Favicon caching

Hello there, You may have noticed that your blummy now opens a bit faster. This is due to a new feature: [Feature] Favicons are cached on the blummy server. So now your blummy will not hesitate to open because some server is not ready to serve his icon. I hope this causes some speed-ups ;) […]

Moderation in place

The latest update to blummy covers moderation. I have cleaned up the blummlets so that there should not be too many blummlets doing the same thing left. While cleaning up I had to merge a few blummlets; if everything went okay you wouldn't have noticed anything, if not, a blummlet might have disappeared from your […]

Now with Preferences

So the latest release is online. The additions this time: [GUI] There is now a simple and advanced mode. [Feature] A Preferences page is now available. [App] You can now change blummy's opacity in the Preferences. [App] You can now change the close button position in blummy in the Preferences. [Feature] There is now a […]

blummy forum

I have now setup a forum for blummy. It is integrated with the blummy authentication system so that you don't have to register once again. blummy, forum

del.icio.us Bookmarks

I have created a new blummlet called del.icio.us Bookmarks. It's just another demonstration of what is possible with blummy but it might be useful, too ;) Using it you have access to your latest bookmarks on del.icio.us from within blummy. You can also specify a certain tag so that only bookmarks having that tag will […]

Rating System

I have now integrated a rating system to blummy. You can rate blummlets at the "view code" page and the "Rate" link on the top left. Furthermore there is the first library function for blummy: Blummy.getSelection(). It will retrieve the selection not only in IE and Firefox but also in Safari. If no selection is […]

Bugfixes and Interface improvements

I've released a new revision of blummy with the following changes: [Bugfix] Improved HTTP Headers for Caching (now ETag and Last-Modified). [GUI] Now there is a loading sign for ongoing searches. [GUI] Predefined searches such as Random or Most Popular have been moved to tabs. [GUI, Feature] You can resize a blummlet now by using […]


There are some new features I have implemented lately. There is a random blummlet display Search shows how many pages there are all in all. You can also chose presets (empty, anon) so that you can easily start over or start from the anonymous blummy such as on the first page. You can copy an […]

Blummy Feedback Roundup

People seem to like blummy very much :) There have been several blog posts about blummy in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (I was astonished that Google Translate — accessible via blummy ;) — was able to translate all these languages to understandable English): Software As She's Developed: Blummy: The Mother of […]

Announcing the Blummy Blog

Upon frequent request, I have set up a blog for blummy (in fact it's just a category in my blog but it will integrate with the blummy layout). I will post about new features and bugfixes in blummy as well as about especially interesting blummlets. You can subscribe to its feed here. There is another […]

Introducing: Blummy

So the project I've been working on lately is called blummy. blummy is a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar. It consists of small widgets, called blummlets, which make use of Javascript to provide rich functionality (such as bookmarklets). You can create your own blummy by drag-n-dropping blummlets […]

PHP and Multibyte

ever messed around with umlauts or other non [a-z] letters? it's quite horrible. for the german speaking region there are mainly two encoding types: iso8859-1 and utf-8. the former encodes each letter with one byte by extending old 7-bit ascii with 127 more letters, amongst others also umlauts. utf-8 includes up to 32,640 more letters […]