Sweetcron SocialCubes for your online activity

Running Sweetcron as your lifestreaming software? SocialCubes is my contribution to the community. Don’t know what Sweetcron is? Check out my mini review from a few weeks back: Set it and forget it, Sweetcron personal lifestream application.

SocialCubes theme

The software really is "set it and forget it". As I continue to drop little bits of information online, http://this.isdereks.com picks up the little pieces and combines them into a single – easy to scan – view.

Note that SocialCubes is not intended as a full public release meaning the project is online as an example to download, modify, and build off of. The SocialCubes project will be updated as I update my own site to reflect new features to the overall functionality of the theme.

Discuss - 17 Comments

  1. seanbperiod says:

    thanks so much for sharing this! i love sweetcron!

  2. Roman says:

    Perfect – great ! Can you add Youtube also ? Roman

  3. Roger says:

    Sweet Thanks Derek hacked it a bit and came up with http://on.eti.me/life/ need to hack the activity feed some more though as blog posts still coming in as links…


  4. Matthijs says:

    Another awesome template Derek. Thanks again for sharing. Now if i can get it to show my flickr feed correctly it would be perfect!

    • Derek says:

      Are you passing the normal Flickr feed through Sweetcron? Or your Flickr feed via Feedburner (etc)? Are photos showing up properly on the backend when you check your feed items?

  5. Matthijs says:

    Thanks for the quick reply derek. No they are not showing correctly in the backend. Strangely enough it is giving me some strang HTML codes, although i just imported the flickr feed. Somehow it is changing the HTML.

    • Derek says:

      Try passing it through Feedburner and check the results.

    • matthijs says:

      Passing it trough feedburner doesn’t help.
      The following code is generated (as seen from the backend)



      pa href=”http://www.flickr.com/people/renselaar/”mvanrenselaar/a posted a photo:/p pa href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/renselaar/3345157282/” title=”annemarie”img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3618/3345157282_a887a24eca_m.jpg” width=”237″ height=”240″ alt=”annemarie” //a/p

      pResultaat van een sessie fotografie onder de straatlantarens. Onderdeel van de tweede opdracht van de foto cursus die ik volg./p

      It seems that it is changing the < tags to something else, and i can’t find out where…

  6. matthijs says:

    It seems that if you use the regular feed for Flickr you’ll get strange codes, because it is bypassed by the Sweetcron flickr importer.

    Importing works if you use the following feed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/@

    hope this will help some others that have the same problem.

  7. […] around with creating a Lifestream. I was pointed to this great software by an interesting post by Derek Punsalan on his website. He had designed a nice template for Sweetcron. Having never heard of this program I wanted to give […]

  8. Aaron says:

    Thanks for the theme!

    As you have said, sweetcron is great software (for a beta).

  9. Dave says:

    Great theme Derek.

    One thing I noticed was that on IE 7 and below the cubes became misaligned after each set of four. Poking around _activity_feed.php I found: if ($i % 4 == 0).

    I’m no PHP guru but changing the value 4 to a 6 in each activity_item sorted out the misalignment. Of course I may have opened a Pandora’s Box of browser killing but it seems to work 🙂

    Incidentally, I’m no IE user and everything looked fine before the tweak on FF and Opera.

    • Derek says:

      I’ll take a look at the theme this weekend and update the code repository. Feel free to use the issues tab in the Google Code project to report bugs and or feature requests.

  10. Hi Derek,
    great contribution!! I love your works. Few days ago I’ve installed sweetcron on my server. Very nice “thing”, interesting development in social streamlife.

    I will try to make my theme soon 🙂

  11. Paul Johns says:

    Sweetcron is pretty good, and this theme is awesome. It almost made me switch from WordPress, but I don’t want to have to learn the ins and outs of a new blogging platform right now, after investing so much time in WP.