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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-10-09

  • I’m going to start posting my “link+commentary” items to my blog instead of to my linkblog. Want more to see them. That’s good stuff! :-) #
  • Am I the only one that finds the VW Brooke Shields “get pregnant to get a VW Routan” bit vapid and offensive? #
  • A change to the way I’ve been doing my linkblog (“interesting items with comment from Josh”) and my blog: http://tinyurl.com/3nbq7v #
  • Today I am surly and have a headache. I should not be allowed to interact with people. Except you, Twitter. :-) #
  • @Jerry_Makare I shall endeavor to stop being surly by the time I have to get in front of the camera this afternoon. :-) #
  • @Jerry_Makare If we’re BOTH surly, that will surely make for some interesting video, no? 😉 #
  • Ooh, I just figured out a way to keep my “linkblog” items, with commentary, going into my linkblog site, as well as my blog. I love Tubes! #
  • @verso It was simple. I use a category for my “linkblog” posts on blog. WP categories have their own feed. I tell soup.io to import the feed #
  • @verso So now my linkblog stays “as it was”, my blog gets more interested posts, and FriendFeed stays the same. Ahhh, elegance. :-) #
  • Two very cool free iPhone apps I just discovered and downloaded: I. TV (slick TV listings, via @sourcecode) and Trapster (speed trap maps). #
  • @jezlyn Yeah, I’ve seen some other TV listings apps that weren’t free, and frankly didn’t sound so hot. I.TV works great so far for me! :-) #
  • I need a special character to denote “this is a full, feature-length blog post”, like @gruber’s ? on Daring Fireball. Any suggestions? #
  • Or maybe I should use the special character to denote “this is a linkblog post”, and leave “full blown” posts undenoted. What do you think? #
  • @verso Excellent idea. Now, what is the ASCII code for the “orange Croc” character? 😉 #
  • Ooh! What about this character? ? It looks like a link. What is it? Does it have any meaning I should be aware of? #
  • @verso I knew you could help! What do you think about this one? ? #
  • It has to be something that will display on modern systems, and fail gracefully on systems that can’t display it (nothing platform specific) #
  • Shoot. The ? character doesn’t work on my blog. Does it have an HTML entity code? I think I’m going to be limited to those. #
  • @pfs08 Ooh! That’s a good idea. How do I write/represent the character that Mediawiki/Wikipedia uses for an external link? Hmm… #
  • Rats. The way MediaWiki does it is with an image. That won’t work. #
  • I think I’ve figured it out. The ? is a Unicode character, and can be represented in HTML as ☍ Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/4szmtx #
  • @blogan Yeah, there are probably going to be places (Google Reader being one) where it doesn’t display correctly. Will test, decide if worth #
  • Ooh, mysterious. Apparently, the ? symbol is named “Opposition”. I think it looks like a link, though. http://tinyurl.com/4ttx52 #
  • @BrianEnigma Thanks! You beat me to it! :-) #
  • Thanks for your help with that link character/Unicode nonsense. I’ve got it working the way I want: http://tinyurl.com/4zfr5x #
  • Hey! I posted my 2000th (and 2001st) post on TinyScreenfuls.com today, and didn’t even notice until now. Happy milestone to me! :-) #
  • I missed my blog’s 5 year birthday/anniversary last month, too. I started TinyScreenfuls.com on Sept. 16, 2003: http://tinyurl.com/43cyuj #
  • I’ve been a blogger for over five years. That makes me OLD in internet time. You kids get off my lawn! #
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