My next major task is to arrogate all the random feeds I've suggested Start to sign up to, i.e. Twitter, Blogspot and Picasssa. I initially aimed to use Twitter and Googles API to do this but was just running into constant problems. Which was a shame but being a slight novise to PHP I couldn't afford to waste to much time.
What I did manage to do was use MagpieRSS which with some coding grabs Twitters and Blogspots RSS feeds and displaying them in your PHP. Magic! Some of the usefull links I've been using:
Due to the none pleasant working conditions of Center Court when its warm weather, lack of air flow and bad sewage smells, and thanks to the lame guttering I've chosen to work from home for a couple days. Which has been far more productive than in the office this is down to a few key points:
- Windows 7 - Microsoft really have got it going on here kicking dust in OSX's eyes due to a number of reasons, mostly their Task bar (admittedly they've just copied Linux and OSx here but if it works why complain!), I also like their snap windows to edges system which I've been using heavily on this project.
- 1000watt sound system, keeps me going
- 27inch screen also helps!