Joseph Tinsley

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Geolocation by IP Address with PHP

Something kind of interesting happened today. I was going through my log files and noticed a query for “joe Tinsley woodland park” the query originated from “Medford, Massachusetts”. Woodland Park was an elementary school located on an air force base in South Carolina that I attended when I was a kid. I take it that someone from my past is trying to locate me. That’s pretty cool. The crazy part is I just noticed that I don’t have anyway for anyone to contact me via my website… Ha! I make the craziest moves sometimes.
Well I’ve mentioned all of this to say If you’re looking for a way to pull Geolocation Data from a single IP address try IPpages.com’s APIs. I’ve been using them for some time now and the service is pretty good. It does require some programming knowledge to the extract the data from the XML results.
Please let me know if I can help with any programming questions (PHP only!).

Programmableweb, The Best Site Ever

Programmableweb

Programmableweb the shopping mall of API’s and probably one of the best websites in the whole wide world. Programmableweb.com is basically the shopping mall of API’s, they have the low down on about every API on the web, well maybe just the really cool ones. APIs are properly organized in categories so you’re able to flip through and find what you’re looking for quickly. They offer API related news and a RSS subscription feed so your can keep up on what’s new.
When I’m project free I sometimes come back here to see what’s new searching for a reason to start another project. I’m a project junkie, that’s my thing. Sitting at the computer hour after hour doesn’t bother me. I love coding and working with API’s, not sure why, I just do. (sorry got off topic)
But let’s say for example you’re thinking about starting a financial website and you’re not sure which way to go. Well there’s a financial category listed that will allow you to pump some really interesting data into your site. You can get instant access to AmeriTrade data, stock quotes or to recent filing data, which is pretty awesome.
If you’re really looking to get your project (or mashup) off the ground start here, I’m sure there’s something that could help spark a idea.

FamFamFam, Great Icon Resource

FamFamFamfamfamfam

If you recognize these 3 words then you have probably used their product at sometime. FamFamFam has been around for some time now, but I’m not certain how long. I’ve been using them myself for at least 3 years now. For a short spell I did try Icon Buffett but ended up moving back to FamFamFam. I mostly user their Icons for the PHP applications I create, but I must say I’ve seen their work all across the web. FamFamFam is one of those sites that many people know of and use but don’t talk about much. There’s not much information on the web about them besides what’s provided by the thier website, which appears to be pretty much dead. It’s looks like a post was made back in 2006. But that’s cool FamFamFam, is a great resource that I bet still drives lots of traffic.

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you FamFamFam from making my apps much more Beautifuller.

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