Monthly Archives: May 2010

How to: get WordPress, FeedBurner and LinkedIn to cooperate

When setting up this blog, I ran into a snag when I enabled one of the FeedBurner redirection plug-ins in WordPress and simultaneously wanted the blog to be visible in the WordPress application for LinkedIn.

If I use the FeedBurner plugin, the WordPress application for LinkedIn fails to read the blog (since it uses the RSS feed) with the following error message:

Sorry, we can’t find a WordPress blog at this address.

I fiddled around for a while trying to find a way to enable everything at the same time but gave up and just edited the header.php file for the theme.

Original line:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
RSS Feed” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’); ?> />



<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
RSS Feed" href="" />


That fixes the standard RSS feed that web browsers etc pick up automagically (i.e. the feed icon in Internet Explorers toolbar)

Then i just changed the link for the follow: area at the top of the theme with the same hardcoded link further down in the file.

Its currently working, the feeds from the web page redirect to the FeedBurner feed and the WordPress app for LinkedIn integration is happy.

One drawback is naturally that the LinkedIn feed isn’t managed by FeedBurner.

How to: share cable based internet connection with your phone and more using WIFI

If you only have a single plain wired internet connection to one pc and you want to use that connection with multiple devices, such as you mobile phone or laptop, there are a few options available.

One of the easier ways is to use, a software that will make it happen fast, easy and free on your Windows 7 machine.

A friend of mine needed this and was able to set it up all by himself in just a few minutes and got his HTC desire (Android phone) connected to the internet without having to use mobile data connection. (the only internet connection available was a network cable)

Celebrating Pac-Mans 30th birthday

Today (May 22nd 2010) is the 30th anniversary of the release of the arcade game Pac-Man and I thought it should be celebrated with a look at the PIXELS video from Patrick Jean and onemoreproduction available here on youtube in full HD.

It seems as if everybody is happy for the yellow eating character. Here is a screenshot of the search page for today:


The logo game was naturally playable by clicking the insert coin button on the home page…

Update 2010-05-29: 4.8 million hours was spent on the game according to RescueTime (as reported by DN). The game is still available here in case you missed it.

Tools to test Exchange connectivity

The following two tools enable testing of connection to an Exchange server


The first one is Microsoft’s own, the second one can be run on any computer so its easy to rule out any firewalls and gateways that might mess with the traffic. Unfortunately the MobilityDojo one only tests ActiveSync. The Microsoft one can test more connection scenarios.