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Some Gadgets Temporarily Unavailable

Over the past week or so there have been some problems with hosting some of my gadgets at Google Code. Today in particular I’ve noticed that a few of them have been displaying “Information is temporarily unavailable” quite often. Let me know if you have been seeing this and with what gadget. I have provided an alternate link for the fish gadget and will do so for other gadgets if I see that people need them.

Google is going to be applying some performance updates soon that will hopefully take care of this issue.


Stingray Gadget Update

Tonight I decided to spend some time working on the stingray. I basically updated it so that it has some of the same features as the other gadgets:

  • It can now follow your mouse.
  • You can change the name to something other than stingray.
  • You can change the color of the stingray and the background.
  • You can add a background image.
  • You can make adjustments to the speed.

Fish Gadget Update

I made an update to the Fish Gadget that allows you to:

  • change the number of fish
  • choose a different color for your fish
  • choose a different color for the background
  • set a background jpg image

Spider Gadget Update

Here are the new features I added to the Spider Gadget:

  • The spider now has an abdomen/belly.
  • Its legs are now jointed.
  • You can set the color of the spider’s legs, belly, and the background.
  • You can set a background jpg image.
  • You can change its size and speed.
  • You can rename it.

updated spider

Update: I added an “Original Look” checkbox in the settings for those of you who prefer the original spider.


New Fish Gadget

I finally got the first version of the Fish Gadget completed! Right now the fish can follow your mouse or swim around if the mouse is not active. They can also eat the food you give them by clicking the mouse. Over the next few weeks I will be adding new features, so if you have any requests, please leave a comment. I will also be making it compatible with other pages too like Pageflakes, Netvibes, etc.

tree frog

The Tree Frog can now Crawl on a Picture

I just added an update to the Tree Frog Gadget that allows you to display a jpg image behind the frog. Just edit your preferences and add the address of the jpg image to the Background Image textbox.

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Bandwidth Exceeded on Google Pages :(

It looks like most of my Google Gadgets are temporarily unavailable due to my exceeding the bandwidth allowed by Google Pages. I wish that there was a bandwidth meter available so that I could have seen this coming.
I’m going to have to find another place to host my gadgets.

Update: If any of the google gadgets are not working for you, you should be able to get them working again by adding them to your page from this site. This will retrieve the gadget from the new location.

tree frog

Tree Frog Gadget Update

I made some bug fixes to the Tree Frog Google Gadget that should improve the load time. I also added a minor update that allows users to add four colors of their choosing. To do this, the user adds hex colors to the new Custom Color text boxes and then selects the custom color from the drop downs. This will make it easier for people to match the tree frog to the color of their site when using this page.

Stay tuned for a color chooser gadget that I should be done with late tonight or early tomorrow.