Flock Browser – Getting Started | Flock

August 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Blog Reader, Blogging, Social Networking, Software, Web Browser | Leave a comment
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Get Flocked

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Two steps to getting your blogs online:

1. Log into or create an account on a Flock-supported blog service: Blogger, Blogsome, LiveJournal, Typepad, WordPress or Xanga. Flock will automatically set up your account, because it’s cool that way.

2. Blog Tool IconOpen Flock’s Blog Editor. Compose your draft online or offline. Drag and drop content from anywhere to the editor to embed. Hit “Publish”. Become famous, thank Flock in an acceptance speech.

3. If you have a self-hosted blog, set it up by opening the Accounts & Services sidebar and choosing “Self-Hosted blog”.

Flock Browser – Getting Started | Flock.

Flickr RSS Problems – Any techies out there with some answers?

August 16, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Atom, Atom 1.0, Dreamweaver, Flickr, HTML, RSS, Web Development | Leave a comment
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I have been experimenting with pulling RSS feeds into my webpages. In fact, this blog gets pulled over to it, as a test.

Right now I am having some problems with pulling a flickr feed. If there are any Dreamweaver Developers around who are familiar with flickr, and/or Atom 1.0 feeds – please read on!


IF I pull in the RSS 2 Feed, from the latest uploads eg:http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=98234668@N00&lang=en-us&format=rss_200 I can work with it well, and do whatever I want.

IF I pull in a set feed (which is apparently Atom 1.0) eg:http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photoset.gne?set=72157606748972492&nsid=98234668@N00&lang=en-us

I get nothing usable in Dreamweaver 8.

I have pulled every single item from the feed into the dreamweaver page, and nothing. Not even a space or paragraph jump to indicate it tried to pull something, but couldn’t.

Now – if I change the photo set code to reflect that is an RSS 2 feed (ie. add – &format=rss_200) to the end of the line where it connects to the source, I get the same information as I do when pulling the “latest” feed, and can work with it no problem. No problem while previewing the XSL fragment anyhow. Once I call that fragment from an ASP page, it gives me this error:

MM_XSLTransform error:

“flickrgalleryfeed.xsl” is not a valid XSLT document.

Reference to undeclared namespace prefix: ‘media’.

I have tried to declare media using a declaration from the page that works – to no avail. It just wont parse.

How can I hack the page so that it thinks it is parsing RSS2? Is this a dreamweaver problem, an IIS 5 problem, or what? Please help. What is being checked, and by what, to tell my browser (FLock 2 and IE6) that there is a problem???

Remember – the XSL fragment page previews correctly on it’s own. Once it is called by the ASP page it has a problem and generates the error.

I have viewed the feed directly with Flock and other feed readers, so I know that there is valid data there, I just can’t get it to display.


I have posted this in the flickr help forums, and Adobe forums, figured I would toss it up here as another avenue seeking help!

Camera Gear

August 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Flickr, Photography | 2 Comments
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Currently, I am using a Canon 20D DSLR with a 28-135mm IS USM lens strapped onto it. I also have an Olympus SP-560UZ. The Olympus is a fairly advanced point-and-shoot which allows quite a bit of manual setting, and it has 18X zoom, which translates to something like a 435mm telephoto, and it goes really wide…10mm or so? Both of them are so great, I can’t begin to tell you! Oh, and I recently bought a nifty little gadget that allows me to open the Canon shutter wirelessly. Makes it a breeze to photograph stuff like lightning, while sitting at my desk with the camera outside. Check my flickr stream for shots of that! Or, even better, I will add one here!

Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike


August 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Flickr, Photography, Social Networking | Leave a comment
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Currently, I am a flickrholic. It’s a disease, really. It has caused me to spend way too much money on camera gear. However, I am hoping to turn this latest hobby into a profession. Perhaps this blog will allow me to do that, by networking with other photographers. If you are a photographer in the Phoenix area, and would like to get together – drop me a line! If you are a model in the area, and want some shots for your portfolio, perhaps we can work out a trade.

Another test

August 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is a test to see if my RSS feed is publishing to cyber5.no-ip.org correctly, or more to the point…if cyber5.no-ip.org is capturing it correctly.


August 16, 2008 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Test | Leave a comment
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Test 2. Where is cyber5.wordpress.com?

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