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Introducing the Lifestream

Sunday (14/9/08), 11:44 pm. 1 comment.

A lot of what I was/am trying to accomplish with the Tumbl3 redesign is a certain amount of centralization and connectivity between the various fragments of my online presence. So far I’ve greatly simplified the design to allow for various content types, built and integrated TweetRemote, and have now added a lifestream that runs off FriendFeed.

Besides being an excellent tool for all the stalkers out there, I’m hoping it will prove to be an easy way to share all the cool stuff I find and possibly do around the interwebs. It does not get sent through the RSS feed for this site, so you don’t have to be worried about being overloaded with information. However, if you do want to keep a more watchful eye on it you can subscribe to me on FriendFeed or keep a watch on this feed (or just randomly check the page–some things are just more fun the old-fashioned way).

The code is very easy to set up for any account (really only requires changing one variable), so it may also get a public release in the near future.

What other ways have you seen or used for controlling the fragmentation of online presences due to the social web? Do lifestreams interest you?

Yes, TweetRemote Finally Launched

Monday (25/8/08), 12:15 am. 8 comments.

I’ve mentioned TweetRemote a few times both here and on Twitter a few times, and I keep saying I’ll publicly release it as soon as I can get a site up. Well, tonight I did that and TweetRemote is officially available for download.

Many of you have noticed that I’ve been using it here and have asked about it. Here’s your chance to have at it. Check it out, play around with it, and please leave your comments here to let me know what you think. Note that in order to successfully install this on a blog, you’ll also need to set up an RSS aggregator such as FeedWordPress.

As another side note, I have not even opened in IE and know for certain it’ll look awful in IE6 (thanks to my wonderful .pngs), and I’m OK with that. It now works in IE6 as well thanks to the genius little script Unit PNG Fix

Why Short Attention Spans on the Internet Are a Good Thing

Monday (16/6/08), 12:16 pm. 4 comments.

A lot of people nowadays love to blame the internet for what they perceive as an ever-growing epidemic of short attention spans. Apparently this causes a horrible lack of focus that will ruin your life or something similar.

Granted, people tend to jump around a lot, going from site to site and perhaps only spending a few seconds at each. But is this really because of a lack of concentration ability?

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