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Just For Fun: Ticker
December 15th, 2007
Inspired by the search query ticker at Google headquarters, I created a web page to view, in real time, searches, downloads, referrals, and profile views. Check out the gendou.com ticker
to see what's happening!
December 13th, 2007
The Avatar Creator
is a web application that allows you to create a customized avatar image for use on your profile. You can use background image, choose from several fonts, include a border, etc.
Introducing Chat 2.0
December 4th, 2007
The chat room has been upgraded.
It no longer queries periodically for new messages.
Instead, a permanent connection is established to the chat server by a Java applet.
This means that users of the chat room must have Java installed and enabled.
I regret this potential annoyance to some, but the benefits far out-weigh the costs.
Another benefit is that chat 2.0 is far less consuming of server resources.
During heavy load times, the old chat would become unusable, but the new one will be fine.
Finally, there is no need to restrict the number of users in the chat room, so you won't see any more "sorry, the chat room is full" messages!
New Chat Feature: Typing Battles
October 22nd, 2007
In the chat room
, it is now possible to challenge an opponent to a typing challenge, where the fastest typist wins. Read more about it here
ID3 Tags Standardized
October 22nd, 2007
From now on, all songs downloaded will have consistent ID3 tag entries. Song title, artist, album, track, and even the anime title and song type will embedded into ID3v2 tags.
Hangman, Gendou Style!
August 29th, 2007
You can now play Gendou.com Hangman
, which uses song names from the database for the hidden words! Special thanks to Emi for the artwork.
Lyrics System Upgrade
August 18th, 2007
Some small changes have been made to the lyrics system:
- Some lyrics links, karaoke versions for example, are references to the lyrics for another song, which are the same.
- The "Discuss" tab has been upgraded to a cleaner format.
More Useless Coolness: Forum Map
July 27th, 2007
I have added another interesting but pointless page to the website: Forum Map
. The forum map is a radial projection of the forum database with circles depicting threads. The position, size, and color of the circles vary with the thread info.
Latest developments: I have compiled an animated GIF
(4.6MB) showing the progression of the Forum Map over time. Also, there is a WMV animation
(4.2 MB) of the User Map.
Useless Coolness: Music Map
July 26th, 2007
I have added an interesting but pointless page to the website: Music Map
The music map is a radial projection of the music database with circles depicting songs. The position, size, and color of the circles vary with the song info.
Cryptography Challenge 17!
July 9th, 2007
A challenging puzzle game for those interested in cryptography. To play the this game, click here