Imitation is the Insincerest Form of Fakery.
Chances are pretty good that you’ve either seen Facebook friend requests from someone you’re already friends with or you’ve received questions from your Facebook friends asking why you’re requesting to be their friend again. Confusing and scary, huh? Has Facebook been hacked? Does someone have your password? Is your memory going? Most likely, none of these apply (well, okay, I can’t confirm that you aren’t losing your memory…). So, what’s really going on? Continue reading “Has Your Facebook Account Really Been Hacked?”
Google has been mucking around with YouTube a bit lately, taking away support for older Apple devices. They’ve also removed the favorite option (or at least, the ability to get to it via IFTTT). So, the old YouTube favorite recipes created for GiftttDy have magically disappeared.
I’ve created a new recipe to capture your YouTube likes into Day One. Due to the potentially huge number of recipes, I’m only creating recipes for daily mode by default. However, if you want a recipe for digest or single mode, please let me know. I’ll be happy to create one for you
for a price.
Announcing GiftttDy 3.1 where less is more. I’ve lessened the code (so, I’ve learned my lesson) by removing the boundary that limits the size of Day One post. I had thought there was a limit on the file size. It turns out the issue was the way GiftttDy wrote the file.
Enough technical mumbo-jumbo. The bottom line is that you will no longer have digest (including daily) entries split into multiple entries. Everything fits in one entry now. This is especially nice for the daily mode.
Note: If you have installed 3.0 already, just copy the GiftttDy file to your Applications folder. No need to rerun the GiftttDy Configurator.
GiftttDy is able to do its magic – collecting data across your social networks and connected devices – thanks to IFTTT. IFTTT (If This Then That) is a simple programming language for the web. In GiftttDy’s case, an example of how this works is, “If my Fitbit sees that I’ve exceeded my daily step goal, then send a message that GiftttDy can put into Day One for me.”
Today’s interesting news come from Netvibes who is introducing their own tool similar to IFTTT. Rest assured, I’ll be checking what it can do and how GiftttDy can use it.
On the intro page, I mention GiftttDy as a way to lifestream and refer you to a Wikipedia article about it. I just found an even better resource to help you understand what lifestreaming is all about: it’s the Lifestream Blog by Mark Krynsky. Mark provides a lot of information on lifestreaming, quantified self, and tools to help you set up your own lifestream. When I’m not working on GiftttDy, I’ll be reading the Lifestream Blog to learn more. You should too.