After a 8 month(?) stint on Yongfooks Lifestream software dubbed Sweetcron (and redubbed Sweetcorm by me) I’ll be moving back to my first true love, WordPress. Development on the project stopped presumably as Jon’s other projects like Open Source Food was acquired. Congrats again!
Corn is Fiber
Sweetcron introduced a lot of people to the basic concepts of the lifestreaming concept. I prefer the term Lifestream over social feed aggregation. IIRC it was one of the first platforms released and highly anticipated. Shortly after its release Friendfeed started picking up steam and fickle folks move on. I like the idea of content ownership and backup and I hope to extend the things I learned to this site.
Ur Doin’ It Rong
Unfortnately, one major issue with Sweetcron was that it was developed to aggregate activity on the web and not a replace a blog. It had a simple text editor with Markdown and worked well for one-off posts. I had abandoned blogging for a short hiatus and thought I could get away with bits and nibbles of updates via twitter/plurk (yeah I used plurk).
Well I think blogging and speaking your mind has become an intrinsic and important part of the everyday web experience. 140 characters is simply not enough to speak your mind — regardless of how stupid, ignorant, or navel-gazing people may think (take this post for example) it is our right to blab on about anything we want though, we are not given the right to an audience.
Ah, Fork It
I’ve written 4 or 5 posts about inspiration, jokes, pretty common fare and I intended to post them. Unable to locate drafts through the UI, I loaded up the the source in textmate, added some hacks to do what I needed, took a step back and decided the hack would not be maintainable.
My old lifestream shall continue to chug along here: http://www.ericnakagawa/sweetcorm
As it happens I will be trying other lifestream wordpress plugins while porting my SC “boxy_but_good” theme here.
[Update] I’ve converted about 80% of the theme to wordpress. I think it’s time to work on some fun posts. wp_cron’s still a little funky but generally the site is working.