Saturday, June 21, 2008

Did it work? Did it? Huh?

You know those complex labyrinth mazes you can wander through? Sometimes they're made of bushes or tall shrubs, sometimes cornfields. You enter at one end and wander helplessly until, if the planets are aligned juuuuust right, you finally make your way safely out the other side. This can take hours or weeks or decades, depending on your determination, your sanity, and the amount of food rations you brought with you.

I feel this way a lot when I try to make computers do what I want them to do.
Especially if it's something online that I have to get "help" on, by clicking on an FAQ that never quite seems to understand what I'm asking.

It's amazing that I don't drink more.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because I've spent awhile online today battling various computer issues. I posted about one over at Jantrails a couple hours ago, and now there's one I'm figuring out with Twitter as well.
I want to make it so that Twitter can capture an RSS feed of each blog post, and Tweet to update my "followers" that I've just posted something.
I see that some other people have installed that option, through various different programs. There's Twitterfeed, TwitterTools, and a whole bunch of other crap you can wade through here, if you have the stamina to bear it.

I think maybe, just maybe, I've got it figured out.
I'm going with Twitterfeed, which required me to have something called an "OpenID", which apparently I already have, since I'm the owner of a Blogspot blog.

I've filled out all the junk, and.... if I did it right, this post should (SHOULD!!!!) be appearing in my Twitter list now.

Please, oh please.
Oh please.


Shelli said...

Just a little warning, sometimes it takes quite a few hours, sometimes half a day or so before it will show up. So don't count on it happening tonight, yet.

Janna said...

Shelli: It worked; I just had to change it from checking hourly, to checking every 30 minutes. Not sure why that would make a difference, but it did. Voila!

whall said...

Whoop! Voila...
Whoop! Voila...

Janna said...

Whall: I just pictured you jumping in the air and throwing shredded lettuce in a festive manner. Pretty!

whall said...

Next time, read it adain aloud after translating into French.

whall said...

Also, ignore typos enabled due to me commenting one-handed on blackberry while taking Jupiter and Luna for a morning walk

Janna said...

Whall: Have you been drinking Bacardi again?