Thursday, 24 April 2003
now available - Photoblog!
OK, here’s the deal. As previously reported, we got the nifty Ericsson phones that come with free cameras. They’re Internet-capable. The next obvious step is to hook it up to a blog, and presto! You’ve got photoblog! You get to see people I meet, places I go and the mediocrity of daily life (as well as my struggles with predictive text input) in near-real time!
From the technical side, I’m using an RSS feed with mod_image; it allows me to repurpose the content in several places. How many aggregators support mod_image? Sharpreader and NetNewsWire don’t appear to. What’s the right way to syndicate some images, along with title and description? Some would say just to use an IMG tag in the description, but that doesn’t allow me to cleanly separate the text from the image, so that it can be reused; distinctly un-RSS-like.
Expect this to get some use tomorrow, as I’m wondering down to ETConto talk to a few folks (on the cheap; I just got an exhibition pass).