My week Monday 22 to Sunday 28 July 2013 was initially as unproductive as the previous two, but Thursday marked a turning-point. Thank the gods. No details.
- Will McAfee’s hacking hyperbole hatchet job kill the trillion-dollar myth?, ZDNet Australia, 27 July 2013. Earlier today I posted links to my previous articles on dodgy cyberstats.
None, but I did plenty of behind-the-scenes work on the Corrupted Nerds website, including settling on Cryout Creations’ Mantra theme for WordPress as the design framework.
This fixed a very, very annoying bug that I’d encountered in some other themes that broke the RSS feeds in Blubrry’s PowerPress Podcasting Plugin for WordPress, and that in turn meant that I couldn’t add the podcasts to Apple’s iTunes store.
Having removed that roadblock, I’ll be able to add more material to Corrupted Nerds very soon — including two new episodes in the coming week.
- On Thursday I attended the Sydney launch of the Nokia Lumia 925 smartphone at Simmer on the Bay, Walsh Bay, Sydney. There was food and drink, obviously, plus a showbag with: Nokia-branded jelly beans; Nokia Lumia-branded playing cards, each of which was an advert for a Windows Phone 8 application, including a QR code to download same; and a Nokia-branded pen. I have been loaned a Lumia 925 to play with for a while, and it’s my intention to try to use it as my primary phone for the whole of next week, so I can give Windows Phone 8 a fair trial. Wish me luck.
The Week Ahead
On Monday I’ll complete a catch-up edition of my ZDNet Australia column, The Full Tilt, with something that’ll probably annoy quite a few people who call themselves geeks, and then spending the afternoon in Katoomba. Somewhere in there I’ll fire up that Nokia Lumia 925.
On Tuesday I’ll write a piece for Technology Spectator, one that’s been on the back burner for a while, and completing a new episode of Corrupted Nerds: Conversations podcast. The forecast is for a rainy day, so that’s perfect.
On Wednesday morning I’ll head into Sydney to attend a media event with Vodafone Australia at 1030, then the rest of the week becomes some what flexible — although I know it include a medical appointment in Sydney, another column for ZDNet Australia and some planning.
The weekend is currently unplanned.
[Photo: Glimpse of Sydney Central, being a view of the clock tower at Sydney’s Central station, taken early one winter morning from the Metro Sydney Central hotel.]
2 Replies to “Weekly Wrap 164: A turn-around, with Finnish jelly beans”
If you don’t mind, please email me the fix that you wrote to fix broken RSS feeds with some themes. Would be great to put the fix into PowerPress’ next release.
@Angelo: I’m afraid I didn’t look at the causes of the broken RSS feeds. Since Corrupted Nerds is launched as a self-funded podcast, I just looked for a theme that behaved itself.
That said, when I get some funding, I will be getting a developer to work on it, so I may be able to identify the problem then. In a month or two, I’m guessing.
Thanks again for your prompt and helpful support.
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