This is almost too cool to describe. Put on some headphones for the full experience. The concept is really simple, but turns out some really cool results.
Large Flash (frontal view), ComicCon 2007, San Diego, CA.jpg
Originally uploaded by gruntzooki
A picture is worth a thousand words. A thousand sad, sad words.
That’s right. This is now the fastest blog in the entire world. Maybe…
Regardless, this is the new and improved techniQal support . I have finally made the giant leap from hosting my blog on an old webserver in the guest bedroom, which was served by my residential dsl, to an actual external VPS host.
After months of looking, and deciding what I really wanted out of a host, I decided on Linode .
The price point for what you get is really pretty good, and I get to have the flexibility of having my own server, with the performance that I can’t get by having my own server(at home).
Thus far, everything about their product is easy to use, and you can even choose to be part of their Xen beta when signing up.
So if you are looking for flexibility for your hosting, I highly recommend them.
checkout the list of distro’s they support out of the box:
Fedora Core 8
CentOS 4.0 (RHEL)
Fedora Core 6
I hope everyone saw that we released two new wijits at lijit that I think are really cool.
Look to your right, then down a bit, and you should see our new map and list statistics widgets.
The map highlights the global locations of all of my recent page views, direct searches, and external search engine searches.
(Hover over the dots on the map to see the data related to that visit).
The list does the same thing, but displays in a more readable format.
Due to this new knowledge, I can happily say:
“Hey” to my reader from Pennsauken, New Jersey
“Willkommen und Hallo” to my reader from Bremen, Germany
“Willkumm” to my reader from Zurich, Switzerland
“Hola” to my reader from Buenos Aires, Argentina
To install this on your blog, follow the succinct and accurate instructions at my co-worker Tara’s blog.
I recently added a new use for my awesome Colorado Ski Report rss feed.
I am parsing the data, trimming it down, and posting it on twitter . You can receive ski and weather info via twitter every day, just by following http://twitter.com/snowing .
Be aware, that you will be getting ~17 updates a day around 6 am MT.
If that doesn’t scare you off, follow this twitter user for your daily dose of ski conditions and weather.
Each tweet features the resort name, snow in the last 24 hrs, mid-mountain depth, current weather, and the forecast for the next day.
Feel free to email with suggestions for how to make this better at techniblog at gmail dot com .
Setup web interface to allow you to subscribe to “my” ski resorts,and just get DM’s for those results.