Archive for March 2005
Dave M, this one is for you : http://alienlovespredator.com/index.php?id=12
I’d like to be able to update my project status for small projects and large ongoing projects with one publishing platform, and have RSS and XMLRPC so I can edit with marsedit, subscribe with NNW, et cetera…
On the Mac, ahem.
Ideally I could have a wiki page for longer term static content on the top half of a page and then an blog/XMLRPC component that would let me post updates as a changelog kind of scenario. Right now I’m running a wordpress-mediawiki combo, and I’m trying to resolve what the best workflow is… which information goes on which platform.
I just wish you could subscribe to a mediawiki page easily.. maybe I missed it, but it wasn’t glaringly easy to find. On phpWiki, when it was working correctly, there was a feed for each page, then i think it moved to the “changes to this page” page. Not very intuitive for someone who just wants to keep track of changes to a project.
WordPress has a “pages” component now, which are like blog entries but are off the chronology of the regular blog posts. They have special URL names, so they live within the stylings of your blog, and can be edited by the blog website behind the login. The downside here is that you lose the wikiness of it not being a wiki. Yes, you get access control, but you also lose a lot of the instantaneous feel of a wiki. Also, how does this work with Marsedit? Do they even show up? If they do, do they fall off after a certain amount of time? I really really like this idea of pages living inside of my blog. It solves a lot of problems, but, I think you’re going to have to pry marsedit from my cold, dead fingers. Do I have to lobby Ranchero to consider a special case for these kinds of content pages for wordpress? Does XMLRPC even know wtf to do with these kinds of “pages” within wordpress?
Ok, no more theorizing, here’s The teleprompter text reverserator, version 1. Please download it and run it on your own box. It will run a bajillion times faster on your machine than it does running on my poor old slow g4 server at home. Thanks for all the help and inspiration…
Update: Phillip Torrone of MAKEblog posted about one of the teleprompter projects…
As promised: DJ Spooky, Dave Lombardo, Vernon Reid, Chuck D, Oh yeah, and Jack Dangers’ new ep from “Drums Of Death” – “B-Side Wins Again”
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This one is for Steve… The Doc Searls Weblog reports:
Irony: no rss feed for that product page. But, thank you! I’ll pass this along to the correct party.
Testes… One… Two… Three?
Update: Wow, Plogit worked the first time I tried it. It ain’t fancy, but it works.