Monday, June 14, 2010

Bliss of Solitude

For oft, when on my couch I lie,
In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
   Which is the bliss of solitude

extracted from Daffodils by William Wordsworth

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Blog this" - flickr button

For all the photography enthusiast out there, there is a compelling feature in flickr that will be quite useful for frequent up-loaders. Whenever I upload a photo on flickr, I usually share it with my friends by copying the URL and tweeting it from my twitter client. Perhaps this is the most conventional way and few people I know, also do the same thing. But, there is this button called "Blog this" which can make this a facile job. A first look at this button may be slightly misleading as it says blog this. But this can actually be configured to be used with many things not leaving twitter. Follow the following steps and your done.

1. Click on
2. First time users have to configure with twitter or other blogging sites like blogger or wordpress. To configure with twitter, just click on "do that now". Select twitter from the drop down selection box. Authorize flickr to use twitter by clicking "Go to twitter to authorize". Enter your credentials with twitter and click "Allow". You'll be redirected back to flickr. Your done with the configuration.
3. Once this is done, now you can click on "blog this" button, select twitter and tweet your photo right from flickr.

Upload a picture and a couple of clicks and there you go your art have already become the talk of the town.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Web Numbr

Recently, I came across this site/service called Web Numbr which was quite interesting and cool enough to share it. Web Numbr is a service which can be used to track any numbers in the web and plot graph over the same. For example, you can track the stock quote of particular company say YHOO, plot a graph on the same data and all in 3 simple steps. First login with any Open ID. Second, Enter the URL of the page which contains the data you want. And as the last step, select the element on the page which has the number you want. You are done by now. You can also set the polling frequency. I started experimenting with it and created a graph for the number of followers for Sachin Tendulkar in Twitter.

Number of followers for Sachin Tendulkar
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Graph showing the follower count of Sachin Tendulkar on twitter