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New Feature: Ambient Orb Support

Discussion in 'Keyword Tracker' started by digitalpoint, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. #1
    Figured I should do something for the 20,000 user benchmark.... so for all the real geeks out there, here it is.

    If anyone has an ambient orb, the keyword tracker can change it's color for you based on your daily ranking movements (as a whole). If you have one, you can put it's serial number in the Preferences (within your keyword tracker account of course).

    If you just want to read about it, check it out over here.
    SEMrush
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 21, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Lever

    Lever Deep Thought

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    LOL I just saw that - you got one, Shawn? What's the user review on it?
     
    Lever, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Yeah... my girlfriend got me one for Christmas. It's a really fun toy... actually more useful than I thought it would be. Mine starts blinking red if any of my server's load goes over a certain point. If anyone actually gets/has one (I'll be able to tell by how many keyword tracker users put in their serial number), I was thinking of making it an option to turn blue or something if you get a PM in the forum. Just dorky stuff... :)
     
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    keywordguru Peon

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    Hey Shawn,
    Now that is awesome!!! I've always seen these and never knew their capabilities, but to link ot to Digital Point would be great. Maybe i'll consider one for the desk:)
    KG
     
    keywordguru, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    dazzlindonna Peon

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    That is the ultimate in uber-geekdom. Wish I had one. Cool idea shawn.
     
    dazzlindonna, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  6. flawebworks

    flawebworks Tech Services

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    A mood ball!
     
    flawebworks, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    rustybrick User ID 3

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    I got one, works well - expect for the fact that it is always orange. Its a programmers glitch, Ambient is taking it back and fixing it. They know about the issue and said it should take a minute to fix. However, i have to mail it back to them.
     
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  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    So go get one... I think Brookstone sells them if you want to just run to the store. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    chachi The other Jason

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    nice, I have had a credit at Brookstone for about 3 years :)
     
    chachi, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    dazzlindonna Peon

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    Never heard of brookstone - dont think we have such a puppy round here. But I'll check it out online.
     
    dazzlindonna, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    Design Agent Peon

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    I assume it wouldn't work in the UK..
     
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    rustybrick User ID 3

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    Yea, I dont think it will work in the UK.
     
    rustybrick, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    Design Agent Peon

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    Shame, I guess I'll just have to move to the US...weather here is horrible - there's no sun, no snow, no beaches + no mountains..
     
    Design Agent, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  14. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Come on Shawn, code an Inertnational version pulleahease!

    Why don't you hack it so it works over FM so I can use my Google radio X-Mas prezzy to do something usefull...

    Or at least an Active Desktop we can download that changes colour... We want something too... :)
     
    T0PS3O, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    Phoenix Active Member

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    Very cool Shawn, I like the server load option better than the rankings. However, it would be cool if you could interface it with my girlfriend, so that I can tell when she is in a good mood (green) or bad mood (red).

    The device has an option to let you know about the weather, which I really can't justify as being worth the cost, as its free to look outside and more useful.
     
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    chachi The other Jason

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    I think you are on to something big here
     
    chachi, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    Lever Deep Thought

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    Man, that's cool, just a shame it won't work in 'the Kingdom'... oh well

    Still, intrigued as ever, had to go check it out and aswell as your Think Geek link, Shawn, I found the Ambient Orb producer's site with loads of FAQs etc. Says 90% coverage in the US... Well interesting :D
     
    Lever, Jan 22, 2005 IP
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    Perhaps someone could figure out a way for it to show the future weather, I think that would be useful. Actually I don't know why no one has thought of this before. Think how useful it would be to look at your orb and be able to judge whether or not to bring an umbrella to work, etc. Time to start writing a business plan. I think a lot of media (radio/tv/newspaper) would all want to get in on the action, not just this orb thing. Wish me luck!

    Eric
     
    LinkBliss, Jan 22, 2005 IP
  19. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    WOw, that is SO geeky...I want one!! :D
     
    ViciousSummer, Jan 22, 2005 IP
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    pwaring Well-Known Member

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    We have much better beer though. ;)

    Snow, we've had plenty of that up here in Manchester recently and as for mountains what do you call the likes of Snowdonia and Ben Nevis?
     
    pwaring, Jan 22, 2005 IP