Archive for June, 2008

Twitter The Picnic

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Electric Picnic 2008

This may or may not catch on but I’ve set up a Twitter account ‘http://twitter.com/electricpancake‘ specifically for this years Electric Picnic.

The premise is simple:

‘Using Twitter as a way to keep Twitter users up to date on happenings before, during and after Electric Picnic 2008.’

…and who better to keep Twitter users up to date then other Twitter users!

This is how it works.

I’m assuming that you already have your own Twitter account setup, if not signing up is easy just go here >> twitter.com

1. First step is to follow http://twitter.com/electricpancake

2. electricpancake will then follow you*

3. Once electricpancake is following you, any Direct Message (e.g. D electricpancake I like Cake) you send to electricpancake will instantly be republished as a tweet on electricpancake itself.

4. Anyone following electricpancake will then each receive that tweet.

*In the process of setting up auto-follow which will mean anyone who follows electricpancake will instantly be followed in return. In the mean time it will have to be a daily run job so please be patient. I should have the auto-follow up and running by the end of the week.

Of the people, for the people and by the people.
electricpancake will not work as an Electric Picnic update service unless people send tweets to it. It all depends on getting a core of followers who are willing to contribute.

Likely tweets that i know i would be glad to receive:

- Traffic in Portlaoise is building up but moving
- Car park C is full
- Loads of space in red campsite down near the portaloos
- *artist* just coming on the main stage now
- Not letting any more people in to the **** Tent
- Bodytonic tent now! Place is rocking..
- Body & Soul looks like its closing shortly
- Party in car park C.. look for noisy blue van

…you get the idea.

Again this will only work if electricpancake gets enough followers wiling to contribute, so i guess we’ll just see how the it goes for now. Tweet or comment below…

Bad Behavior

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Looks like my Bad Behavior plugin was blocking all comments!! My apologies people, i’ve disabled it now so all should be in order.

Meanwhile back at the Bat Cave…

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To Blog or to Twitter?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

To Blog or to Twitter

After many false dawns and promises of redesigns etc I’ve decided that things were actually pretty good as they were. Actually its been doing my nut in trying to get and modify a WP theme to a point that im happy for it to be the new face of AGH. So I’ve decided to carry on using the existing light theme for now. I had to rip out all plugins and update my WP and DB but things seem to be hanging together a bit better now. As you may have noticed some of the nifty features are no more but it was a them or better performance and load time. I’ll look at getting some of them back up and running over the next few weeks.

Thanks for sticking out the rough times people but with things a bit more settled now AGH should be back with more Where in the World Wednesdays, more Friday Caption Competitions, more Reign of Terror letters, more Dingle for your Dangle, more Sport, more gigs, more giving out..especially more giving out….

Ive also tentatively dipped my toe into the world of Twitter.
Will the AGH twitter take over from the AGH blog?
Who knows!!

http://twitter.com/achgohairithe