Monthly Archives: March 2008

Finally, The Centralized Me

Bingo. Someone has started to make sense. Loic Le Meur from Seesmic writes in this blog post on how he feels the need to aggregate his and his network’s activity at one place and that place to be his blog. Thats exactly what the world needs, IMHO. Probably its time to write a FriendFeed blog plugin or something which can put all activity on my blog. I feel that your blog or your OpenID page, should be your starting point on the web – a node where your social network starts.

Related article on Techcrunch: FriendFeed, The Centralized Me, and Data Portability

One XBox 360 for my bro

So, after long research, my brother finally decided to settle down for XBox 360. Yes, he’s been hounding me to get him a gaming console or upgrade the video card in his PC. I usually like specialization, and hence, agreed to get him a gaming console. I think that this move will make him play better, faster games with hardware suited to play games. Makes sense. I also think that this will enable him to use his computer for something other than gaming. Makes double sense. So, thats how it stands – he’ll have his XBox 360 soon.

Now, what made me write this post. This article over here – http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2008/03/27/consoles-to-die-out-in-the-next-5-to-10-years/

Suddenly realized how cool it would be if the cable TV provider starts to provide games on TV on _watever_ business model. Sure death for gaming consoles.

FriendFeed is not friendly

I had high hopes. FriendFeed looked like a great service. Great idea, simple and clean UI – works for me. But only until I had desire of embedding my friends’ feeds on my blog. I imagined it would have been awesome if I could parse ATOMized RSS from FriendFeeds and show on sidebar. But FriendFeed refused to play. Its not serving up RSS to my code. Sucks.

Update: Heard that FriendFeed API is coming. Cool. Looking forward to it. Hope it gives me RSS.

Update 2: Got a reply from FriendFeed giving me the correct URL to get embed code. Pinned up the widget on the sidebar. What do I need now? I want to customize this widget since its too big and the blue theme does not suit my blog. Anyone hearing?

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