New NETFLIX Widget

On Thursday February 21st, 2008, in Entertainment, Movies, Web, by Michael Watson

I thought it would be awesome to add a widget to my website so that I could publish the movies that I was watching through NETFLIX. When I saw this widget building page online, I knew that I should share with everyone because I thought it was pretty neat. What I thought was even more interesting and what I would never have guessed, was that NETFLIX publishes several RSS feeds that list the movies in your queue, most recent rental activity, movies at home, recommendations, and movie reviews as well as top moves and new releases.

This widget uses the information from your RSS feed from NETFLIX to display these movies on your site. To get to your RSS feed page, just log in to NETFLIX first and then scroll down to the footer and there should be an RSS link. Then once you see a feed you want to show on your site, copy that URL and go to the widget site. Specific instructions are on the widget site and also support if needed. You also have the ability to change the style of the widget like I have.

By the way I am using the blogging function in Microsoft Office 2007 to post this entry.

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Website Integrated W/ MySpace & Facebook

On Tuesday January 15th, 2008, in Plugins, Web, Wordpress, by Michael Watson
FacebookImage via Wikipedia

I’m excited to announce that I have integrated both MySpace and Facebook with my WordPress blog. This means that everyone will get to see my new posts as I publish them.

For Facebook I added the application Wordbookand then installed the plugin Wordbook

For MySpace I installed the MySpace Crossposter.

.:: EDIT ::. Jan 31, 2008

Unfortunately I have had to disable this plugin because it was not successfully adding bulletins for MySpace. With a site like MySpace they are continuously doing modifications to their url and such to prevent APIs and programs like this. I didn’t want to take the chance of getting my profile deleted or it messing up my profile.

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Lots of New Stuff

On Wednesday September 26th, 2007, in Biola University, eBay, School, Web, by Michael Watson
SVG-ified version of a photo of the iPod Classic's touch wheel.Image via Wikipedia

Wow! There has just been so much going on lately. The past couple of days have just been flying by so fast, I dont know where they have gone. As you know I am now addicted to eBay and its pretty exciting/ nail bitting at the same time. Ive been selling a bunch of items and the other day I bought a touch iPod which hopefully I’ll be recieving fairly soon. I’m also busy with classes and homework. The dorm life has been interesting. But I must say the coolest thing that has happened in a long while is I got some lights to go over my desk so I can see it at night and those are fantastic. I was so thrilled to see them up and working. Hopefully I will have some more interesting updates. I hope to update my blog more regularly if I can. Oh… and I’ll be sure to post pictures of my touch iPod when I get it. Peace!

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Google AdSense

On Monday July 30th, 2007, in Google, Web, by Michael Watson
Sign at The Googleplex.  Google limited access to, in March 2002.Image via Wikipedia

As many of you have seen I have added some Google AdSense units to my site to generate a little bit of revenue on the side. I would recommend this to other blog users that generate a decent amount of page views a day. I would also suggest starting as soon as you can. The longer you have the ads up, the more money you will generate over time. Take care and swift bloggin.

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