Explore the REST API

I have had the pleasure of working with the WordPress.com REST API over the past few weeks and am very excited to start “dogfooding” this resource everywhere I can. One cool feature is that all the endpoints are self-documenting. In fact, the documentation for the REST API is built by the API itself! With this information we were able to build a console to help debug and explore the various resources that are now available through the new API. So let me introduce you to the new REST console for WordPress.com. A word of caution: the console is only available when you are logged into WordPress.com and is hooked up to the live system, so be careful with your POST requests! At its simplest you can supply the method, path, query, and body for the resource you wish to examine (it’s pre-populated with /me). Press “Submit” to see the response status for your request and an expandable JSON object that you can explore. All links listed under meta are active, so click one to make another request. To get a better idea of what kind of parameters a request can take, select it under the “Reference” section. It will then provide an interface with some contextual help to let you know which path, query, and body parameters it accepts, what each of those parameters are for, and a field for you to provide the value.

Explore the REST API.



After Indonesia earthquake, tsunami alert and tremors in India

A tsunami of between three to six metres is expected to hit the Nicobar Islands after an earthquake of 8.9 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia. A tsunami alert -which is less serious than a warning – has also been issued for the Eastern coast of India, the Andaman Islands, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Tremors were felt after that in Mumbai, Kolkata, and the southern part of Chennai. The tremors lasted for a few seconds. In Bhubaneshwar, people were seen running out of their homes and offices. No damage has been reported so far.

NDTV viewer AG Kalidass emailed from Bangalore to say, “We were feeling our building shaking.” Another viewer Shyam Agarwal writes, “I am from Kolkata. Just now a few minutes back heavy stroke of earthquake has been observed here.”

After Indonesia earthquake, tsunami alert and tremors in India.

Earthquake in Chennai, Thiruvallur Today Apr 11-4-2012 – Mild Tremor at Some Parts of Tamil Nadu – TN Quake

– Mild Earthquake in some parts of Chennai at around 2.15 pm IST today April 11 2012 (Wednesday)
– Tremor was also felt at Tiruvallur
– People ran out of buildings and are in shock.
– No reports of damage, injury, death so far
– Telephone connections affected
– Reports say around 8 Richter Scale magnitude earthquake was there in Indonesia

– Choolaimedu, Marina Beach, Teynampet, Anna Salai, Guindy, Madras University, Puzhaverkadu, Kasimedu area residents felt tremor

Will update details. Also see Sun News, Puthiya Thalaimurai, Kalaignar News, Jaya Plus, Dinamalar, Dinakaran etcfor more details

The live streaming, webcast,podcast, online stream of news channels can be seen in the web-tv websites


My Daughter Ear Piercing Ceremony

My Daughter Ear Piercing Ceremony.

Introducing WordAds

Introducing WordAds.

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

8-9 Quake Strikes Japan Triggers Tsunami

Japanese television is showing horrific pictures of a wall of water swallowing everything in its path following a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan.

The quake has triggered a tsunami already that’s washing away cars and houses inland in the north-east of the country. Television showed cars bobbing in water alongside fishing boats.

A 10-metre tsunami warning has been extended for the coast in the region.

The tsunami warning was issued to most of the Pacific coast of the main island of Honshu, broadcaster NHK reported. People are being told to get to higher ground.

The quake was initially listed as 7.9 magnitude, then upgraded to 8.8, then 8.9 by US Geological Survey. A series of aftershocks followed including one of around 7 magnitude.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to be in the north of Japan, in the Honshu area.

The quake caused buildings to shake in the capital Tokyo, triggering at least one building fire, NHK television and witnesses reported. Around four million homes are without power in Tokyo, and several people have been buried in a landslide.

Many sections of Tohoku expressway serving northern Japan are damaged and there is a major fire at Chiba refinery near Tokyo.

The BBC is reporting it as a “mega-quake”.

Narita airport, Tokyo’s main airport, has been closed. A number of people are believed to have been injured during a graduation ceremony in Tokyo when a roof collapsed.

The public broadcaster showed black smoke billowing from a building in Odaiba, a Tokyo suburb, and bullet trains to the north of the country have been halted.

“The building shook for what seemed a long time and many people in the newsroom grabbed their helmets and some got under their desks,” Reuters correspondent Linda Sieg said.

“It was probably the worst I have felt since I came to Japan more than 20 years ago.”

The US Geological Survey verified a magnitude of 8.8 at depth of 24.3kms and located the quake 130.3kms east of Sendai, Honshu. The stock market extended its losses after the quake.

Japan’s northeast Pacific coast, called Sanriku, has suffered from quakes and tsunamis in the past and a 7.2 quake struck on Wednesday. In 1933, a magnitude 8.1 quake in the area killed more than 3,000 people. Last year fishing facilities were damaged after by a tsunami caused by a strong tremor in Chile.

There are believed to be 3500 New Zealanders in Japan, and 1600 in Tokyo.

Civil Defence in New Zealand says a tsunami is possible in New Zealand, but it is still monitoring the situation and it would be 11 hours away.

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