Category: Weblogs

Workaround for WordPress Out of Memory Errors when Upgrading

Because of my internet host and the number of plugins I run on my blog, I get an “out of memory” error in WordPress each time I try to automatically upgrade my wordpress install from the admin pages. Long story short, I run out of available memory because I am using a large amount of …

WordPress Users: Eat your vegetables!

High profile blogger Robert Scoble had his WordPress blog hacked this week by hackers who exploited a documented bug in WordPress and deleted a large number of his posts. The sad reality is that it never should have happened. WordPress knew about the vulnerability and released a system update last month to protect users. However, …

FriendFeed-Facebook deal reaffirms need for a social media safety net

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of digital lifestreams, a single page overview of your online & offline world. I have my own lifestream that features not only what I’m doing on my blog or other websites, but also ties in what I’m doing offline through pictures & videos. (Check out my lifestream, …

Roll Your Own URL Shortener with WordPress in less than One Hour

With the closing of the tr.im url shortening service yesterday, many users are beginning to worry about what will happen to all of their shortened URLs. The reality of the situation is that many almost every social media service – including twitter, friendfeed, jaiku, indenti.ca, etc, etc – all rely on URL shortening services. (After …

How To: Get RSS feeds for YouTube Uploads & Favorites

I’m doing some behind the scenes, work-in-progress lifestream stuff with Sweetcron here at KevCo (and — interestingly enough — MerCo, too!) and needed a way to pull my YouTube video uploads rss feed and YouTube favorited video rss feed. Turns out that its really easy: YouTube Uploads RSS feed: feed://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/users/USER_NAME/uploads YouTube Favorited RSS feed: feed://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/users/USER_NAME/favorites

Boobie-thon 2.0

The news today that Christina Applegate is battling breast cancer reminds me that the Annual Blogger Boobie-thon for breast cancer is less than two months away. (Woo-hoo!) But – for those who can’t wait – the Boobie-thon has gone all Web 2.0… with the Boobie-Thon Facebook Group. Check it out!