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Lorem for Twitter mock ups – 144 characters of doom

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad mini

– as generated from TextMate.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad min.

– slightly tweaked by me for a complete ending.

RSS Feeds reduced to Sparks

Fever Website LogoOne of the most time consuming thing I do in my day is go through my RSS feeds and skim past every item. To try and make my life easier I recently purchased Feverº and absolutely love it! It lets me set Kindling for feeds I must read and Sparks for feeds that I kind of want to keep track of. Both these categories add to the Hot list. Basically Feverº works out how popular a news item is by the Kindling and Sparks items and how many links they have.

So rather than having everything in Kindling I’ve slowly been moving the high volume low value feeds to Sparks.

My hope is rather than an hour + per day I can limit RSS reading to 5 minutes yet still feel like I’m not missing something.

Finally some art … Jenny’s Rose

JennysRoseWeb.jpg

Remove Flex Component Border Skins

Just so I remember…

To remove the border skin from a Flex 2 Button or other Flex Components use the following CSS:



skin: ClassReference("mx.skins.ProgrammaticSkin");

The Top 500 Worst Passwords – Why I use 1Password

Here’s a great list of the top 500 worst (most commonly used) passwords.

The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time

1Password

1Password

It’s another great reason why I use 1Password.

One of it’s best features is the Password Generator.

1Password's in-built Password Generator

1Password's in-built Password Generator

For any site or service I sign up for I use the Password Generator to create something nice and random. 1Password then remembers it all for me. So I only remember my “1 Password” and 1Password remembers the rest.

I thoroughly recommend it. It’s integration in to all major browsers is fantastic.

Elegant Grunge

In that I still have not created my own theme I thought I’d change the one I had been using. As a tribute to my friend Mike Tyson I’m using his theme Elegant Grunge.

Themes

I’ve been doing some looking … but not too much more … of themes at this stage. Time time time…

There’s a few good sites I’ve found with some good themes. At this stage I don’t know what path I’ll take: write/design one from scratch; find one that’s close and update it; or just use a pre-existing theme entirely. We shall see.

I might install one tonight just for fun. This one Notepad Chaos is quite beautiful.

Resources:

Configuration…

Time’s always a problem … but I’ve been finding a few spare moments to attempt to configure WordPress to the way I’d like. I’ve been playing with a few plugins:

  • AddThis.com
  • All in one SEO Pack
  • del.icio.us for WordPress
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
  • Lightbox 2
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • Postalicious
  • WordPress.com Stats
  • WordPress Automatic Upgrade
  • WP-SpamFree
I haven’t really configured them too well and I’ll probably end up removing the Delicious ones.
I’m also intending to install Mike’s 404 handler extension.
Anyone have any suggestions for other WP plugins or extensions worth making use of?

Getting started

Well, here we are getting started with an all new blog and website. With the recommendation from my friend Mike I’ve opted to go for WordPress. Lets see how she goes.

I’ve previously been using iWeb on my MobileMe (formally .mac) account … however, iWeb lacks blog features like categorisation, tagging and custom site maps (ie. my site ended up with yucky long paths like http://formyownamusement.com/ForMyOwnAmusement/Blog/Blog.html

Well, lets see how we go getting this themed and customised the way I  want ;-)

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