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An Affiliate Link Tagging Textpattern Plug-in

Now that I’m independent and posting more frequently, I’ve joined the iTunes Affiliate Program to help the site earn its own keep. I host this site on Textattern, an excellent, light weight, and very flexible CMS (Content Management System) and—wanting to work smarter, not harder—decided to write a plug-in that could automatically rewrite any iTunes/iBooks/App Store affiliate URL I post in an articles using my iTunes Affiliate Program ID. This will make it easier to just copy links to music, books, or apps from the appropriate store and not have to run them through a different tool to appropriately tag them to hopefully earn a little commission.

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Less Is More (Or, The Master Plan)

While I subscribe to the "Less is more" philosophy, I’m actually pretty poor at adhering to it. I have a major case of information overload in my digital life and junk clutters up both my digital and anolog lives. I’ve been pretty good with the RSS feeds that I subscribe to, I’ve slimmed down this site, and I’ve started attacking the piles of unused computer gear in my apartment.

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makkintosshu reloaded

The design you’re now looking at was developed in late-January/early-February and I’ve been waiting to get a chance to implement it. Unfortunately, that chance never came so decided this morning to Just Do It™.

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Textpattern Upgraded... Finally

It’s been exactly six months and a day since Textpattern 4.0.4 was released. I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally upgraded my installation this morning and it was perfectly smoothly, as always1.

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Please Ignore The Mess

I apologize for the mess in article headers over the last couple days. I’ve been restyling them, but only have a few hours in the mornings to do so and have been taking my sweet time to finish them up.

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New Feature: Supplemental Content & Blogroll

I’ve added a new supplemental content block to the bottom of this page (and will eventually be added to other pages) which currently contains my Required Reading list (i.e. my blogroll). The sites listed there are the most important or most useful out of all my syndicated subscriptions and I’ll be keeping it up to date. It’s also sorted by my current preference.

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Work, Tagging, a Logo, and More Work

I’ve had a longer post pending for a couple weeks now regarding the Technorati and tagging support I’ve added to this site (an experiment for the Technorati & tagging support I added to Barkings—the Small Dog Electronics weblog), but I’ve been working too much to finish it and the many other pending posts and articles. Long story short: I’m using the tru_tags Textpattern plug-in (thanks Jon!) and I love it. It really does add a nice dimension to the browsing experience, especially since I don’t really use categories extensively.

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Billboard

As the Easter holiday is over, I’ve switched out the billboard to what I had originally planned to launch with: the intro to Operation Ivy’s Room Without a Window. The lyrics and energy of Operation Ivy will forever leave its imprint on my soul.

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New Feature: Billboard

While I’m checking things off my list (it’s a weekend), I’ve added another new feature: the billboard.

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New Feature: Music Recommendations

I’ve had this one sitting in a folder since sometime early last year (or late 2004, I can’t quite remember): music recommendations.

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