The Tech

Or should that be the tech in front of the man?


This site is powered by WordPress. Active plugins;

Akismet – Spam comment preventer
BackWPup – Automated backups of WordPress. Backs up to sugarsync & box. I use the v2 version, because v3 doesn’t seem to work correctly.
CloudFlare – Integrates my blog with the Content Delivery Network / Domain Name Service, to speed up the delivery of this site.
Cookie Control – My interpretation of the EU Cookie Law suggests I should get your explicit permission to save cookies on your machine, this plugin pops up to ask if that is ok.
Google XML Sitemaps – Automatically generates a site map which google checks when it fancies.
JM Twitter Cards – If I (or anyone else) tweets a link to my site, twitter creates a nice looking preview of the content thanks to this plugin.
Related Posts Thumbnails – Creates ‘you might also like’ links at the bottom of each post. With pictures.
Social – Allows my visitors to comment using their twitter or facebook account and gain followers for themselves. It also imports twitter and facebook mentions as comments.
Social Bartender – Makes adding social networking links easy.
Social Essentials – Share my posts with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
Twitter Avatar Reloaded – You can input your twitter handle into my comments form, it will show your twitter avatar, and create a link to your twitter feed. Hopefully creating new followers.
Twitter Image Host 2 – Host images on my blog, which I can share on twitter. Upload via phone.
Twitter Wings – Display my last few tweets at the side of my blog.
Ultimate Category Excluder – Exclude some post categories from the normal feed. In my case, the twitter images.
WPTouch – A nice theme for mobile browsers.
YoURLs: WordPress to Twitter – Allows wordpress to interact with my yoURLs install.


IrTe.Eu – My URL shortener which is powered by Active plugins;

My phpQRcode – Generate QR codes from short urls.
Preview URL – Preview where my short URL will take you.

Tweet Archive –

You can now download your tweets from twitter, but a clever google spreadsheet created by @mhawksey allows me to keep it updated on a daily basis.


Although not owned by me, it has quickly become a really important part of my online life. Here are some examples;

When I tweet a link, add it to my Diigo bookmarks.
When I create a new link in Diigo, add it to Delicous.
When I tweet a picture copy the image to my dropbox account.
When I click read in ReadItLater, bookmark the URL in Diigo.
Using google calendar I occasionally automatically retweet useful tools at the weekends.