Dolphin Kottu, Galle Road. I assume this is a typo, I didn’t try it.
Janith has released the secret recipe for Kottu. It’s MSG. Little bit of cocaine. Alternately, it’s a bunch of php files now stored on GitHub. The whole thing is released under the Affero GPL (as per Chanux’s suggestion). This means the code is free as in speech. Do something cool with it if you can.
Janith generously credits me with some of the coding, but I didn’t do anything except visual edits. I did come to him with an idea – filter out the ‘spicy’ posts based on A) clicks B) social media buzz (Facebook Likes, Twitter Tweets). The problem we had with Kottu was that it had gotten too big (over 1,200 bloggers) and it was well-nigh unreadable at times. Now we’ve got this crude popularity measure, which is good. Janith also figured out how to filter languages based on the unicode, so you can slice your Kottu that way if you want.
What’s next? Well, at the beginning Kottu was quite small and the community was quite happening. Popularity doesn’t quite bring that back. I’d like to find other ways to enable people to make their own communities – by geographic region, interest, etc. I also seriously want to support young/rural bloggers, especially with English because they come and go without fully reaching their potential.
More importantly, however, we need some sort of user accounts and perhaps a crowd-sourced registration system that doesn’t depend on my suboptimal email checking skills. Yeah, I dunno, and stuff. Janith’s done a crazy good job on the code. We’re releasing it as open source in the hope that you could contribute something more, or fork it into a cool project of your own.