weblog > 30/07/07

So I finally made it to http://www.facebook.com. It took a while to log in. Had to wait for at least an hour to get the confirmation e-mail, but then I found a few friends as I inadvertently clicked a link that sent requests to people in my Gmail inbox, or so I think. Don’t really know where it came from as I had not requested a check between my address book and facebook membersI At times, social software is kind of totalizing suffocating in a big brother way. Eye see you. Stresses me out. Where is that breathing space of web 1.0?

But we’ll see if I’ll have time to follow it up and to do some real-time networking as it has recently been brought to my attention that this page occasionally crashes. I need to do some debugging. Seems to me though that it’s the rather heavy pageload that might cause the page to crash. Too much social and commercial software pulled in that makes the page crumble maybe?

weblog > 24/07/07

Flickr freaks me out. After all the trouble I went through creating an account as described in my post from July 12, I installed the Flickr-tools plug-in from http://www.solspace.com/software. One of its parameters is the Flickr group id. I thought I had to create a group of my own. And so I did. Completely unnecessary. Should delete it, I’ll try to remember that or just let it disappear into the wastebucket of senselessness.

Tried instead to find the group id of an existant group, just any, to test things out. Found the group id in the Tell-a-friend form. Pasted it into my code - and it didn’t work! There probably isn’t anything wrong with the plug-in but rather a conflict between the plug-in and the safe_mode in which my server runs. There seems to be no end to the hassles one runs into.

Discovered at long last that you can make Flickr badges of photos with just the ordinary ‘generate code and paste it’ into your html template. Navigated the erratic interface to find photos for a badge of public photos tagged Web 2.0 - haven’t got a digital camera of my own not even a mobile with a digital camera and hence I have no photos, being a maker of a documentary like this one does not add to my cashflow, quite on the contrary - .

Suddenly the sun shone on me - or so I thought. I generated the code for the badge and pasted it into my html template. But the Flickr show/hide javascript didn’t work. Removed the relevant code. By then every tiny bit of annoyance was about to blow out of proportion. I made another badge tagged ‘stressed’.

weblog > 20/07/07

Signed up for an account at StumbleUpon. Created an account, logged in, checked out the place. Looks promising for shared, tagged and networked experience. Have not made a network though, not yet.

weblog > 20/07/07

Signed up for an account at MySpace. Created an account, logged in, checked out the place. Looks promising for shared, tagged and networked experience, but the cluttery interface of floats falling apart may prove a horror. Have not made a network, not yet.