|6:59am||Published a blog post.|
|5:19pm||Published a blog post.|
|5:20pm||Posted a photo on TwitPic.|
Posted a tweet on Twitter.
http://twitpic.com/g83p – Colorful hydrants
|6:19pm||Posted a photo on Flickr.|
Don’t know why anyone else would be interested in this, but I like having this documentation of my actions all across the web in one place. It’s like the newsfeed in Facebook, but it’s my very own web lifestream page. I used David Cramer’s lifestream plugin for wordpress. You can download it here.
There’s also an entire wordpress theme designed around this whole lifestream thing called Agregado.
If you want to connect with me using some of these tools, get your hands dirty.
Am I the only one out of all my friends who uses Twitter? Maybe it’s because I’m the biggest internet geek I know or it’s because of my unlimited free texting that comes with my phone plan. Either way, there’s so much hype about it nowadays that I finally had to see why people like it so much. I signed up for an account a few months ago, but it wasn’t until these last couple weeks that I decided to give it a second look.
Here’s a good introductory video on what it is (from Commoncraft.com):
I’ve included my latest updates under the “What am I doing?” section in the sidebar using Alex King’s Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress. I also use TwitterSync to make my Facebook status match my Twitter status.
People might be thinking “who really cares about that kind of mindless trivia about your day?” but for the techie-types out there like me, here’s a good article about why twitter isn’t a waste of time.
Anyone else out there using twitter?
Gotta try to get Bug #902 working with my plugins. I deactivated all my plugins so I’m just using the Persian template once again (minus the symbol). I have a long day ahead, so I need to get some sleep.
Move over Friendster, there’s a new kid in town. Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a plugin for your media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this site which shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations. Here’s what I’ve been listening to. I’ve also included a playlist in the sidebar. If you click on a song, it should take you to a list of other people who listen to the same thing.
So I’ve been tweaking Movable Type a lot to customize it for my website. Actually, I had a lot of stuff done to the site before, but after I migrated to the new host, I couldn’t remember all the little changes I did. So I’m going to start posting to a new category dedicated to documenting all the little hacks and plugins that I use. Hopefully the next time I have to change something, I’ll have everything ready to go. To start off, here’s a list of all the sites that have been super helpful to me.
Of course, there are the MT forums.
The official MT plugins directory.
Tips and tricks from the girlie.
A links blog about Movable Type, other elements of design, and web page building.
Learning Movable Type: Tutorials and helpful tips for beginners.
Finally I have my own version of MovableType. My host had it preinstalled, leaving me with little control. I deleted all the sql tables, did a fresh install, and imported everything back, templates and entries.
Now I can fully customize this baby complete with plugins and hacks. I just can’t figure out why my archives are so fat. It’s late, the code is hurting my eyes.
I’m trying out a new chat client called Miranda Instant Messenger. The program is supposed to be smaller and faster than Trillian. You can also customize it by installing your own plugins. Both of these multi-network chat clients are still working on their patches or plugins for Yahoo (unless you’re a paid Trillian user). It’s a race to the finish! First one to come up with the Yahoo patch gets my vote. Hehe…