WordPress import plugin for blogger fix….

Blogger, Google, php, wordpress
Version 0.2 of the blogger plugin for wordpress 3.x has a small little bug in it that produces the following error:Something went wrong. If the problem persists, send this info to support:HTTP/1.0 403 Invalid AuthSub token.Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8Content-Length: 167Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTExpires: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTCache-Control: private, max-age=0X-Content-Type-Options: nosniffX-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=blockServer: GSE<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Invalid AuthSub token.</TITLE></HEAD><BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000"><H1>Invalid AuthSub token.</H1><H2>Error 403</H2></BODY></HTML>I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what's wrong with their code and I think I've found a fix (atleast until version 0.3 of the plugin comes out at which time this fix will not apply anymore.....hopefully).The problem is with the regex code in the auth() function of the blogger-importer.php plugin. So edit this file and make the following changes:1) Line 99:OLD:…
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Quick Tip for Bloggers/Youtubers/Flickerites/etc……

Blogger, Flickr, Gmail, Google, tumblr, Youtube
If you've ever come across the email gateways of most social sites, you know that -- in order to protect you and your account -- they produce some very forgettable email addresses. I'm talking about those special email addresses you can setup where for example you can Email a picture to, which will automatically be posted to your flickr stream.Well here is a easy way to use Google mail's filter function to create easy to remember gmail addresses that would inturn forward your precious postings to the appropriate social site.First get a gmail account if you don't already have one. I'll call mine middleman@gmail.comSetup your Flickr (or any other) account to accept posts via email. My special flickr email address is manthisemailishardtoremember@photos.flickr.comBack in your gmail account create a filter. In…
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Bloggers and screen shooters: Disable shadow in window screen captures

Blogger, CLI, OSX, osx Server
One of the things I don't really like about OSX Leopard is the fact that everytime you take a screen shot of a window (Command-Shift-4 followed by Spacebar), it put's a -- for us bloggers -- not so good looking shadow around the capture. Well not anymore, use the following command to disable the effect:defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool trueOnce you issue the command, either logout and back in or kill the SystemUIServer using this command:killall SystemUIServerIf later on you decide to add it back in, delete the preference by issuing the following command:defaults delete com.apple.screencapture disable-shadowFollowed by Logout/Login or the killall command from above. Below you can see the before and after.Have fun and happy capturing :-).
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EasyDNS….Now, easy as Butter

Blogger, Custom Domain Name, DNS
Okay a little while back I wrote a piece about setting up custom DNS names on easyDNS.com and getting the plumbing to work with blogger. Well, there is some excellent news. You see, Mark Jeftovic (Pres. and CEO of easyDNS) contacted me today to let me know about modifications they have made to their DNS parking servers. These changes make it super easy to setup a blogger custom DNS name with them. No need for Mommy and Daddy....just use easyDNS :-)Here are the updated details:Obviously first register your domain name. I went over to easydns.ca (.com is the same company) and registered nerdlogger.com (I use the DNS-Only service & Registry Fees).Now login to your account on easyDNS. You should see the Members page and somewhere in there there should be…
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How to use a custom DNS name with blogger

Blogger, Custom Domain Name, DNS
So I finally broke down and registered nerdlogger.com with easydns.com. I've used their service for my own ayromlou.ca canadian domain, so I figured, why not. Under ayromlou.ca I was doing all kinds of redirects to get www.ayromlou.ca to point to nerdlogger.blogspot.com (which is the standard addressing scheme for blogs on blogger). Now, here is how I got my custom domain name (nerdlogger.com) to work:Obviously first register your domain name. I went over to easydns.ca (.com is the same company) and registered nerdlogger.com (I use the DNS-Only service & Registry Fees)Give them about 2-4 hours to propagate the DNS information. Do not change anything during this time.Now after about 4 hours go back and login. You should see the Members page and somewhere in there there should be a listing of…
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Flock Rules…..

Blogger, Flock, OSX
This is my first post using a new Browser named Flock. Flock is a OSX native browser based on firefox code, but with lots of neat ideas integrated inside. One thing I really like is the blogging feature right in the browser, Browse, Find, Highlight, Blog.....It's real easy. Try it for yourself http://www.flock.com
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