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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

New year, new plug-ins....

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Happy New Year...even though it's close to the end of January 😀.

It's been a busy month, but things are coming down to "normal" levels of activity.  After the crazy rush to finish my completed dissertation draft during the winter break, get caught up with the day job after the winter break, and get everything prepped for my teaching side-gig this spring, I had some time to update my website (club-admiralty.com).

For the longest period of time, I brought my old Mac Mini (2007) out of storage, plugged it in, and updated my site (that thing still runs MacOS 10.6 I think).  I had RapidWeaver 6 on it, along with all the relevant plug-ins.  It wasn't even the most up-to-date version of RW6 because some plugins were breaking left and right.  Since I didn't have time to really troubleshoot I just left it as is.  Most website updates were minor anyway.

Fast forward to more recently.  I got RW8 on sale, so it was a good opportunity to get something that worked on my newer Mac (now I can probably install Linux on that old one), update the website, and try out some new things.  Unfortunately, as technology progresses some things are left behind.  Such is the case with one of my most used plugins: RapidBlog, which takes my blogger content and mirrors it on my domain.  It seems like Loghound hung up his hat and exited the RapidWeaver scene.  The person who maintained the plug-in has not updated it for newer versions of PHP, and with PHP5 being deprecated, RapidBlog has been retired.   Luckily others use Blogger and want to integrate it into RapidWeaver sites, so a Stacks plug-in exists which offers something similar.  What I liked about RapidBlog was that it downloaded an archive of your blog, so there was an offline version of it, and that I could use the iconic theme icons in my blog posts (whereas now I can't). Oh well, site is up and running so that's what matters. On the plus side, it seems like RW development has become very stacks-oriented while I was stuck on RW6, so there is new stuff to explore!

What I've been pondering lately is this: With all the distributed presence that we have on the web these days (facebook, youtube, twitter, etc.), how important is a distinct domain of one's own?  And, how do I go about archiving my stuff from other sites in a way that's not just a portal view from my website?  Something to ponder after I graduate and I can return to this hobby.


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Little Snapper: νέα εφαρμογή για screenshot

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Η RealMacSoftware, η εταιρία πίσω από το δημοφιλές λογισμικό RapidWeaver έχει μια νέα εφαρμογή που ακούει στο όνομα Little Snapper. Η εφαρμογή δεν έχει δημοσιευτεί ακόμα, αλλά μπορείς να γραφτής στην λίστα τους για να σου στείλουν το link για να κατεβάσεις την εφαρμογή πριν δημοσιευτεί στο ευρύ κοινό.

 

Η εφαρμογή, απ' ότι φαίνεται, είναι κάτι σαν το Skitch, που θα σου επιτρέπει να τραβάς screenshot, να τα κάνεις tag, να αφήνεις σχόλια, και να κάνεις συλλογές με διάφορα screenshot, σαν image gallery.

 

Το ωραίο είναι πως όπως και το skitch θα είναι δωρεάν η εφαρμογή. Περιμένω με ανυπομονησία.
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