Rather excitingly my little side project tweetyourmp.com was mentioned by pukka chef Jamie Oliver as part of his campaign for healthy eating: After my panic that I might not have enough bandwidth subsided, I thought it might be a good moment to give Tweety our MP a bit of love, so I’ve added the option […]
Here’s a quick guide to running the ghost blog platform on a $25 Raspberry Pi. Ghost is a new piece of blog software, currently under development which was recently funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Ghost is a completely new blog platform which aims to concentrate on writing and has a really nice minimal, instantly updating […]
Here’s another super simple widget, for creating links that generate tweets when you click on them. I use these links a lot in marketing type emails for work and tend to use quick and easy online tools (because I’m lazy), but I’m always slightly nervous about sending links via another website, that might get shutdown […]
If you’ve lamented the loss of twitter’s v1 API which was switched off in June 2013 – and the ability to generate RSS feeds of your tweets and mentions here’s a handy tool for getting them back. Twools is a set of twitter – tools (geddit?) to generate feeds that uses twitter’s API version 1.1 […]
Here’s a little test for the Spotify Embed plugin: Here’s my playlist – I for one welcome our new robotic overlords The plugin works nicely – although I did need to add the embed tags – possibly due to some of the plugins I’m running on this site.
Sometimes it’s handy to be able to get people to tweet from a selection of messages – for instance on a thank you page after taking an action. Usually everyone just hits the tweet button and sends multiple versions of the same message out on twitter. One thing that was interesting about the (I hate […]
Here’s a foldable.me of me: Foldable.me is a kickstarter funded, make your own Mii style character app. For $11 you get a nicely printed push out cardboard model of yourself. Although my hair isn’t exactly that colour, I do have that jumper.
Ever wanted to send a tweet to your MP? not sure if your Member of Parliament has embraced social media? want to put a handy tool to do so on your website? Here’s a little script I wrote to find your MP using a postcode (via the TheyWorkForYou.com API) and send them a tweet. Info, […]
Here’s a little project to build a very simple web-controlled multicoloured LED indicator with your Raspberry Pi and the PiBorg LEDBorg board. Using IF This Then That (IFTTT.com) – a simple online service which allows you to daisy chain different web things together – you can light up your Pi’s LEDborg based on particular events. […]
I’m often looking for ways to engage with my MP – usually online, since that’s how a lot of things are done in the 21st century (banking, paying bills, booking travel etc). However sometimes I get a little bit despondent about writing to elected representatives who then don’t respond. Neither my last MP Vince Cable, […]