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iSomething is a quickly hacked up replacement for iGoogle that I wrote in a few hours as an excuse to dabble with Sinatra. It should not be considered a fully-featured production website. It's probably full of holes.


Why did you create this?

Google decided that iGoogle isn't really necessary in the age of smart phones and tablets. For a lot of use-cases that is probably true, but I like being able to see the headlines and weather forecast all in one place on my PC.

Why does the name change on every page refresh?

The name changes every time the page is reloaded because:

  1. naming things is hard, so I decided to skip it
  2. it's a small tribute to FireSomething, credited with the original idea and many of the animals in the list.

What are the features you've implemented from iGoogle?

Basically, none. There is just one feature - you can set the location for the weather forecast. In future, I may add other widgets / the ability to set the position within the page, etc.

It looks like you've started writing a Met Office API wrapper - is it going to be available as a Gem?

Probably. I started with the best of intentions, but I really don't need many of their API features, so I may or may not finish it / spin it off into its own project. Get in touch if this is something that interests you as potential for reuse will probably be enough motivation for me to do it.

Can I contribute?

If you want to! Raise issues and/or fork away.


A quickly hacked up replacement for iGoogle.




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