Look ma, no brackets!

keyboard of the first HP-35 with a big enter button, and no brackets
Original: David G. Hicks

New Laconi.ca release

I was barely awake after a long night sleeping away most of my head cold, when Evan announced identi.ca was going down for a server update. When it came back, he mentioned people tagging and I immediately went to explore: just last week I had been wishing I could apply labels to my contacts to sort them into groups — and now I could? …


In-between all that someone mentioned he didn't like his new calculator with so many extra functions: he'd rather use his PC for the more complicated calculations. Which sent me right down memory lane, and I remarked:

I remember when a good calculator *was* a "PC". I was referring to the HP scientific calculators I worked with before PCs even existed. ;) I loved RPN.

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really wanted to look at was the Twitter plugin, not so much because I'm active on Twitter (I have an account but I'm no longer active) but because I wanted to explore how to adapt it to work with the FLOSS laconi.ca microblogging software which powers identi.ca

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