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NR Continental Map is Working Again

I’m not sure when this started happening, but the Podcasting Plugin by TSG was interfering with my GeoMashup plugin. Since I have a lot more geo-tagged posts than I do podcast posts, GeoMashup is going to win. The map is back; enjoy!

The Time Out podcast is on its own site and wasn’t affected by this conflict. :)

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Are You Scared of Wearable Technology?

I’m loving the variety of users I run into on ADN, where I talk about anything from cooking to theology to technology. One person I follow received his invitation for Google Glass, the camera/heads-up display that one can wear on his or her head like sunglasses. He asked, “Are you scared of wearable technology?”

To which I commented a couple of times regarding this interesting, current topic. Allow me to revise and extend my comments…

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Interactive Lunch

We participate in a co-op that lets us have fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to the house. Today a new bunch of food was coming, so I needed to make room in the fridge. I find it a little fun to take the “secret ingredients” and do something creative with them.

Chimp conversation

Chimp conversation

Pictures in Chimp

Pictures in Chimp

As I was considering what to do, I decided to be a little social about it. I had created a chat room on ADN, #ADNCooks, and I thought this might be a great opportunity to use it. I used the Chimp application to upload pictures and interact with viewers. Chimp was ideal because it let me upload pictures straight into the ADN Patter chat room.

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New WordPress Plugin Posts Directly to ADN

Thanks to @scottsmith for pointing this out and for @maximevalette who coded it!

I had been looking for a WordPress plugin which automatically posted to ADN, my Twitter/Instagram/IRC-like social networking service.

If you’re a WordPress user, you can go to Plugins, select Add New, and look up “Posts to ADN” in the description. It should come right to the top.  If you’re the hardcore plugin downloader, you can get it here.

Very cool.  The IFTTT auto-poster was a little slow for my taste.

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One Month into ADN

Blame Brian Yamabe (@byamabe), but I’m hooked on App dot Net (ADN) and spending more time there than on Twitter and on my former love, Google Plus. :)

I became a paid member, and it’s changed my sharing habits of a little bit. I’ve asked myself, “Would you pay to share this?” and “Would you pay to see this?” I found that I don’t share every little joke and stupid “meme” out there. I’ve tried to share good pictures, plan audio and video posts, and be a little more considerate about how I advocate things to a group of people that pay to see and share. So having a paid account is not just about the reduction of spam and complete lack of ads, it actually raises the quality of what I do see.

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A Sad Day for Google Reader Users

From the Google Reader blog:

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

Reader

As if we needed more reminders that we are the product, not the customer.

Google Reader was an awesome way to keep up with hundreds of blogs and news sites.

At least one can use Google Takeout to move subscriptions to other clients or services.

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