Sunday, August 10, 2008

Added a Flickr photo sidebar

On the top right sidebar of the blog you should be able to see a little grid of the latest photos uploaded to my Flickr Photostream.

If you click on a photo it will take you to the larger version on Flickr. You can then click "all sizes" and get even larger version.

So far no UK photo printing sites are affiliated with Flickr - but I imagine it won't be long before there is.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Trying to import Wordpress posts into Blogger

So I finally managed to get BlogSync the Java app working.

But looks like I've exhausted the number of blog posts allowed in one day (about 50?) So the importer thinks its posted 600 or so - but as you can see here - there's less than 20.... (I already did a test post of 40 earlier)

Try again tomorrow....

In the meantime you can treat this as getting installments of Ethan and Toby growing up in byte-sized chunks

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Test blog from iPhone

So hopefully this will show that quite a few new things are working:
New Pinnell Family blog on Blogger
123-Reg Nameserver being used
123-Reg DNS CName entry for google
Email address for posting to Blogger
GMail and iPhone setup to send photos correctly

Still to do:
Import 650 existing Pinnell Family blog entries from the old blog at
(hopefully using new Blogger Import tool)

Meanwhile - here's a nice picture of Toby from a couple of weeks ago :)

Mobile WordPress

So I'm trying to use the mobile WP client. Yesterday I wrote a long entry about why and how I was moving back to blogger for the Pinnell family blog.

Obviously the AI kicked in in the client software and crashed to app launcher rather than let me post the entry. However, when I restarted client it told me it was recovering the post - great. Not. Whenever I tried to post it, it crashed again. And thanks to Apple no cut and paste to save my entry somewhere.

Better stop now and see whether we get a crash with this post!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Pinnells blog

moving back to blogger