Weblog/journal/rss/feed related content, pages, tools. Thok Blogs will generally be announced here later.
Trackforward is an insufficiently-automated scraper of my postings on
other sites. It's a way of capturing one of the larger chunks of my
writing, and a way of claiming my words as mine; anything actually
posted by me should show up here relatively quickly. (This is one of
those things that should really be part of the web-as-a-platform, but
where to put it? Proxy, browser, disqus? Everyone should have one of
these but I don't know how to give it to them...)
Photography is my primary social communication mechanism... Here be dragonflies!
- My Flickr gallery. I have
found about 5% of my shooting interesting enough to post, though
sometimes there are reasons to post beyond basic photographic quality.
- My secondary
picasaweb (google) gallery
where I store bulk "all the shots from this
event" things, so as not to clutter my "photostream" on flickr.
(Hint: flickr, you need a feature like this :-)
- My original "photomoblog" from 2003-2005,
Burn Before Reading (yes, it predates the
book of the same title) based on taking pictures with a PDA with a
wifi card and an email client, and turning them into an index and an
RSS feed. (Mostly created to explore why this was even interesting -
why were people so excited by a presentation concept that could be
implemented in 50 lines of shell script?)
Some of these are more "presence" than "output", but the main thing is
that they're someone else's platform.
currently experimental use, twitter is still primary.
only recently started thinking about my amazon "presence" as a
social media component, but I review enough things (which already
show up in trackforward above) and have enough
readers (over 150 "that was helpful" clicks - nothing epic, but
not unheard ramblings either...)
Linked-in Profile which serves as an excellent zero-maintenance
substitute for a resume - especially since most of the work came
though personal contacts in the first place, not blind resume sending
StackOverflow Careers 2.0 is clearly trying to be "LinkedIn 2.0"
and has direct connections with "stuff the cool kids use"
like Github and Google Code.
- Had a GitLab gitlab account for years
just for access to some bug lists, only recently noticed how
advanced it has gotten - still need to set up a personal instance,
but I'm starting to move personal projects over there - at least
ones I actually want contributors for, like qlabels.
GitHub in order to do
lazy sharing of a project or two, without figuring out how to
publish directly from here.
Gitorious is dead (but I didn't
actually have any of my projects there, just commenting access to others.)
itself has been a fine source of cutting-edge gadgets over the
past couple of years...
Overflow started turning up in enough google hits that I
signed up, and answered a few obscure X11 and Python
Reddit comments which are also in the trackforward feed above
doesn't have anything that isn't on this page, it just glues it
Google Profile which is almost as circular as FriendFeed is
Google Scholar profile; most of it is "With Microscope and
Tweezers", a little bit of Zephyr work, and a pile of
Arepa-derived patents related to "software on demand", back
when cable internet was a cool new thing.
C2 Wiki Last time I touched it was 2004
but as it is the original wiki, I can't really bring myself to move it to the
"embalmed" list, especially as it's still getting legitimate edits.
Dead Tree Collector
which only has a couple of shelves so far, but should soon
become my main reference, with ISBNs mirrored to Google "My
Library" for search. In 2017, they finally got an Android app
with barcode scanning, so this is finally back to being an
inventory problem and not software one.
which I bootstrapped with a 2012 LibraryThing export and the most
recent ASINs from my kindle backups, so it's still sparse but
not bad for recent stuff and "live" recommendations.
was only set up to post High School Reunion pictures back in
2009; occasionally flickr updates get copied there for form.
used to carry technical content, but THOK is
real enough at this point that all of my new writing ends up there.
OurDoings was set up to
experiment with "story-telling with pictures" but it didn't really
click for me (not that anything else has done better.)
YouTube since they dropped the
post-upload image stabilization, and since my Flickr API client
handles video now, I rarely upload.
Dead but embalmed
my former MIT blog -
low traffic because it's a weak implementation
(in terms of features, not just because it uses ASP.NET) and
because a Safari bug gets in the way of posting. (Too bad it
has the good name...) blogs.mit.edu appears to have
burned down fallen into the hands of the
MIT Geonumerics department.
- My former Blogspot blog is now
just another THOK.ORG blog section
after I concluded that other people's tools were interesting but not for me, and that
self-hosted MarkDown was
the way, the truth, and the light :-)
Wordpress placeholder so I can authenticate in order to comment on other wordpress blogs.
Playing with Dave Winer's OPML tool, I've got a
temporary OPML blog
set up, mostly with bug reports about the tool
blogs.opml.org is also gone,
though dev.opml.org has
plenty of tech and standards docs.
- My del.icio.us link
- My GigaPan
gigapixel panorama gallery. I still have the 1st-gen hardware,
it's just very tedious to use - and things like the Sony
DSC-HX1 "sweep panorama" mode should be able to outdo it soon.