Blog Software update & minor tweaks

Since I finally managed to update to the last WordPress version, I also change a few things on this blog.
On the right, there is now a Tag cloud consisting of the most used topics I write about here. And I also changed the plugin that constructs the “Related Posts” under each posting to make use of the internal taggin structure of WordPress.

del.icio.us

I recently started to manage my bookmarks via del.icio.us, a social bookmarking site. My main focus wasn’t the social aspect of the whole project but the ability to categorize bookmarks with tags, which has already proven to be very efficient for searching & finding. A very handy tool, for all Mac OS X users is Cocoalicious, which is a desktop client for adding, searching and managing del.icio.us bookmarks.

Today while scanning through my flagged RSS news items I (re-)discovered a recent post at Lifehacker that explained how del.icio.us could post your recently added bookmarks to your blog via XML-RPC. I followed the instructions, which where quite simple, with one exception: I couldn’t figure out how to set the time of the posting, so I just left it with “0” … let’s see if the service works and when the posting is going to happen ;)

So be prepared to get an (almost) daily update of stuff I find on the net in this blog soon!

On a side note: I am currently testing a great AJAX powered shoutbox, which I installed in this blog’s sidebar. All you RSS only readers, head over to the HTTP version, and give me a shout! ;)