Peglist – my first real camping project

Update: I forgot to link to the repos! Here it is:
There is a key for a popular photosharing site in there (rhymes with ticker), please don’t abuse it.

Camping, a ruby “micro-framework” is really a lot of fun once you get into it. It has sessions, ActiveRecord, MVC and a few other niceties that are great for “quick” things that don’t need to be full Rails projects.

So, in my spare time I’ve been playing with rewriting a php tool I wrote a while back for helping me memorize my Peg list. I made it for a few reasons: To play with Camping again, to work on my design skills, and make my old system much more usable.

Peg list by Meta | ateM.

    I wanted anyone to be able to play with the tool, I’ve added a few features that should allow anyone to jump right in, even if they have no interest in memory pegs:

  1. OpenID Logins
    These were pretty easy to get working in Camping. Even so, I’d like to make (or have) a plugin for Camping that would let me drop in OpenID auth anywhere.
  2. an “I’m too lazy for this. Do it for me.” button
    I figured that most people I showed this too wouldn’t really care about pegs. What better way then to pre-populate pegs for those people?
  3. Avatars from Flickr and Twitter
    Why bother writing an image uploader / cropper when I can just take a username and grab an existing avatar? I could add other services easily (like gravatar) and I might do that one day!
  4. Flickr API integration
    This is one of the few things my old tool did have. I’ve expanded it and made searching for an image easier and slicker.
  5. A Favicon!
    I always forget to make favicons. Thanks to Dan at Simplebits (from a recent set of slides he put up), I decided that this project HAD to have a favicon. It wasn’t hard, and ads a bit of polish to the site.

4 thoughts on “Peglist – my first real camping project”

  1. very cool. – your openID integration into camping is the first ive been able to find should save me 15-20 mins or so :)

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