Mashup Help

I am a big proponent of mashups, both in music and in technology. In music, nothing beats a great rock anthem mixing it up with some hip-hop, ala Jay-Z and Linkin Park years ago. In the technology world, taking two things that were not designed to go together, and make it work, is actually kind of cool. To make Flickr work with AIM is definitely something we never had intended. In fact mashing up a COM based API and make it work with Javascript is very “Frankenstein-ish, no way engineers at Microsoft thought about that when they started writing COM/ATL years ago.”

Those who have followed my blog and what I am doing on AIM, and AOL knows that I have written a lot of code that mashes up not only AOL properties but other stuff out on the web. I have sporadically shared my code with you on the old blog, and now I want to give everyone a better access to the stuff I have written. I have set up a page where you can view the code I have written and some tutorials I have given. You can check out the page here. Use the code as a reference to help build mashups of your own with AIM and the AIM network. I will be adding some samples up on the website in the near future.

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  2. – Sign-in and messaging in multiple locations up to four at once.
    – Signature sounds.
    – Per contact sounds.
    – SPAM Reporting.
    – Animated Display Pictures – supports animated .gif files as display pictures.
    – Link in Personal Status Message – URLs in Personal Status Messages are hot and clickable in the Messenger contact list.

    All those are reported new features for WLM 9.0. While off topic, I’d love to know what AOL thinks about this. You guys have had most of these features for years and now MS is pretty much copying them under a new name.

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