Movable Type Plugin Fun

An itch I’ve been wanting to scratch for a while is to write a Movable Type plugin which uses the Flickr API to get lists of Flickr tags. There is already a plugin which can show your photosets, but I prefer tags to photosets as a way of organizing stuff. So I figured I’d write my own.

It’s not quite ready for public release yet, but it works enough that I’ve made this test page. I was going to put it somewhere on the main realfake blog page, but I’m running out of room, so I’m going to have to shuffle everything else around at the same time.

I also played around with the WordStats plugin, the results of which which you can see here. Apparently I’m writing on the 9th grade level. That sounds about right. We went to see The Life Acquatic with Steve Zissou with some friends tonight; Bill Murray’s character says of being eleven and a half, “that was my favorite age.” Ninth grade was probably my favorite age. Most of the irksome puberty crap was over, and I feel like I had a lot of things going on. Tenth grade was actually pretty good too, but it was edging over into decadence. 11th and 12th grades had individual events and people who were bright spots, but I was definitely very much over high school at that point. If somehow I would have had my shit together to get to college early, I think I would have saved myself a lot of grief. The depression and angst I built up in those two years probably took another ten to fully de-tox.

Anyway, I was talking about a programming project… It will be fun to get it together for release. I haven’t actually packaged anything I’ve written to get it prettied up for release before, so it will be nice to give something back to the world, given how much good stuff I’ve gotten from other people’s open source efforts.