: Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM.
3/3/12 by DW
In today's podcast we talked about doing a fresh approach to URL shortening. I could use a warmup project as I'm getting better from this nasty cold, so let's have a look at this.
I want to do a blorkmark-style shortener. So my urls would look like this: 1.blork.ly, which is 10 chars. Compare this to blork.ly/wKUOn6 which is 15 chars. After 36 links, my new method generates a longer URL, but that's good for 1296 links.