What happened when my project got on top of Hacker News

Hacker News - Rank Number 1

This is analysis how much traffic I got from being on front page of hacker news, how it spreaded accross other social media. From which countries people came and what operating system and browser they use. Few days ago, I have noticed, that people are posting about unix timestamp approaching 1.5B. Websites that they have linked were displaying either just current timestamp or time remaining in seconds. So, I was thinking, that this could be opportunity for my website Timestamp Converter Online. So, I put together simple page, which is showing timestamp countdown in more human readable form. I have Read More


Integrating GitHub with PyPi, Travis-CI, ReadTheDocs, and Code Climate

Integrating GitHub with PyPi, Travis-CI, ReadTheDocs, and Code Climate

After change is pushed into GitHub, Travis is used to build and deploy PyPi package. Generated documentation is readable in PyPi, GitHub, and Read The Docs. Results Final results looks like this: GitHub repository with README PyPi package with readable documentation Read the Doc documentation (RTFD) Travis Status Code quality on Code Climate How To Get There Register and create new repository on GitHub. Register on PyPi and Read The Docs (RTFD). Sign up with GitHub account for Travis-CI and Code Climate. Selecting Markup Syntax PyPi requires reStructuredText, RTFD depends on Sphinx which is also using reStructuredText as markup. GitHub Read More


Graphics Dimensions For Social Networks

Required graphics sizes for social media.

Every social platform has their own requirements for used graphics. In this post I am summarizing their dimensions. Facebook Facebook provides explicit instructions about required sizes for page profile and cover photo. Link to your product will be shared on Facebook, so you also need to provide Open Graph markup specifying image used for share preview. Facebook also provides recommendation about their dimensions. You can try out, how your share will look like with sharing debugger. Profile photo: 170×170 pixels Cover photo: 851×315 pixels (at least 399×150 pixels) Shareble image: 1200×630 pixels (at least 600×315, minimum 200×200 pixels); ratio: 1.91:1; Read More


Chrome Extension Usage Mystery

Chrome Extension Usage Mystery

Last month I have published my extension Facebook Backup for downloading photos and videos from Facebook groups and pages. When I wanted to check it’s usage, I have found out, that there three different ways, how it can be measured. Developer Dashboard These statistics are for free since they are available directly in Developer Dashboards. They are showing number in impressions, installation, total users, and uninstalls. Google Analytics in Developer Dashboard In developer dashboard is’s possible to set up Google Analytics code. This allows tracking visits of detail page as well as from which location the extension was installed. Visited Read More


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