LJ Multi Column Archive – WordPress Plugin

I have developed a new wordpress plugin that is free for anyone to use called LJ Multi Column Archive. I have been looking around at other blogs recently and seen a fair few that had archive lists that where huge, after a couple of years the list can take up most of your sidebar space.

So I decided to write a plugin that would put your archives list into columns, unfortunately it only solves the problem for a short while but I think at the moment I will be happy using this plugin until i have at least 24 months worth of content (and that is a while away yet). When that time comes hopefully there is something better, or I will just have to develop something else.

Check it out in the WordPress Extend site.

Linode Network Stats in Cacti

Linode provides a convenient XML data feed that provides information about your CPU usage and Network Usage. The graph for the CPU Usage seems a little useless, but I have included it here as the XML feed provides the data.

You will need your linode account number to use the graphs, you can find this number by looking at the graphs provided to you in your Linode account management interface. The title of the graph will be “http://www.linode.com/ – yourhostname (linode12345) – CPU – …….”. You will need the text from inside the ( ) for your username ie linode12345.

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APNS Send Device Token to Provider

I am currently in the middle of designing and developing an application based on the Apple Push Notification Service. There is alot of information about the client side registration and plenty of server side code examples, but I haven’t found anything that simple demonstrates how to send your device token to the provider service.

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iPhone Development

For some strange, but unknown reason I decided to purchase a Mac Mini to try some iPhone Development. I have a few apps that I would like on my iPhone that are currently not available.

My first app will be for a Nagios Pager service that will utilise the Push Notification features just released in iPhone OS 3.0. There will be two versions, Nagios Pager and Nagios Pager Pro. Nagios Pager will be a stand alone application that will talk to a backend service for delivering Push Notifications for Nagios alerts, Nagios Pager Pro will contain all the features of Nagios Pager as well as an iPhone based Nagios client.

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