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Hurray - finally got Synthesizer pic to come up on the home page. No robots yet mind.

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Re: Nerd update 16 Jun 2010 20:32 #1265

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Has site traffic gone up since there's been all this discussion about Batman porn?

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Re: Nerd update 17 Jun 2010 10:38 #1267

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has site traffic gone up since there's been all this discussion about batman porn?






nope. site traffic is as dead as a dodo. we should maybe switch back to snail mail.

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Re: Nerd update 18 Jun 2010 13:54 #1268

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We should maybe switch back to snail mail




Yeah, come the global apocalypse computers will just be expensive paperweights. Then again, if a postal network exists stamps will probably be a week's wages.

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Re: Nerd update 05 Sep 2010 15:32 #1338

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i've changed the pagasus.org home page to include some "active" content. basically, the top left picture and text is generated dynamically using the most popular tags on pagatronix. 3 of the top 15 tags are randomly selected, and then a google image search is performed on the first of the 3 tags returned. the returned image is then resized and switched to black and white.


you should get a different image each time you refresh the page. sometime's it's more successful than others. matt berry, stewart lee, charlie brooker appear to be under-represented on google images. and adam and joe for that matter. if you see the picture of the three old geezers sat down by the microphones, it means that the active search has failed, and a backup picture is being used.


it should update automatically based on tags. start tagging everything with "gay porn" for example, and the home page will be decorated accordingly








this is what it's currently displaying for "respect due." *awaits police raid.*




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Re: Nerd update 11 Sep 2010 10:23 #1342

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oh dear

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