- Stevey’s Blog Rants: Blogger’s Block #3: Dreaming in Browser Swamp
- Flickr Services
Flickr supports JSON now…
One of the blogs on my Movable Type installation is actually using the notifications feature built into Movable Type (which gives you the ability to let people subscribe to a blog via email) and needed to do a bulk import of email addresses that he already had in csv format. Unfortunately, Six Apart doesn’t provide a way to do a bulk import so I dug into google. Because the install is backed by MySQL, the solution was to use the LOAD DATA INFILE command, which reads a csv file from disk and loads the data into a table you specify. In case someone else ever needs to do this with Movable Type, the syntax I ended up using looked like this:
LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE 'contacts.csv' INTO TABLE mt_notification FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' LINES TERMINATED BY '\n' (notification_email,notification_blog_id,notification_name)
and my contacts.csv file looked like this:
firstname.lastname@example.org,10,Aaron Johnson ...
Also interesting to note that according to the MySQL documentation, the LOAD DATA INFILE command is usually 20 times faster (!) than using separate INSERT INTO statements.
- Stu Downes » Folksonomy in the enterprise
Supposedly “…as the number of people who tag increases above 50 you quickly cease producing unique tags.” Interesting.
(categories: tagging tags enterprise content folksonomy )
- ISGM Music: The Concert Podcast
Boston museum makes concert series performances available for free via podcast. They encourage sharing. Awesome.
(categories: music podcasts podcast classical free mp3 art )
Remember back a couple months ago when I posted an article about using Apache James to implement VERP? Well, it actually did end up getting published in JDJ. If you subscribe to the magazine, you should have it in your hot little hands right now or you can visit the archives. If not, you’ll have to wait until next month when the article becomes available for free.
- RollerWiki: Proposal Atlas
Roller proposal to improve the front-page of roller to support the needs of a community of communities.
(categories: community blogging roller planet communities blogs )
- RollerWiki: Roller_3.0_WhatsNew
Roller 3.0 released with some spiffy new features.
(categories: blogging roller templating urlsupport )
- Blogs and Community ? launching a new paradigm for online community? at The Knowledge Tree
From the article: “… looks at some of the emerging patterns of blog based communities and raises some questions for their strategic application.”
(categories: community onlinecommunities communities blogging blogs for:barrytallis for:billjive research )
- Ruby: Rite
The next version of Ruby as per Matz’s slides at RubyConf 2003. via joecheng.wordpress.com
(categories: ruby rite ruby2.0 nextgen )
- Macintosh Home Automation and Control Server
OS X home automation: turn on your lights via email. Now if only someone would develop something that will wash the dishes and put them in the dishwasher using email…. that I’d buy.
(categories: homeautomation x10 mac osx insteon remotecontrol home )
- Flickr: The Info Graphics Pool
Infoviz pool on flickr. via plasticbag.org
(categories: infoviz information graphing flickr visualization )