Tag Archives: Momento Live

Tweets on 2009-03-11

  • just opened up my old iPod. I’ve now got a 20GB hard disk (2nd gen so yes, it is a hard disk) to play with but I don’t know if it’s working. #
  • @bizzar528 ok will do in reply to bizzar528 #
  • ceiva staff posing as clients are posting comments on posts abt the closure of momento live all over the net from ceiva ips…seriously guys #
  • RT @charlesyeo: Breaking News! Bird flu out break in China. All twitterers there put under quarantine! #
  • had to google #sxsw…feeling like a total idiot now #
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Tweets on 2009-01-23

  • now i can really test wp super cache. engadget just linked to my site and the hits have started coming in… #
  • ok that’s 6 pingbacks in 20 minutes, 5 of those from sites that just cloned the engadget article #
  • if only woopra were working I wouldn’t have to keep refreshing the wp.com stats page in my admin cp… #
  • oh wait i can monitor the stats on wp.com….hehe 😀 #
  • ok most of the US hasn’t woken up yet and traffic has already begun to spike… :S #
  • @donccha if i lock down my blog with wp super cache, will the cached pages be regenerated every time someone comments? #
  • @donncha sorry i meant when i directly cache a page in reply to donncha #
  • @donncha thanks I’ll try that in reply to donncha #
  • the hits on the momento live post for today alone is twice the highest number of hits i ever got for my whole blog…did i say that right? #
  • WPMU 2.7 beta released http://tinyurl.com/clnt4v #
  • Who would’ve thunk a little “read” link on Engadget could have caused so much problems…Thank God for WP Super Cache! #
  • think I’m gonna have an early nite (yes, 11.30pm is early by my standards) gd nite twitterland! #
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Tweets on 2009-01-21

  • great…just got an email from Momento Live saying the service is shutting down! #
  • just flopped my physics exam #

Momento Live shutting down

Just got an email from Momento Live saying that their service is shutting down. Why couldn’t they have announce this before Christmas because I wouldn’t have wasted £60 buying a wifi digital photoframe that can’t connect to the internet?! This is the email they sent me:

Dear Member,

The Momento Live service will be terminated on February 25, 2009. After that date you will not have access to the Momento Live website or services. However, your Momento frame will be unaffected so you can continue to enjoy viewing your photos on your frame.

The closure of Momento Live web site means you can no longer store your photos on the Momento Live server and/or and share your photos with other Momento Live members.

Important note!  Any pictures that you have stored on Momento Live server will be permanently lost after February 25, 2009.  If you have any images stored on the Momento Live server, please ensure you have a copy of them stored on your PC. Any images that are hosted on Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, or similar services will not be affected.

When currently visiting the Momento Live web site you may receive a website security warning as the SSL certificate has expired and will not be renewed. Please ignore this message. You are welcome to continue onto the website to retrieve your images.

To visit Momento Live please click here.

Any questions you have may be directed to momentosupport@imate.com

Thank you,

The Momento Support Team


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i-mate Momento Digital Photo Frame

I decided to get my grandfather a 7″ i-mate Momento digital photo frame thinking that I could set it up to pull photos from my photoblog via rss. Well, I just got it today and I’m trying to set it up before I go back to Malaysia on 15 December so that he will just have to connect it to the WiFi network to run it

Well, firstly, this thing is super cool! It looks quite slick and the picture quality is quite good as well. You can set it up to pull photos from any PC on your network and I’ve also read that it supports Vista SideShow gadgets which is great if you’re unfortunate enough to be running a Vista machine on your home network. You can also pull pictures off the web by signing up for a Momento Live account but that’s where the problems strt.

Momento Live is actually pretty cool. When you sign-up for an account, which I’m guessing is free since they haven’t asked for any payment yet, you get a Momento Live email address which you can use to send pictures straight to your photoframe. You can also send pictures straight to your photo frame via MMS.

Unfortunately, if you want to do what I want to do (display pictures from your non-Flickr-Windows Live-or-Picasa-powered photoblog via RSS) you’ll be disappointed. Momento Live will actually work pretty well for most people since it can pull pictures from almost anywhere else on the web (Flick RSS, Flickr Tags, Picasa Web Albums, Picasa RSS, Windows Live Spaces, etc.) but not fromyour own RSS. I could sign up for a Flickr account and somehow import all of my photos from my server but then I’m not the only one who’s going to be posting pictures.

I come from a HUGE family and once everyone hears about this they are all going to want to be able to post pictures straight to the frame. So I decided to write a script which basically generates an RSS feed from all photos in a directory. To make it easier for Momento Live to process it I’ve structured in exactly the same way as a Flickr RSS feed but now Momento Live does not recognise the URL as a valid Flickr RSS URL. I’ve sent an email to the Momento Live support team about this and I’m hoping they get back to me soon with some good news.

UPDATE: Momento Live service will be shut down

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