IFTTT

IFTTT – What in the world!? I just discovered this this morning while once again searching for alternatives to Google Reader, since it’s dying in about 2 weeks. I tried Feed Demon at home, but it just didn’t cut it; half of the problems being that it was yet another application (and a memory hog at that) that ran in the background on my computer. The other half of the problem is I kept forgetting it was there and couldn’t access it remotely.

So I decided, perhaps I’d better port all my podcast subscriptions to iTunes. That’s fine. I can deal with that. But what about the rest of my feeds? What about the hundreds of ICHCB titles that come through in a single day? What about InterfaceLift which I’ve subscribed to for YEARS!? How am I supposed to stay apprised of those?

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A Domain!!

At last!! I tucked in my shirt, tightened my belt and made the plunge. I am now the proud pseudo-owner of ppsstudios.com! For that reason, I’ve created this Google Sites …site, and then in addition linked THIS blog to blog.ppsstudios.com (mostly because I wanted to try subdomains, to see how easy they were).

All the other links work as well, as Google doesn’t let you delete the original naming conventions for their sites, but we (as in I) now have friendly DNS naming for all this stuff! So excited.

Perhaps I’ll even get a bit inspired, install BIND on my personal computer, and route a CNAME to my Apache server there. But that’s for another date. For now, hopefully I’ll get back into this blog, perhaps add a few family members to the main site and let them have a crack at editting their own pages.

Who knows! We could have created the next big Internet phenomenon!

My New C++ Endeavors

Awesome news! I’ve been asked at work to start doing a bit of GUI development for our NASA projects. They’ve said that all of their stuff is developed using Borland C++. Now with my PennMUSH development experience, I’ve taught myself a bit of C++ (though my PennMUSH development experience has been mostly debugging and making sure it compiles under Windows, so it isn’t too in depth).

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