A good summary of 2017 status of the tech http://avc.com/2017/12/what-happened-in-2017
I have been thoroughly enjoying the BigBash game over the holidays. It’s a step up from Stick Cricket and the daily challenges make you keep going back. https://www.bigbash.com.au/news/big-bash-game-app-android-itunes-free-phone-mobile-bbl06/2016-12-01
Deciding on WordPress as your source of truth for your micro blog is all good but how do you avoid spamming your RSS readers with your status updates meant for micro.blog, twitter, linked in et al?
The simplest way to target WordPress posts for micro blogs is to use a specific category (I call mine status). You can then configure WordPress to not include posts from this category in the default feed.
One way to exclude a category from the default feed is using a re-write rule in your .htaccess file as shared by Manton in this gist https://gist.github.com/manton/f8b6f8b391a2f3d9b419
I wanted something a bit more robust that wouldn’t break when the url format changed. Instead I wrote a custom filter that would hide the category from the default feed. To get this set up you can use the excellent ‘My Custom Functions’ plug in https://wordpress.org/plugins/my-custom-functions/
Once you have this set up you can now use the url to your feed as the feed source at https://micro.blog using the following format http://<<domain>>/category/<<category name>>/feed/
In my case this is my feed url http://merill.net/category/status/feed/
❤️ the magical window of time during sunsets #nofilter #brightonbeach #iphone #amateurphotographer
Google really wants to get as many Minis as it can into Australian homes before Alexa launches locally. The twin Google Mini packs are currently at $78. https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/google-home-mini-black-2-pack-sygmi2pkb
Take back your voice in 2018. I love the whole idea around micro blogs. This feels like the early days of RSS and web logs. Find out more at https://micro.blog
Is your MacOS dock jittering and driving you nuts? In my case this was being caused by some apps that were ShareMouse and/or Synergy. Removing all the unnecessary apps from System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility should fix the issue.
The issue is most probably being caused by the last app you added to the list (in my case it was Synergy).