Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

So yesterday, getting the new laptop all configured whilst barely moving a muscle, I played and I played and I played. It was fun, although by last night my back ached and my ass was numb.

So in order of importance, what did I achieve?

1. I have this new blog which I can update via email (as I am now), set up to publish to WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn via their WP gadget. This is comfortable; it feels like I’m just emailing myself, which I do all the time, although I rarely read emails from myself because they’re annoying.

2. I consolidated various email accounts and RSS feed subscriptions into my Windows Live Mail client. Score for efficiency (or laziness – a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet…)

3. I have all the tools set up and configured to start drafting / building the new web application.

4. I have the house set up in a wireless P2P network, so can access files on the desktop from the laptop, we can all use the printer, and I don’t need to leave the chair. In fact, I could even work on the app while I’m in the bath, although I probably won’t, and would definitely advise against it.

5. I got a new high score on Bejeweled Blitz, somewhere in the 230,000s.

6. I cooked a delicious vegetarian meal and then we ate too much.

7. I built a template page in Nvu (WYSIWYG site builder) and then printed and obsessed over the source code for a while, to get familiar with how elements are named and nested tables and classes and attributes and properties are referenced. (I am learning html / xhtml / css / php on the fly.)

8. I made a basic MySQL database, and then a page which takes input via a form, connects & writes said input to said database table using php and then outputs the contents of the database table to the same page. Not bad for a noob. Sooner or later I need to learn how to validate the data to prevent empty strings being entered or SQL injection attacks.

9. I met our new neighbor, who is weird.

Today I plan on being far less productive, forgetting most of what I learned yesterday, and then ending the night feeling like an unproductive loser. If I get particularly ambitious, I might go out to buy some more sugar. I used the last of it this morning.

OK, the maiden test-flight of uber-connection seems to have been a raging success. Twitbook, Cracker, WordPress and all that other happy HS is finally coming together into a single-typed-update of wild rice gumbo and hot sauce. Maybe there is a future in (metaphorical) public nakedness after all.

This next test is seeing whether this will still spread the love even when I update using my email. And then… the final cornflake will be in learning how to (dung dung DUUUUNG) use TAGS and PUBLICIZE when I update via email. In fact, this post will be all tests of all things I can think of right now. But I will wrack my brains to think of more ways to use this stuff to remain motivated and quit distracting myself from playing around on the web while I should be building…

Aight, there may be more inane posts about nothing, but I swear, all my content from there on in will be pure goodness and value. It’s kind of like the public transparency Julian Assange is gently encouraging – if I’m going to be a trillionaire this time next year, I’d better get used to it. That, and learning how to use computers to do useful stuff.

Peace out!