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A few blogging tools

Since I moved to my own host I played with a few useful tools.

  • I already commented on the wordpress plugins I use. Today I’m adding OneClick – single click plugin installer & updater – it makes it really easy to install a plugin by a URL). It also has a Firefox extension, which I didn’t install. I just revisted Moti’s comment on the above post, and saw this was one of his recommendations. The other recommendation I accepted is FeedBurner FeedSmith, although I already implemented itse functionality with the redirect plugin.
  • A handy tool (depending on your hosting solution) is PHPShell. It uses the provided PHP to give you an easy shell, if your provider doesn’t give you one.
  • Finally, Google’s webmasters’ toolkit is a good tool for analysing your blog/site – recommened.

What tools do you use?

Also, I just saw my old pagerank of 4 is gone now, because I have no direct links to this blog, just to the old Blogger one (well, was to be expected). I’d appreciate it if any of you with incoming blogroll links update to the new website (yeah I know, I should start a blogroll as well … someday).


Heroes season 3 appears to be less bad than season 2.

Week in Los Angeles

It appears that despite what I thought before, the migration to my own domain didn’t go smoothly. Although I was sure I changed the feed details at Feedburner, somehow it didn’t stick, so email subscription (or perhaps feed readers as well) didn’t work – I guess most of you missed this post.

Hopefully, they’re working now (let met know if they’re not).

Just so this post will not be totally a meta-post, let me write a bit on what we’ve been doing here this past week.

Music – we heard a jazz concert by Hiromi’s Sonic Boom – I guess they can be classified as jazz, but it’s unlike other jazz you might have heard. Hiromi, on the piano, gives a very emotional show, and the other accomplished members of the band play well together. I can’t really describe the music so I refer you Google her (my web browser here is a shitty KMart browser so I can’t even find a sound sample for technical reasons).

Disneyland – what amazed me about Disneyland is the extreme efficieny it all operates. We’ve been there 9 years ago, and I rmemeber the hours-long lines to the rides. Now, you can get “fast-passes” to the rides – you go to an automated machine, gets a ticket that tells you when to come to the ride (within an hour’s range), you go at that time and hardly stand in line. Also, I think holograms have progressed quite a bit – we saw some convincing ones at the Haunted House ride.

Aquariam – we went to the Aquarium in Long Beach, pretty standard, except for the awsome diving birds (photos will come later), and the fact that you can pet some sea animals there including mantas and sharks! I also like the fact that several of the aquariums have waves, to better simulate some natural habitats. The large shark feeding was disappointing though – no real access to see anything interesting, unlike some other aquariums (The one in Eilat has better access, for example).

Santa Monica Beach – A quick stop at the beach. A lot colder than Israeli beach, bordering on the pacific ocean and not the shielded mediterranean sea. Nice waves – I think psychologically the feeling of bathing in the ocean is different than bathing in the sea, at least for me.

That’s it for now. We’ll probablly not have time for much more activies. We thought about going white-water rafting but it seems it’s several hours drive from here and we don’t really have the time for it.

My First Unfamiliar Reader!

Woo Hoo!

I just got the first confirmed reader of my blog which is not someone I know – Mord Shtern (he receives a link to his blog as a modest reward).

I took this chance to look at some Feedburner stats, and there seems to be a jump in reader count since last month.

This might have something to do with the fact that Yoav shared many of my recent posts as interesting in his blog and/or the fact that Zeirman mentioned me and my post about real time strategy games.

Thanks guys 🙂

If you survived this self-absorbed post you get something in return: