Habari: first plugin and theme adventures

Twitter plugin showing my latest (last) tweetHaving seen enough of Habari and experienced its helpful community, I've decided to dive in a little deeper. It had become clear already that the latest stable 0.5.2 release was too limiting as many of the available plugins already depend on features only available in 0.6-alpha, so I upgraded to that.

The first plugin I really wanted to look at was the Twitter plugin, not so much because I'm active on Twitter (I have an account but I'm no longer active) but because I wanted to explore how to adapt it to work with the FLOSS laconi.ca microblogging software which powers identi.ca

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Habari

This site is running Habari, a state-of-the-art publishing platform, still officially beta, but nevertheless quite usable. Habari is a community-driven project created and supported by people from all over the world.

So far it's an experiment, I may try out other Open Source blogging software as well.

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Nerd-on-a-stick to the rescue!

“Nerd-on-a-stick”

My "Nerd-on-a-stick" is a little project I'm working on on and off: the goal is to have a (fairly) complete set of portable software on a USB stick, for Windows as well as OS X, so I'll always have a decent "development platform" with me. And (if at all possible) all OSS or at the very least freeware. That not only includes things like a decent programmer's editor, source control clients, a bunch of browsers, IRC and IM clients, a web server and the like, but also email and a complete office application. The latter obviously must be OpenOffice.org (OO.o), for which there is a portable version for both Windows and the Mac (though the latter uses a rather old version of the code). It's nowhere near finished yet, but I had my whole presentation done with (Windows) Impress, all on my neat little white nerd-on-a-stick, dangling around my neck. It saved the day when I had to do that presentation in a building where not a single projector would work with a MacBook...

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