In Uncategorized on May 30, 2014 at 1:39 am
So I’ve been putting up with my parent’s DSL internet which one of their phone filters is bad. I get disconnected every time the phone rings.
I’ve done the Flickr photo album for my Biltmore trip. Wish there was a better way to embed this in WordPress.com.
In Tech on September 22, 2012 at 8:44 am
Going power mad with ifttt.com (Photo credit: deusx)
I like my tweets archived to Evernote. Really I do. It’s like a personal journal that I don’t have to remember to update because it auto clips everything from the day. I don’t have to work so hard to create my journal or duplicate anything. Also I have Facebook, Foursqure, Flickr, Goodreads and many more locations feeding my journal as well. So when I learned that IFTTT was not allowing you to use Twitter triggers anymore I was sad… Then I started to search for a work around. You see, I remember Twitter used to have an RSS feed!!! And, well, I have my WordPress RSS feed pull through IFTTT into my Evernote journal so surely I can do the same with Twitter.
Twitter has gotten cagy. It’s more difficult now to find your RSS feed. After some poking around and looking at blogs I found my answer. My twitter handle is @tanyabook so the RSS feed for it is
You can swap out “tanyabook” for your own username.
I just created a new Recipe with IFTTT with a Feed as the “IF THIS” trigger. Inserted my Twitter RSS url. Picked Evernote as my “THEN THAT” action. I have it as appending the same note as that’s the format I prefer. IFTTT also gives you the choice to have each instance create its own. I found that this created many more individual notes without much information, but whichever of the two it creates the archive. Which was the main goal of this exercise.
IMO Twitter’s tightening may not do good things for the service in the long run. Honestly I don’t care what Justin Bieber or any of the twitter celebs are tweeting. What is this “promoted” crapola? I use twitter as a personal journal/open chat with friends. I don’t care about the hottest trending topic. In fact, I still get text messages from twitter for my closest friends. So get off my twitter lawn!!!!
In Tech on September 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm
App Store link: 
I must confess I’m addicted to I Can Haz Cheeseburger. This lets you access Zoomr or the Flickr Can Has Cheeseburger group to see the kittehs. You can thumb through them. The downside? You get whatever photos get added to the public group. I saw a guitar once. No animal, no caption, just the fretboard of the guitar. And occasionally you’ll run across a LOLpolitician.
In Tech on August 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm
iPhone site: N/A
App Store link: 
Uses: GPS & Camera
This was an app I was underwhelmed with. I seriously have considered uninstalling and deleting it. All it does is geotag the snapshot your are taking. It can post to Twitter in the latest version. It does allow you to set a Title & Tags, but not add a description. It uploads to Facebook or Flickr as well as AirMe’s own site. It also allows you to email the photo if that’s your thing.
Suggestions for improvement:
-Do something original to set yourself apart