Marty McGuire

Archive for August 2010

Mon Aug 30
📍 Checked in at Dionysus Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore, MD.
Sun Aug 29
📍 Checked in at Maisy's, Baltimore, MD.
Sat Aug 28
📍 Checked in at The Owl Bar, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at The Brewer's Art, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Baltimore Node, Baltimore, MD.
Thu Aug 26
📍 Checked in at Joe Squared Pizza & Bar, Baltimore, MD.
Wed Aug 25
📍 Checked in at Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Howard's Of Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD.
Tue Aug 24
📍 Checked in at Heartland Brewery and Chophouse, New York, NY.
📍 Checked in at MakerBot Industries HQ, Brooklyn, NY.
Sun Aug 22
📍 Checked in at The Brewer's Art, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at The Owl Bar, Baltimore, MD.
Sat Aug 21
📍 Checked in at Turp's, Baltimore, MD.
Mon Aug 16
📍 Checked in at Pavilion Cafe, Washington, D.C..
Sun Aug 15
📍 Checked in at Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at Hookah Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.
Sat Aug 14
📍 Checked in at Lickety Split, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ.
📍 Checked in at Riverlink Ferry PA Side, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at Great Plaza, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at Cafe L'Aube, Philadelphia, PA.
Fri Aug 13
📍 Checked in at Yogorino, Philadelphia, PA.
📍 Checked in at TravelCenters of America, Baltimore, MD.
Thu Aug 12
📍 Checked in at The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Joe Squared Pizza & Bar, Baltimore, MD.
Wed Aug 11
📍 Checked in at Broadway Pier, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD.
Tue Aug 10
📍 Checked in at Club Charles, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Baltimore Node, Baltimore, MD.
Mon Aug 9
📍 Checked in at Club Charles, Baltimore, MD.
Sun Aug 8
📍 Checked in at Dukem Restaurant, Baltimore, MD.
Fri Aug 6
📍 Checked in at Club Charles, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Sam's Kid, Baltimore, MD.
📍 Checked in at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD.
Thu Aug 5
📍 Checked in at Baltimore Node, Baltimore, MD.

Thingiverse Embed Plugin for Wordpress

For a while now, I’ve wanted to embed an RSS feed of the latest stuff I’ve printed from Thingiverse on MakerBot 131’s page. To kick things off, I asked Zach to implement an RSS feed of the Thing’s I’ve Made page on Thingiverse.

It’s been awhile, but I’ve finally gotten around to creating a Wordpress plugin that I’m calling Thingiverse Embed.

Usage

The plugin has two features. First, you can embed a little "wallet-sized" view of a Thing into an individual blog post or page, with the Thing's title, creator, image, description, and links back to Thingiverse with a simple shortcode: [[thingiverse thing_id="1046"]] Becomes: [thingiverse thing_id="1046"] The plugin also includes a Thingiverse Stream widget, for embedding streams like "Things I've Made" as a simple sidebar widget. It just needs to be configured with the title, the type of stream you want to use, the Thingiverse username (for certain streams), and the maximum number of Things to display. You can see this example on the page for MakerBot 131.

Installation

You can download the latest version of the Thingiverse Embed plugin from the Wordpress Plugins directory:

Or you can download thingiverse-embed-0.1 here.

To install it, unzip the archive, copy the thingiverse-embed directory into your Wordpress install’s plugins directory (usually /wp-content/plugins), and activate the plugin.

You’ll probably want to check out the thingiverse-embed/readme.txt for more information about how to use the plugin.

In addition to the Wordpress Plugins SVN repository, you can also find the code for this plugin in the wp-thingiverse-embed repository on GitHub, for your forking pleasure.

It’s been fun a fun weekend developing this plugin, as it’s my first Wordpress plugin, and the first “serious” PHP I’ve written. Of course, it is filled with nasty HTML parsing and XPath tricks, and could use lots of cleanup, so please give me feedback if you use it!

Tue Aug 3
📍 Checked in at Blue Dust, Homestead, PA.
📍 Checked in at Newell-Simon Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
🛠 Made a copy of Wire Guide for HBP by Starno.
📍 Checked in at Kiva Han, Pittsburgh, PA.
🛠 Made a copy of Wobble Arresting Z bracket by natetrue.
Mon Aug 2
📍 Checked in at Mad Mex, Pittsburgh, PA.
📍 Checked in at Mexico City, Pittsburgh, PA.
📍 Checked in at The Pretzel Shop, Pittsburgh, PA.
📍 Checked in at REI, Pittsburgh, PA.