How to Abuse the New DiggBar for Fun and Profit

My cranky cynical old heart bursts with joy at the mere thought of Kevin Rose working the drive through window of McDonald’s asking people if they “want fries with that”. In fact I’m full prepared to strip down to a loincloth, dance and chant around a fire, and ritualistically sacrifice a live chicken if . . . → Read More: How to Abuse the New DiggBar for Fun and Profit

Twitter to XMPP (Jabber)

The other day I noticed that irssi (the IRC client I use) had a XMPP plugin. It occurred to me that since I’m on IRC a lot it would be really cool to pull microblog feeds into irssi via this plugin.

For identi.ca this was a doddle, since laconica supports XMPP natively. Twitter however . . . → Read More: Twitter to XMPP (Jabber)

Multiconica update

I’ve fixed a small bug in my twitter/laconica combining script. HTML tags in tweets were being interpreted by the browser because I wasn’t escaping the < and > characters. That should be fixed now.

In addition I’ve decided to give the script a better name, from now on it will be Multiconica.

Download . . . → Read More: Multiconica update

Offsite backup Catch-22

Over the past couple of days I’ve been setting up a secure offsite backup for my home machines. Dreamhost started offering 50GB of space for backups for free to their customers, this is vastly superior to the “send an archive to gmail every now and then” method I was using before.

I decided to . . . → Read More: Offsite backup Catch-22

Twitter and Laconica combined

I’ve written my first bit of javascript code. It’s designed to combine multiple twitter and laconica feeds into a single stream.

It uses jquery, so you’ll need to include that as well as this code. Then add a div with an id of “microblog”, which will get filled up with the tweets. The tweets . . . → Read More: Twitter and Laconica combined