Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb 2009 Just for Ross

Just for Ross, one of my PhD students, I've moved to some proper
blogging software. Previously I used Feeder, a mac based software app,
which I was very happy with. However, this didn't allow for linking,
commenting etc.. hence wasn't really "blogging" instead mere note
taking. So after migrating 160 posts to blogger (o, by the way blogger
thanks for making this impossible to do automatically) here I am
emailing my blog this post! If this mail2blogger actually works I will
be well impressed.

Thanks also to Umer for taking the time out to demo a visualisation
application on our MERL Diamondtouch multi-touch surface. I will be
posting more on this as we develop our tutorial program for http://www.tis2009.org/ TableTop 2009


Steve Neely said...

Yuck. Use the wordpress install on the group server. It takes 5 minutes to set up. Why?

0) iPhone integration and templates avalable http://iphone.wordpress.org/;

1) you control and own your data. Export and import are one-click;

2) posting with a real blogging client has a load of options that work (in my experience offline -> blogger posting sucks): http://codex.wordpress.org/Weblog_Client;

3) you can choose to template the look and feel of your blog so it is not ugly;

4) you can choose to tailor the install (or not) and add decent functionality (SEO; tags for digg, fb, etc.; bibtex handing);

If you're too busy with other work I'm sure Ross can do it for you ;-)

Aaron Quigley said...

Thanks Steve! If (and I mean if) the SRG ever gets a proper website with wordpress I'll ask someone to migrate the content. From blogger to anything seems easy enough, the other way is difficult. Aaron.