I just added the WordPress app to my iPod Touch. This is a quick test post. So far so good.
A week ago, a new micro-blogging service sprang onto the scene. Identi.ca is like Twitter but with a very different theology behind it. Identi.ca is built upon the open source project Laconica. It hopes to allow for a distributed network of Laconica installed websites to share posting under an idea called federation. It hopes to allow for installation on most typical shared hosting plans. During registration you are even required to agree that all your posts be released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. It doesn’t get much more open than that!
I don’t claim to understand what all this means yet. I haven’t spent any time looking at the underpinnings yet. But I like the goal.
What I do want to reveal is some pretty cool tools if you decide to try Identi.ca or if you decide to install your own version of Laconica.
If you know and love RSS then you will really like Identi.ca.
- You can visit and subscibe to my posts at:
- If you want a RSS feed of everything I am writing:
- If you want to see just people who reply to me:
- If you want an RSS feed of just people who reply to me:
- If you want to see me and everyone I subscribe to:
- If you want an RSS feed of me and everyone I subscribe to:
- You can even pull an RSS feed of search terms:
So far I love Identi.ca! I still love Jaiku but since Google has closed it off with invite only registration I fear it will stagnant. The idea of an open platform feels much more comfortable. And Twitter is, well, not a reliable product and since it has turned off IM support is worthless to me.
If you are exploring micro-blogging or maintaining a presence online then check out Identi.ca.
As I’ve written before, Evernote is my new favorite app. And now I see that Evernote has released an iPhone app. I can’t wait to try Evernote for iPhone on my iPod Touch. But as of this moment, Apple has not released the update for the Touch to use the new apps.
I imagine Evernote being as easy on the Touch as on my MacBook. And with the syncing back to my MacBook, all the little things I want to note on my Touch will automagically be on my Mac. I can’t wait to see this!
Hopefully, It will be available in the morning. I’ll report my opinion once I’ve tried it. Stay tuned!
Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume.
Console reveals the logs to show Ã¢â‚¬Å“Error: (-36) copyingÃ¢â‚¬Â with a path to the file and closes with an Ã¢â‚¬Å“Error: (-8062) copyingÃ¢â‚¬Â with a path to a file. The difference from my previous trouble is that this file is a JPEG file that I mported last weekend. I copied the file to a new version and deleted the original and the backup completed without error. But this problem still puzzles me.
I have run Disk Utility and find nothing wrong with either the internal hard drive or the external backup drive.
I’ll continue posting my experiences with this error in hopes that it helps someone else. Clearly, Time Machine still has some maturing to do. Hopefully Apple will fix this soon as it will frustrate the less technically inclined that it was designed for.