Tech blogs are back

I just finished reading my feeds today and there are a TON of great blogs out there — I probably put about 100 items on my link blog. I wish I could put Widgets on my blog cause Google Reader now has a little Widget that lets you put the latest 10 items in a box on your blog (WordPress.com, the blog host I use, blocks most of them).

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

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  1. You can use a RSS widget in WordPress. In the WordPress Dashboard/admin go to Presentation > Sidebar Widgets, then add a new RSS widget. Use the RSS feed URL from your Google Reader shared page. For example mine is:
    http://www.google.com/reader/public/atom/user/09125226913164016368/state/com.google/broadcast

    I did this on my blog. See “What I’m reading” in my sidebar:
    http://projecthtpc.wordpress.com/

    I also did the samething with Twitter (What I’m doing in my sidebar) although since its performance has been slow my tweets haven’t been showing up regularly.

  2. You can use a RSS widget in WordPress. In the WordPress Dashboard/admin go to Presentation > Sidebar Widgets, then add a new RSS widget. Use the RSS feed URL from your Google Reader shared page. For example mine is:
    http://www.google.com/reader/public/atom/user/09125226913164016368/state/com.google/broadcast

    I did this on my blog. See “What I’m reading” in my sidebar:
    http://projecthtpc.wordpress.com/

    I also did the samething with Twitter (What I’m doing in my sidebar) although since its performance has been slow my tweets haven’t been showing up regularly.

  3. The best solution I found to WordPress 2.1 stripping Javascript is to install Otto’s ScriptEnabler Plugin (http://ottodestruct.com). Simple and works a charm.

    The programmer hasn’t got anything about this on his website, but I found instructions and a copy of the plugin here. http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2007/02/26/put-javascript-in-your-wordpress-posts-with-script-enabler/

    I hope this helps, because it seems lots of people have been battling with this problem.

  4. The best solution I found to WordPress 2.1 stripping Javascript is to install Otto’s ScriptEnabler Plugin (http://ottodestruct.com). Simple and works a charm.

    The programmer hasn’t got anything about this on his website, but I found instructions and a copy of the plugin here. http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2007/02/26/put-javascript-in-your-wordpress-posts-with-script-enabler/

    I hope this helps, because it seems lots of people have been battling with this problem.

  5. Robert, almost any other WordPress based provider will allow javascript plugins. WordPress.com has a religious aversion to them – change now and be happy.

  6. Robert, almost any other WordPress based provider will allow javascript plugins. WordPress.com has a religious aversion to them – change now and be happy.