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Twitter Digest v2.4

I’ve updated the Twitter Digest plugin to deal with the Basic Auth mechanism going away on June 9. Basically my choice was to adopt OAuth or only fetch public tweets. I chose the latter, mostly because it was easier, but also because the impact on TD users was minimal. The one use case this change […]

Ubuntu, PPC, Fail

I have an old Powerbook G4 hanging around doing nothing, and I thought I’d try to get Ubuntu going on it. The install was fairly straight forward but unfortunately there were too many things that turned out to be a hassle. I worked out some things, but then decided the hassle wasn’t worth it. I’m […]

Firefox 3.5 + WordPress Slowness

I’ve been experiencing some slowness of late working with WordPress (specifically the admin dashboard) on Firefox 3.5. Opera and Safari seemed to be just fine, but it has been taking a really long time lately to do things like bring up the “Edit Page” admin page. It finally got annoying enough that I had to […]

ReadyNAS NV+, Seagate Firmware Update Take 2

It has been a while since my original attempt at upgrading the firmware on my Seagate hard drives housed in my ReadyNAS NV+. Thanks to scostall for his comment on the original post which pointed me in the right direction. Last week I headed up to Memory Express here in Winnipeg and picked up an […]

Twitter Digest v1.7.2

I’ve uploaded the latest version of my wildly popular WordPress plugin, Twitter Digest. This is mostly a bug fix release, but there is one new feature. You can now customize the title of the tweet post. In previous versions, the title for all posts was “Tweets for YYYY-MM-DD”. Now you can put whatever you like. […]

Twitter Digest on

I finally got around to getting a account and uploading Twitter Digest. Check it out. Other than having to delve into the depths of my past to remember how to do stuff with Subversion, the process was pretty painless. At the same time, I’ve fixed a bug and added the option to display tweets […]

Debian, Leopard and AFP

Debian 5.0.0 was released this past weekend and I thought, what better time to sit down for a few minutes and re-install my basement Debian server. As usual, everything went swimmingly and I was mostly done the install rather quickly (as opposed to the WinXP install I’m doing now, but that’s another story). I did […]

Scaling WordPress Tag Clouds

I noticed this morning that the tag cloud on was looking a bit big. I’ve been adding more tags, so I guess that is to be expected. I figured I could adjust some setting or css and voila, the tags would be smaller. No go. The default WordPress tag cloud widget has no options […]

ReadyNAS NV+, Seagate Firmware Update Take 1

If you have ever heard of Seagate (the hard drive manufacturer), then you surely know that last month they had a flurry of hard drive failures in their popular 7200.11 line of hard drives. After a couple of PR snafus, Seagate finally got their act together and issued firmware and update instructions for the affected […]

New Twitter Tools

A new version of Twitter Tools has been released (so I was wrong when I said it was not being maintained). Among other things it appears the digest features have been fixed, although I haven’t tried to use them myself yet. If you still just want a digest type functionality, you are welcome to use […]