Laughing Man
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Monitors webpages for changes.   Free
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Laughing Man is an application for monitoring webpage changes. It uses a Web servers last modified date if available, otherwise it generates a hash number based on the contents of the page

Laughing Man explores data storage methods and a framework for supporting multiple storage methods in an application. The applications name is taken from a character in the "Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex" series.

Laughing Man is written in Java and the source is available under GPL.
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Save bookmark name bug fixed
  • Rearranged some display logic
  • Bug fix for space bar cycling of changed sites logic
  • About box defancified
  • Readme now in html format
  • Force hash code check box bug fixed
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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le-macinfo reviewed on 28 Jan 2006
This app show some promise. But it fails on web pages with dynamic banner ads, etc. (rotating banner ads fool the app into thinking of a web site change, even though you put on "ignore images", because the underlying ad-rotation-code also makes little changes to the incoming html code!)
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
This is a great application. It does exactly what it's supposed to do with out any problems and saves me time visiting pages.
[Version 0.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Sep 2004
funny, I've got the same image tattooed on my right shoulder blade, although, it's much less muddled.
[Version 0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 May 2004
nice icon from a damn great anime ;-)
[Version 0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 May 2004
an 'ok' app, shows some promise... does take quite a few bounces to launch, does not allow for checking at intervals less than 'daily'. would like to see the ability to check a site as often as every five minutes.
[Version 0.3]

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(developer) replied on 01 Jun 2004
The long load time for the application is most likely because it is written in Java. The system must load the java libraries first and setup a virtual machine if they are not ready. Try the following test. Load the application, then close and reopen. It won't take as long for the app to load the second time because the Java back end is now in ready.

I'll take a peek and see if I can make the load time quicker but I have a feeling the only way to do this would be to port the app to Objective-C
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Downloads:5,777
Version Downloads:3,304
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:09 Oct 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Laughing Man is an application for monitoring webpage changes. It uses a Web servers last modified date if available, otherwise it generates a hash number based on the contents of the page

Laughing Man explores data storage methods and a framework for supporting multiple storage methods in an application. The applications name is taken from a character in the "Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex" series.

Laughing Man is written in Java and the source is available under GPL.


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