Archive for October, 2007

October 31st, 2007

Happy Halloween Charlie Brown from Seth Green

Thank you Robot Chicken for taking yet another childhood memory and flushing it down the toilet.

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Don’t mess with Mr. Brown!

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October 31st, 2007

SPAZing out on AIR

Twitter looks fun, I think, but AIR is awesome! Just downloaded the award winning SPAZ created by Ed Finkler and I’m looking forward to twittering a bit throughout the day. Give it a try, it will really show you how powerful AIR apps can be!

October 31st, 2007

Blogger vs WordPress

I’ve become interested in Twitter recently and I’d like to use Blogger to update my twitter feed simply when I publish a new blog post. The WordPress community has created a plugin for WordPress called Twitter Updater and it’s exactly what I’m trying to do. I’ve been searching around and haven’t found a similar plugin for Blogger. I’m wondering if there’s one even out there yet. You’d figure there would be since Blogger and Twitter are both Google services. You’d expect them to play nicely together, but alas.

It’s just one more issue that I’ve discovered with Blogger vs WordPress. It seems to me that Blogger has a lot of constraints, limited mostly by the fact that google hosts all the content on their servers in contrast to WordPress, which is really open for whatever you want to do because you’re hosting the database on your server. Both have HUGE communities and honestly, both produce a similar high-quality product. I’m just at a crossroads as to which I should be using. I’m comfortable with Blogger now, but I’m seeing more and more useful features, features that I’d like to be using, for WordPress that are lacking in Blogger. Come on Google, get those Blogger boys in gear!

It’s a dilemma for sure. To add confusion, I have the baby blog which is built on the Simple PHP Blog system, a text document based blog which is simple enough and does it’s job well. So many choices out there, what to do…what to do?