Getting my (Online) ‘Lifestream’ going…

Photo by januszbcI’ve been using Twitter, Facebook, del.ico.us and friendfeed (and others) for quite some time now and, after reading this blog entry and clicking around Bwanas site a little, I found his lifestream page and decided to give it a go myself. Here’s how I did it (under WordPress)…

First we need to grab two plugins, Profilactic and SimplePie Core. SimplePie is merely an enabler and performance booster for those visiting the page, Profilactic is the plugin that does the heavy lifting…

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Embracing Failure

The thing which is irking me the most of late is peoples unreasonable desire to succeed at everything and “do it right first time” – there’s talk of getting requirements “set in stone” before progressing and how all of this reduces cost and produces a better product for the end-user.

The thing which is irking me the most of late is peoples unreasonable desire to succeed at everything and “do it right first time” – there’s talk of getting requirements “set in stone” before progressing and how all of this reduces cost and produces a better product for the end-user.
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Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on the ASUS EEE

Okay, so I did a painless upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 LTS while it was still in pre-release, but now that I’ve been playing around with the system for awhile, it’s apparent that my needs are changing and the easiest way to cater to these needs is a full reinstall from scratch, putting in place the learnings I’ve gained since initially getting the EEE and blowing away the default Xandros installation.

Update 19/05/2008: Added a few more applications to the HOWTO

Update 22/05/2008: Added a ‘Weirdness’ Section after having problems removing files from Trash.

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Call for Sticky Content Creators?

I just got this via LinkedIn – can anyone help?

Dwayne Alexander wrote:

Do you know anybody – a person or a group of people who can be on the ground to technically “create sticky content” for webinars, teleseminars, eBooks? They need to be technicians and be able to be on the ground to video, then edit sales training seminars, then publish the content in various forms for a membership website. Video, audio and eBooks… I am looking for someone / or a group that can assist one of my financial services clients. They do group training events and have lots of “content” which needs to be “re purposed” or published on their website They are National . So I need the capability of someone on the ground videoing the events – then editing, re purposing (e-books) and putting in their members area. Would really appreciate any pointers? Thanks

Throw your details in the comments, or direct message me on Twitter (nz_rob)

PAIN! (I’ve lost my interweb)

Monday afternoon was painful.

While I was at work, I’d received a notification that my community wireless point had gone offline – this hadn’t happened since I’d switched to my new router, but regardless, I wasn’t too concerned… until I got home. No interweb, then a call on my cellphone “I’ve been ringing and ringing – where are you?”. Oh crap. It appears the phone was also dead (in my defense, what self respecting geek checks a POTS line these days?!).

On the phone to 120 and, after 2 arguments with the automated voice recognition system, I got through to the people I needed to talk to, well – the queue anyway. Fifteen minutes later I had a human on the phone and, nice chap that he was he quickly determined it was an external issue “might be a cut line out on the street or something”, diverted calls to our home line over to my mobile, and told me the earliest I could expect resolution would be “around midday on Wednesday”. Frick – 2 days of no web?!

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