I’m disconnecting the Brightkite to Twitter integration here in favor of having each service be stand alone. I’ve done this to allow for a Lifestream page. When Brightkite posts to Twitter (and Twitter to Facebook) I was ending up with duplications all over the place on that page. With everything disconnected, the lifestream page will be clean and will contain no duplicates.

Tweets Added

I’ve added my tweets from Twitter to the site. The tweets will appear inline with everything else I post here. My reasoning for this is that everything I post online should appear on this site in the order I posted it. What’s really interesting is that I have Brightkite feeding Twitter which then feeds this site. This site then feeds posts to Twitter, without duplicating tweets). I may turn this second piece off in the future, it just depends on how much noise I end up generating.

Changing to WordPress

I’m finding that Chyrp is a little limiting and have decided to migrate to WordPress. The site will be pretty ugly until I have time to do something about it. Of course this also breaks links and what not, but I’m working on that. Fixed the links issue. Simpler than I thought. The layout and style however…

What’s Going On Here?

I’ve had a place here on the tubes for a few years now. My primary site ( has been languishing for a while as I don’t often get out to shoot new photos and even if I do, I don’t get a lot of time to scan the photos in for posting. A month or so ago, I stumbled across Chyrp and thought I could use it to satisfy my desire to create a new site and also to have some flexibility with what I can post.

The general look of this site will slowly be changing as I learn how to modify Chyrp and make decisions on how I want to present the content. It may not always look pretty, but it should at least look like something.

I’m considering this to be a sort of new beginning. I’m not going to put any pressure on myself to produce anything. I’ll be posting a mix of text (like this post), links to interesting things on the web, photos and other stuff. If all goes well this site will receive a decent amount of attention.