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Hello. My name is Isaac Shabtay, 32 years old from Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up to document my journey following Mark Knopfler’s “Get Lucky” tour during the spring‐summer of 2010. This is in much the same way I did for Knopfler’s 2008 “Kill to Get Crimson” tour (see the “Links” section), except that this time, I will be following the entire tour—starting April 8 in Seattle, Washington, and ending July 31 in Gredos, Spain. Similarly to before, though, you are more than welcome to sit back, relax, read and comment. All comments, positive and negative, are welcome. You can also subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed (see links at the right‐hand side of the screen), so new posts become available through your favorite RSS reader. Have fun, Isaac

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blog Posts on Facebook

Hello folks,

For those of you who normally follow this blog through Facebook, there are a few things that I think you should be aware of… I decided to write this down following Nelly’s puzzlement regarding how come a blog post is being published during a concert.

OK, so here it goes. When I post an article, it is posted directly into the servers and is immediately viewable by going to Also, whoever subscribes to RSS feeds of this blog (see side‐bar to the right) automatically receives a notification for the new post in their favourite RSS reader (such as Google Reader).

Up until here, everything’s simple, right? all understood? no questions? good.

Now for the Facebook complications. My Facebook profile was (up until a few minutes ago) configured to automatically check for new blog posts and import them into my “Notes” box in Facebook.

The only trouble with this mechanism is that it sometimes doesn’t work at all, and sometimes it takes hours, or even days (!) until a blog post is automatically imported into the “Notes” box. This has much to do with Facebook’s “Notes” application and the way that it works… let not get into the technical details.

To remedy this, what I often do is manually post a message on my wall, containing a link to the new blog post (the link will lead you to the website, into the specific blog post being published).

Complicated, huh? Yes, I know. Not easy to keep up with technology, is it.

So, what I did just now was to stop the automatic import of blog articles into my Facebook profile (the thing that doesn’t always work, and sometimes takes hours or days to import a blog). From now on, blog posts will appear at this website first, and I will try to (if I don’t forget) post a link to it from within my Facebook profile immediately after posting.

If you don’t give a rat’s ass about all of this nonsense and just want to be able to read the blog posts once they become available, by far the simplest thing to do is to subscribe to the RSS feed using your favourite RSS reader; or just check often.



  1. Thanks for the clarification Isaac! Are you still using your UK number?

  2. No problem.