The question comes up over on Jaiku every week or so: How do you get a feed that only contains your Jaikus and doesn’t contain external feeds? I keep answering, “Use Yahoo! Pipes.” However that was just theory. Pipes is designed to manipulate, aggregate and filter feeds, but I’d never used it. So when it
Around the world there is outrage and condemnation of the practice of scalping: purchasing event tickets when you have no intention of going to the event. Instead you intend to sell the tickets at an inflated price once the event sells out. Here in Australia, and I read in the USA and other countries too,
I ran the Spring Into Shape fun run again for October .. and beat my September time by 5 minutes! The next run is on November 18th and I’m hoping to do about 34 minutes .. which will be hard, but achievable: It’s what I ran in November last year!
Godwin’s Law states: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one. I now introduce Measham’s Law: As an online discussion regarding the features of a piece of open source software grows longer, the probability of someone saying “It’s open source, you write it” approaches one.
I’m very active in the Jaiku third-party developer arena: Tonight I’m giving a talk to my local Perl Mongers on the perl library I wrote and showing off the concept of microblogging as a development tool. Thus, the news that Jaiku had been bought by Google initially made me very happy. Being bought by Google
Dear Agony Aunt, I logged onto Facebook this morning and my girlfriend’s status has changed from ‘Boyfriend’ to ‘Single’, so I checked my Jaiku followers and she’s not following my updates any more. OK, so I just made that up, but if web2.0 is how we’re all communicating now (broadcasting rather than narrowcasting) I think
At some point in the last 20 years, we’ve gone from having to dodge ‘Crazy Christians’ on street corners to having to dodge virulent ‘atheists’. The very people who used to get annoyed by anyone talking about faith have now become militant. They are more keen to convert you to their apparent way of thinking