My Costume is a Real Digg Story


So, for Halloween, I decided to be a Digg Story. Literally. My costume syncs up with my Digg Story at and displays the correct number of diggs. It refreshes every 15 seconds! You can see by the picture below and instructions on how I did it as well…

Note: Because I had to take the picture of the costume before I ran it on digg, this one was actually hooked up to yesterday’s story on Al Gore:

1. Poster board
2. Duct Tape (of course)
3. Magic Markers (no substitutions)
4. Laptop which bends flat (Acer 4010) & WIFI
6. Basic PHP Skills
7. More Duct Tape

After creating the digg button with the posterboard, I went to programming. It is actually a pretty simple piece of scraper code… WordPress is putting in extra line breaks, so I dont know whats going on…

Anyway, I will try to get a web-cam up sometime today so that we can figure this out..

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  1. Markus
    Nov 1, 2006

    Damn, you beat me to it! Last week I was thinking about ways to get an LCD panel with a small device for a WiFi connection that would update anytime it was near a hotspot – embedded in a t-shirt that I would wear on a regular basis – call it the Live Digg shirt. It ended up being too much work though.

    Well done! Dugg.

  2. Themenrelevant
    Jul 5, 2007

    lol – old post but still an good idea :)

  3. yza
    Sep 3, 2007

    Nice costume, simple but you really dig it. :)


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