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Thanks to Ruxton for making available the source to the IndieWeb Best Nine, here are my “Best 9 Photos of 2019”. The app walks your pe...

Thanks for your updates Marty, I’ll get them into the app.  I just wanted to touch on one thing you wrote in your post, and that’s:

but I don’t consider e.g. /2019/01/ to be a “feed”,

Because it is a feed.

h-feed is a simple, open format for publishing a stream or feed of h-entry posts, like complete posts on a home page or archive pages, or summaries or other brief lists of posts.

Your /year /year/month pages are archive pages and these are exactly what h-feeds are for. A feed is a collection of entries and this is a collection of entries. A good use-case for having them as feeds wanting to follow people for a year or month only.

I really don’t see any reason for it not to be a feed and I’d argue for the sake of implementing spec and having tools that ‘just work’, it should be a feed.

 

Best Nine is a popular aggregation and summary post practice on Instagram, where photos for the year are sorted by likes and put in a 9×9 grid.

In 2018 i hacked together a basic version of this service for IndieWeb websites that supported rel=next/rel=prev, microformats2 and like.

This year, I’ve expanded on it and fixed some issues. It’s no longer fixed to a specific year, you can do Best Nine in August 2015 if that’s what you want to do and it supports png/jpg/gif.

If you’re interested in finding you best nine photos, check out IndieWeb Best Nine.

 

This was also posted to /en/indieweb and IndieNews.

It seems there may have been a minor issue in the last release of my iTunes Affiliate Link Maker wordpress plugin. Quite simply, if you had an existing install and didn’t have any links in it yet, you may continue to see the upgrade warning/notification no matter what you do.  The man known to me only as daykilla has found the bug and nailed a quick solution (top work!) that’ll get you going for now.

If you need to work out what’s going on and how to fix it, head over and check out the post describing it. In the mean time I’ll be releasing an updated 0.5.2 later this evening with that fix and maybe a few extras.

I’ve just pushed version 0.5.1 of my WordPress plugin iTALM into the WordPress SVN, it should arrive soon enough.  If you have any problems please let me know.

The system now works around the shortag [itunes] with the following attributes:

  • url – a mandatory attribute, this a clean itms store url, fetched via link maker or your itunes client
  • title – the string in this field is passed into the output link as the alt tag on the image/title of the link
  • content – if you don’t use this field, the itms link image from the settings page is displayed, if you do use this attribute the string is output instead.

Saying all that you don’t need to type this stuff anyway, because that’s the beauty of the button being in both editors. Select text (it’ll be output as the content attribute) or don’t, click the button, search for what you want (or click manual url) and be quickly prompted through the process.  If you enter nothing in the box? It’ll still enter someting like <Artist Name>-<Album name> out for you.

I think this is a nice step forward for the plugin, your feedback is appreciated, the general consensus seems to be to drop feedback over at the article page but i’m now closing that, so please leave your feedback on this post.

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Something just occurred to me this evening and it has to do with software companies and the monopoly ‘lock in’ tactics that some use.  Microsoft was pulled up over forcing Internet Explorer on people in XP many moons ago now and I’m sure we’re all completely happy with how it eventually turned out, most of us use Firefox and Windows now recognises something called a ‘default browser’.

Fast forward a few years and we’ve seen Apple since day one, ram iTunes down the throat of every ipod owner in the world. This was understandable, after all it’s a portable music player and it only ran on OSX to start with, so it’s ok to force a music player that’s already installed on the operating system along with the device to provide sync support, in fact it totally makes sense.  That is until they released on windows and iTunes wasn’t that great, also for years we’ve all been using Winamp or Windows Media Player and have no desire to switch to iTunes.

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I wrote this little post quite some time ago, around the weekend my first 2 sites were accepted into the Woopra Beta.
If you’re wondering how to pronounce Woopra, i like to think it has an exclamation mark on the end (Woopra!) and that it’s the sound Bruce Lee makes when he karate chops your arse. Because I get the impression thats exactly what Woopra is going to do to online analytics.

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Got a worpdress blog? do you link to the iTunes Store with or without an affiliate program? this plugins for you!

The plugin adds an itunes button to the visual editor which when clicked brings forward a dialog containing a search for the iTunes store link maker.

After searching, clicking on any link will ask for a title for the link and insert it into the content editor. The link also enables the ability to directly link to albums, something the standard link generator does not normally do.

Enough gaff, if you want it, it’s here.  It’ll be on wordpress.org soon enough.

So you’ve been making iPhone applications for a while, you’re sick and tired of the limited amount of icons the SDK gives access too and you’re over searching the for icons that are available in the codebase that you’re “not supposed to use”.  Over at glyFX we’re feeling your pain and coming to the rescue again.  Earlier this month we released a free 5 icon pack of iPhone TabBar and Toolbar icons as a bit of a teaser.

Now we’ve came out with our first iphone commercial set, 5 icons in the iPhone Messaging Icon Set that are geared towards a messaging application.  We’ve got Inbox, Outbox, Chat, Buddies & Status, head over and checkout the iPhone Messaging Icon Set.

Over at glyFX we’ve been preparing to jump into the market of iPhone icons.  That is, icons for Tabbars and Toolbars.  We’ve prepared a free set for everyone to take a look at and give feedback on.  It really is important for you to give  feedback so that glyFX can produce a product that meets or exceeds expectations.

The free icon set consists of 5 icons for the Tabbar an the Toolbar and will be followed up quite quickly with commercial iphone sets of 5 icons, for $5.  Get in, grab your free icons and don’t forget to go back next week for more.

Much to my delight i discovered today that the guys over at the ml_ipod plugin for winamp, have some how managed to find a way to put music into the iphone 2.x music library with so far what seems like no drawbacks.   You can still see your music in iTunes (i haven’t tried to manage it yet, but who cares that’s what i use winamp for),  while still allowing my application syncs to work in iTunes.  Bravo guys, we’ve all been waiting for this development.

If you hate your iTunes and love your winamp but are bound to an iPhone, get busy and install ml_ipod!

Something just occurred to me this evening and it has to do with software companies and the monopoly ‘lock in’ tactics that some use.  Microsoft was pulled up over forcing Internet Explorer on people in XP many moons ago now and I’m sure we’re all completely happy with how it eventually turned out, most of us use Firefox and Windows now recognises something called a ‘default browser’.

Fast forward a few years and we’ve seen Apple since day one, ram iTunes down the throat of every ipod owner in the world. This was understandable, after all Continue reading