For a private project I needed twitter timeline widgets. Since twitter has dropped support for non-authenticated widgets I had to come up with something better. Something cooler and more sophisticated then a standard widget. But above all of those, only a twitter screen name should have to be specified. This is where ReactPHP comes in.
When migrating to Octopress I wanted to make sure the comments would follow me from WordPress. Since Disqus is build into Octopress it requires near-zero setup time, but when taking your precious comments with you it gets slightly harder, just a bit. To export my post from WordPress I’ve used exitwp by Thomas Frössman. It does a brilliant job exporting the posts (though I had some issues with custom markup code) and metadata. Most importantly the wordpress_id field, we’ll be needing that.
WordPress has become an increasingly uninteresting platform to blog on. recently I’ve fallen in love with the simplicity and robustness of markdown files. Though WordPress has several plugins doing markdown @Ceeram and @kvz pointed me to Octopress. It builds on the simplicity of markdown files and utilizing Jekyll creating a rocksolid blogging platform. (Heck Github uses it for github pages so it can’t be wrong!)
While going over the Octopress Plugin list I noticed the missing Piwik plugin. After digging around a bit I didn’t find anything to my pleasing. So I’ve decided to create a configurable plugin using the new async code.
A while ago I was somehow introduced to bitlbee and I loved the concept. Not only for the possibilitie to have IRC, FB, MSN and Google Talk in the same application/window. But also cause it can be extended to be used as a real-time log viewer for your CI Server and website. This is a first of 3 blog posts on the subject with some extra tips & tricks on the side.
For WoW-Screenshots.net I was looking for a sweet Endless Stream script but I only stumbled into some weird scripts that did more then they should or nothing at all. Finally I ran into a simple script giving some good hints.
About 20 minutes ago I pushed 1.1.2 for this wordpress plugin to fix a minor issue and add a Flattr button. 1.2 is around the corner with a improved admin widget. For now I don’t have anything to show but that should change in the upcoming days. However I can reveal a few details: