I stumbled across a fancy little open source app last week called Sweetcron (hat tip to Dave), which turns your online presence into a “lifecast”. The premise is simple – you give it an RSS feed, and it processes it and stores the items from the feed. Add it several feeds, and it works sort of like a timeline of the things you do on various websites – utlimately pretty pointless, but very cool to look at.
I’ve put my activity list up at http://life.mou.me.uk.
In true geek fashion I’ve written my own theme (any excuse for an hour on photoshop), although I’ve still got a bit of tweaking to go. And I’ve written a couple of plugins – one to add the artists picture onto the lastfm RSS feed and another to grab my most recently played Xbox games – seeing as Xbox don’t provide feeds I had to grab my gamertag using curl and use regex to grab the 5 games, then cross check them with my database to see if they’ve been seen before, and if not then assume they’re new, add them, then output the most recent 10 as an RSS feed. Phew! As a side note, its crazy that Microsoft don’t offer an official API for grabbing Xbox profile info – or even RSS feeds – I thought they were all about developers, developers, developers?? 😛