Blog: February 2005 Archives

Gravatar

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I enabled Gravatar on my blog today. Installing it was easy, but then I wanted to make a default image for people without a gravatar identity. And then it was the usual fight with templates and style sheets to get it looking vaguely how I wanted it (a shameless rip-off of Dave's style).

So now all we need is for a few of my more regular commenters (Ben, JC, Yvonne etc) to get themselves a gravatar :) Sign up here :)

Currently Reading

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After joining Book Crossing the other night, I thought I should probably put a "Currently Reading" link on my blog (since I take so long to read books anyway, they'll be up there for a decent length of time).

Easier said than done.

The most common configuration seems to be a combination of two plugins - MTAmazon, and BookQueue. There is also BookQueueToo but it needs MT 3.x to work.

BookQueue as a standalone app actually runs without MTAmazon, but if you want it to go off and query Amazon, you need to use MTAmazon, and for that you need to sign up with their Associate program to get a mystical Developer Token. None of this is very obvious on their site. So I signed up. They say it'll be a couple of days before they assign me a developer token. Well in fact the MTAmazon plugin seems to work without the token, and just the username. So anyway, we'll see how it goes.

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