Greece – we are coming

Yes — next two weeks I will spend with my wife Ania on Zakynthos island in Greece — we are going there for honeymoon trip. Whole too weeks without working on Poky, OpenEmbedded, OpenMoko, without computers — just we, sun, water and walking, taking photos etc.

I do not promise any texts from our honeymoon as I usually forgets about writing them 🙂

Digged

When I was writing article about OpenMoko testing I was thinking that it will get about 2000 views not more. But someone posted it to Digg and after hours it started… After 10h it has over 300 diggs, page had to be mirrored and I had to enable WP-Cache plugin to lower CPU usage. During 2 hours I got more visits then during whole last week…

Now it gets a bit lighter but who knows what will be when Europe wakes up and check Digg…

UPDATE: enabling WP-Cache made Google Analytics not working properly — that’s why previous post does not show in ‘Top Posts’.

Power of RSS

There is so many discussions about Web 2.0 thing — you know: RSS, pastel colours on websites, building communities, blogs, comments etc… But one thing in it is really great: RSS.

Today we had short discussion at work about reading comics — this time it was Dilbert strip. As I read it via RSS I have few hours of delay (no RSS on Dilbert website). Some guys read it as one of pages which they open each day and one use good old cron to automatically fetch comics. So we have three methods used and there is also ‘get strip via email’ way…

Why I use RSS which has delay instead of loading website directly? To make it faster — I do not need to see it first but do not want to miss it. I have too many websites/blogs/comics in Google Reader to read them directly — with GR I just look at Firefox status bar and see does there is some stuff to check/read or not. It really save time (and bandwidth).

Blog updates

I changed theme on blog. This time it is “Big Blue” by Bob. As usual I had to tweak it for my own use:

  • tags from UTW instead of categories
  • additional CSS
  • adding wp_footer() call into footer so bsuite statistics works
  • show full posts in archive

I also had to tweak “Hrw links” widget so comply with new theme and wrote “Hrw Online Networking” widget to use informations from OnlineNetworking plugin. Result is nice and also require 1024px but I decided long time ago that I will not work on making this blog looking good on smaller resolutions (mobile browsers gets own version).

Another update is WordPress MU 1.2.5 — this version base on normal WP 2.2.3. I use MU version because I have few sites powered by WordPress running (company, blog, wedding, test pages) and this way only one copy of code is on server so I am spending less time on administration.

Bought case for Alix board

Today evening I was in IKEA shop near my house and bought GLIS box (blue). Tomorrow I plan to fit ALIX board into it — will require few holes (for Ethernet, VGA, USB, Power ports) and hard disk mounting but will fit and there will be space left. This will allow to put it under desk where is place for all my headless machines.