I’m Felix & this is my “Tumblr Development” blog for things related to the Tumblr API, Tumblr tools, etc.
I’ve developed a few small Tumblr-related Tools over time, which I’ll release here when they are stable enough for Public Use. And I’ll be sharing notes about little things I’ve learned along the way :)
Really there’s not much here; I apologize for that, but other things have kept me really busy lately (see “Lensblr” below).
Lately, I’ve created a lot of “prototype” tools developed to facilitate the innovative Tumblr-related things we do on Lensblr. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time yet to develop these into general-purpose tools for the public.
Why “Post-Theory” ?
Well… it began as a project to collect and analyze Meta information about Tumblr posts & users. I was curious to see what information I could collect and analyze to create tools to:
- Assist in finding new Tumblr’s with content that is related, but different enough to be outside a user’s current “sphere of knowledge”
- Identify “communities” of interrelated Tumblrs, understand their structure, and how they relate to other communities, and to individuals
- Help establish cross-Community links to combat the phenomena of what I call an “Inbred Dashboard”
Those are just some lofty ideas! Most of the math is way over my head and the computation required is very overwhelming! I’m learning and working, but so far I don’t have anything amazing to show for it.
And so, it remains a “Theory” for now :)
Also, I was unaware that “post-theory” is actually a proper philosophy term… I meant “Post” as in a Tumblr Post. Not like, Post-Modern. :P
Other things I do
I work on Lensblr, a Tumblr projected devoted to helping original Photographers on Tumblr get more exposure for their work. I created this Tumblr with Swiss graphic designer Samuel Zeller in March 2012. As of Nov 2012, we’re on the Tumblr Spotlight and have over 50k followers. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work, but I think we’re having a positive impact with people so it’s been very rewarding work, although it’s been a change from my normal interest in “just coding”