Archive for January, 2009

Delicious Blogger

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I have been working on a project recently to allow bloggers a way to post delicious links on their blogspot blog as a post automaticly. This first version will not be to useful for those who only use Google’s Blogger site or do not have access to a server with php. It is more of trying to understand what the process looks like in living breathing code. This will be a simpified prototype that is usable by anyone that has access to a server with php and cronjobs.

Today I just started on the script to access Google’s Blogger API. It seems to be so far much easier then working with Delicious either that or I have gotten better at reading and working with APIs.

Comment if you have any questions, concerns or ideas for this project.

Sea kittens?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

PETA has decided to re-brand fish as “sea kittens” in hopes that this will deter people from eating fish. I don’t this will be an effective campaign. Anyone with a little common sense will be able to “sea” right through this weak attempt to convince people that we should not eat meat. Really if you can’t convince people on the basis of your logic you might want to rethink your reasoning. Given the picture of a kitten and a fish anyone will be able to clearly see that kitties are cute and well fish are not so much. This is why we have Lolcats and not Lolfish. Trying to redefine terms to subtlety trick people into your way of believing something is a little underhanded at best, at worst it is downright Orwellian (remember newspeak in Nineteen Eighty-Four?). As Shakespeare put it so eloquently

” What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;” [full context]

– Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1594

Yes a fish stick by anyother name tastes just as good to me. Sorry PETA I am not so easliy convinced.

kittyfish

Photo by johnnyberg (www.sxc.hu/photo/1132483)/pale (www.sxc.hu/photo/1133808)

Hat-tip: CNN

New year, new theme

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

I came across this theme “sliding doors” which has different images that slide out when you mouse over the image. It looked really cool but it needed something extra to make it cooler. I tweaked the theme so it would display Flickr’s general picture feed (or any Flickr picture feed for that matter).  After 2 days of coding and testing I finally finished adding in the Flickr support. I also finally categorized all of my posts. I guess thats about all the changes for now, have a look around and enjoy!