Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My first search plugin

Have you ever had issue with a forum that will only allow searching for keywords longer than 3 characters. One forum I frequent often is www.pbxinaflash.com/forum. This is a great forum but the problem is the search functionality of the forum only allows for anything over 3 characters.
This is a problem when searching for things like "SIP, IAX, FAX, XEN" etc.

So I created my first open search plugin. Open search plugins are small XML files that add a search enginge to your Firefox or IE search box.

Here's how I did it.
  • in Firefox I installed this plugin Add to Search Bar :: Firefox Add-ons
  • then used Google advanced search to search the forum
  • and saved this as a search
  • I used this search myself for a month or so and then thought I would share it with others

Originally posted as draft by Robin 23-Apr-09.

New design

The MuzGadgets blog is nearly 3 years old and has been overdue for a design change. For the new look I have used the new Blogger Template Designer gadget.

Monday, March 15, 2010


The Sandpit - An amazing video of a day in New York using the tilt-shift technique that makes everything look like models (as in miniatures, not fashion).

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

As seen on Make Blog.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pedal powered monorail

A safe human powered urban transport system - Shweeb.

More at http://shweeb.com/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hovercraft? Boat? Aircraft?

Technically a boat but who cares what it is - it looks super cool fun and it flys.

For sale on Trademe FLYING HOVERCRAFT