Identity crisis

I’d quite like to consolidate all of my online accounts/posts/content etc all into one place.

I want that one place I put it all to then tell everywhere else about the content – so if I blog, or upload a picture blah blah it all ends up being pushed elsewhere.

I thought tumblr could do that for me, but it’s a faff trying to theme it, I just gave up on that.

I like my blog, but there’s no iPhone app for it so I can post stuff on the move.

Then there’s also Willshaw Media.

All across the land of the internet I’m posting as Skeater (from Skeater.co.uk and SkeaterMedia.co.uk) and Pete (from WillshawMedia.com)

I thought Skeater would be all my nonsense stuff and Pete would be me being serious and professional.

I never pretended one wouldn’t be easily found from the other, but I thought I should keep stuff separate. Now I think that’s a pointless idea, and I should have one website, one online profile.

Whether I’m reminiscing about tearing large teddies in half by tying it to 2 cars, or pointing out the difficulties of installing Railo on a Ubuntu VM, or explaining how I’ve taught my 3 year old daughter to appreciate toilet humour, I may as well put it all in the same place.

So I could just stick with WM (Willshaw Media) and ditch the Skeater alias, but that seems wrong.

I could keep Skeater.co.uk as it is and better integrate it with other social services, and keep WM as just a label for my tax returns… but I like using the pete@willshawmedia.com email address.

Or I could build a new website that integrates everything I do better… but what would I call it, would it be a blog? I suck at blogging. I don’t upload enough pictures to use a decent photoblog like twitter, I don’t tweet very often and I use Facebook intermittently.
I do post on Stackoverflow quite a bit.

So I need a system that grabs all of my activity across the web, and houses it underneath one URL so people can come to that URL and see what I’ve been up to.

I’ve got no idea where to begin.

Moving (internet) home

So I’ve bored of 1and1 internet being rubbish and stupid, so I’m switching over to a Rackspace Cloud Server.

They’ve got mixed reviews, but for my purposes I think they’ll be fine and receiving positive reviews.
They’re support is already being very helpful.

I’ve been thinking of doing it for a while but after over 24 hours of my server being down, I decided they’ve had enough of my money.

So for the rest of this week things may be a little patchy on the Willshaw Media server… but hopefully it wont be long before everything’s settled down and running luvverly and fast again.

It’s been a while… again

So once again I’ve left it about a million years to post, but that’s my style.

I really like the idea of blogging and often have many wonderful things to say, but I’m not usually close enough to a computer to actually blog.

I have started to Tweet a bit though, and I follow people lots, I think I get Twitter now.

But in recent months there has been an influx of modern fancy web connected devices into my life, so hopefully I can write down and record these ideas on the go and update more often.

Anyways, coming up this week:

  • Skeatermedia.co.uk to be redesigned again!
  • Willshawmedia portfolio to reappear
  • iOS app number 1 to be released
  • I rant about big companies, and getting stuff for free off them
  • I do a techie geeky post about how I work and I invite you all to comment!

But the shockingest news… I’ve got an iPhone. And I’ll probably buy a Mac of some sort too.

But I’ll always have my PC, and she’ll always be in charge.

Wii20.co.uk

I started this site ages ago – Wii20.co.uk

Nintendo give you 500 wii points if you help someone connect to the internet. To prove you’ve helped them, you swap “Wii numbers” – this is like the Wii’s own telephone number.

Once you’ve added your friend’s wii number to your console, and your friend adds your number to theirs, you automatically get an extra 500 points added to you Wii shop channel balance!

If you get 20 people to do it, you get all the Nintendo Virtual console games for free… plus you’ll have about 10,000 points by then!

Even by 10 swapped numbers you get all the NES games for free!

You do have to exchange Wii numbers within 30 days of connecting to the internet though, so everyone who’s already connected can “help” others connect, but can’t be “helped” themselves.

Wii20.co.uk has been set up so you can find these Wii numbers to exchange with other Wii owners. I don’t have 18 friends with a new Wii (I obviously had 2 though!) so that’s why I built the site!

You can “help” as many people as you like, but you can only be “helped” yourself once.

I’ve already got 1,000 Wii points from it, so spread the word, sign up, and help me get Pilot wings from the Wii shop channel for FREE!!