Updates on new changes on this blog, tech¬≠ni¬≠cal setups and what I think are sig¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cant events that hap¬≠pen on the¬†week.
- Google again ‚ÄĒ Change your¬†name.
- Face¬≠book launches Places ‚ÄĒ A das¬≠tardly plan to keep you always on Face¬≠book check¬≠ing your sta¬≠tus.
1. Did you notice? Rotat¬≠ing Favicon
What is a fav¬≠i¬≠con? From Wikipedia:
I was a bit lazy putting the fav¬≠i¬≠con back again. Why? Every time there‚Äôs a theme upgrade, I need to copy back the pre¬≠vi¬≠ous icon to the new theme direc¬≠tory and add a few lines of¬†code.
One thing that I absolutely love about Word¬≠Press is the huge num¬≠ber of plu¬≠g¬≠ins develop by devel¬≠op¬≠ers. Best of all, the major¬≠ity are free, though I really encour¬≠age you to donate to them. I did with some developers.
And I found this fav¬≠i¬≠con rota¬≠tor plu¬≠gin. I uploaded 4 icons of col¬≠ored hats. So what this lit¬≠tle nifty plu¬≠gin does, it rotates the icons. Of course if there is one, it just dis¬≠plays¬†that.
One thing about plu¬≠g¬≠ins are that you can get car¬≠ried away. At one point of time, I got car¬≠ried away and installed an army of them. It can slow down your¬†site.
Now, I limit myself to 20 or so plu¬≠g¬≠ins that are essential.
2. Accu¬≠rate pre¬≠dic¬≠tion of social media.
a guy using social media to pro¬≠pose to his girlfriend.
In it, I also posted a car¬≠toon about them tak¬≠ing their mar¬≠riage vows using¬†iPad.
Guess what? It hap¬≠pened in real life. Katie and Aaron both used iPads for their wed¬≠ding vows and so did the mar¬≠riage official.
Call me old fash¬≠ioned, a sim¬≠ple writ¬≠ten paper could eas¬≠ily do it. Pen and paper ‚ÄĒ a cou¬≠ple of cents, iPads ‚ÄĒ about¬†$600.
Who knows the drive to being paper¬≠less might just be a real¬≠ity instead of just a¬†myth.
Divorces? It already hap¬≠pened and Face¬≠book is in the mid¬≠dle of it. It will be worse with Face¬≠book Places.
What do you think? Will you use iPad for wedding vows?
This week, I high¬≠lighted about online jour¬≠nals. I signed up for both ohLife and Penzu. Then I use reg¬≠is¬≠tered a pri¬≠vate blog at WordPress.com.
It depends on you. If you pre¬≠fer the sim¬≠ple stuff, ohLife would just do it, for bet¬≠ter fea¬≠tures, the paid Penzu is great. For me, since I love tweak¬≠ing stuff, Word¬≠Press works for¬†me.
It got me hooked. Now I‚Äôm furi¬≠ously writ¬≠ing entries in my pri¬≠vate blog. I have already posted about 8 arti¬≠cles in¬†it.
I can email to it dur¬≠ing work and I can even call in for an audio¬†post.
Tech¬≠nol¬≠ogy, when you know how to use it, it makes your life much bet¬≠ter. That‚Äôs why you must this blog, I‚Äôll give you tips on how to use inter¬≠net and eas¬≠ily and effectively.
Do you write journals? Online or offline?
1. Google again ‚ÄĒ Change your¬†name.
The name that your par¬≠ents have given you? Your ances¬≠tral name? Seri¬≠ously, dude? Why would I want to do¬†that?
So does that mean, if you get into trou¬≠ble, just change your name. Bill Riley aka John Rambo aka Jack Lantern?
Of course you need some face photo, just google it and there are lots of pic¬≠tures of faces that you can¬†use.
Then if I‚Äôm bored with it. I could just delete the whole thing. Yes, it will still be¬†there.
Oh wait, isn‚Äôt that iden¬≠tity theft? That‚Äôs only when you use a real per¬≠son and try to assume his iden¬≠tity for what¬≠ever reasons.
What do you think? Would you change your name just like that?
Need we say more? It‚Äôs only avail¬≠able in the US for now. Thank¬†God.
What is worse with Face¬≠book is that some¬≠one else can tag you with the location.
I‚Äôm with John at the strip club and enjoy¬≠ing the lap dancers.
And John just told his wife that he is work¬≠ing late at the office, or
I just saw John check¬≠ing in the motel with¬†Janet.
And John told his wife that he is on a busi¬≠ness¬†trip.
Even you home can be tagged. Now every¬≠body, the 1000 ‚Äúfriends‚ÄĚ know where you stay. And one of them has a bone to pick with¬†you.
Or you could just go around and ran¬≠domly tag any¬≠body anywhere.
What I think is that it‚Äôs a das¬≠tardly plan to keep you always check¬≠ing on your sta¬≠tus in Face¬≠book. The longer you are on Face¬≠book, the bet¬≠ter it is for Facebook.
Face¬≠book can then com¬≠mand higher rates from advertisers.
You have to have that smart phone with the mobile inter¬≠net access. If your friends tagged you in a ques¬≠tion¬≠able loca¬≠tion, you need to delete it¬†fast.
If you log on to Face¬≠book every other day, that‚Äôs it.
Loca¬≠tion tag your¬≠self, its ok. Tag¬≠ging other peo¬≠ple who may or may not be¬†there?
With your house address known through Places, this could be the future Face¬≠book in reality:
Would you Places or are you using it already?