No more

Posted on September 9th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
Categories: Personal.
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9 09 2008

Today see’s many o things, not that I am going to discuss on the open t’internets…. but on a more non/public way, I have just closed my facebook profile…. a number of reasons they include:

  • Am getting too much info following stories, it’s like real life soap drama’s. I don’t have time to follow them.
  • Too contactable, I am feeling like every inch of my life, is contactable via facebook.
  • Too tempted to right shitty statue, which no-one really cares about, and doesn’t really help anything.
  • Don’t fancy the upcoming unheartfelt, happy birthday messages, so I’ll save you the trouble.

This will be a temporary feature, I expect, but at least 7 calender days…. I wonder if I’ll break. For all of those that I have replied to messages with, sorry you’ll just have to email me.

Many a thing I would like to blog about, but not that stupid, not even after a few beers…. going to bed I think, looking forward to a hangover… thanks Stella 😛

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Pidgin + Facebook = Genius

Posted on June 4th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
Categories: IT / Tech.
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4 06 2008

Does facebook chat really annoy you? Well it does me, however is quite conveinant, as I rarely add people to my IM accounts, i.e. MSN, however facebook has the majority on it.

There is now an addon for the popular cross platform IM program Pidgin, which lets you sign on using your facebook account, and adds in your contacts from facebook. The advantage of this is, you can chat like you would say for msn contact, i.e. notifications.

As pidgin uses the libpurple plugin this should also work for other clients such as Adium for Mac OS X.

The simple addon is available at Google Code:

http://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/

So far I am finding it super useful, no longer do I need to add people to my other accounts 😛 The only bug I have found is that if I have it open, and then go on facebook, it hides all my facebook contacts. I have however logged a bug which should hopefully address this.

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