Monthly Archives: June 2008

Jessica Reflected

Jessica Reflected

I’m not really much of a glamour photographer and was quite pleased with the way this shot of my son’s girlfriend turned out.

Last Month’s Movies

I saw a promo for an upcoming run of classic movies on SABC3.  Some of them are ones that I don’t own and would love to see again so I went to the SABC3 web site to look them up.  Imagine my surprise when I found that their movie page contained links to subsections for movies in April, May and June.  Today is 21 June, so why on earth would I want to know what their movies for April and May were?  I either watched or missed them but that is no longer relevant.  There is no mention of the classic movies, which are presumably coming up in July, but perhaps we don’t need to know about those.

MOVIES

You would think that with all the organisation it takes to draw up schedules, and advertise them; that they would also keep on top of updating their web site.

Chameleon

I rescued this little chameleon from our cat earlier and released it into a dense bush where it will be safer.  I hope that it will be alright as it had a wound on it’s other side.

Chameleon

Ribs

Ribs

I took this photo over four years ago, hauled it out earlier today and re-processed it to enter in the monthly competition at my local photo club. The subject was Architectural Interiors and I was very pleased that this image took first place.

ping.fm

Since posting last night on how to synchronise Plurk and Twitter, I have come across ping.fm, a service that lets you post in one place and have your post delivered to a variety of other services, including not only Plurk and Twitter but many others too.

Go and check them out and sign up if you’re interested.  They’re in closed beta so you will need a beta code to be able to register.  You can use landofping.

Circles of Confusion

Circles of Confusion

How to synchronise your plurks and tweets

So you’ve seen that people are synchronising their posts to Plurk and Twitter and you’re wondering how to do it. Look no further.

Jason Adams has posted a Python script that does exactly that, posting your tweets as plurks and your plurks as tweets. I have passed this info on in Twitter and Plurk but have had a couple of less techie types come back and ask just how to use it; so here is a description. Please note that this assumes you are using Windows and things may be rather different if you use Mac OS X or Linux.

Go to python.org and download the Windows installer from the link on the left of the page.

Right-click the python-2.5.2.msi file once it has downloaded, select Install and got through the steps to install; choosing the defaults is fine.

Once you have Python installed, go to Jason’s Plurk your tweets page and download the plurk.py script file. Remember the folder you saved it to. For the sake of this example we’ll assume that you saved it to C:\Utils.

Open a command window and change to the folder you saved the plurk.py file to (C:\Utils).

c:
cd \utils

Now you are ready to run the script, which takes your Twitter and Plurk credentials as parameters. Assuming that your Twitter user name is t_usr, your Twitter password is t_pwd, your Plurk user name is p_usr and your Plurk password is p_pwd; run the command as follows.

plurk.py t_usr t_pwd p_usr p_pwd

The script will now run and takes a while the first time, but subsequent runs will be quicker. The first time you run it the last ten or so plurks and tweets will be synchronised and the state of synchronisation will be stored in the plurkdb.dat file in the same folder as plurk.py. In future it will be used to ensure that only new tweets and plurks are synchronised so it is important that you move it too if you ever decide to move plurk.py to another folder.

I hope that this answers your questions; otherwise leave a comment and I’ll try and provide further assistance.