Writing from December 2004

My links have moved to del.icio.us

As a rule I try to keep things to myself, to stay in control. So once upon a time I was wary about posting photos to Flickr rather than keeping them safely on my own site. But I've found using Flickr an enjoyable experience, so I thought it time I took the plunge and set my links free too, and started using del.icio.us, the sociable bookmarking/link-blogging site that anyone cool started using long, long ago.

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In Personal on 7 December 2004. 4 comments. Permalink

More del.icio.us fiddling

A few changes/improvements to the way I'm doing del.icio.us stuff...

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In Personal on 8 December 2004. 1 comment. Permalink

Posting links from del.icio.us to Movable Type

The third and possibly final (for now) del.icio.us entry.

I like having my cake and eating it, so I wanted to get my links back from del.icio.us and have them all on my site as well. At least two people have written perl scripts to pump your latest links from del.icio.us into Movable Type entries, but I also wanted to drag all my old links across too.

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In Web Development on 16 December 2004. Permalink

Combining things into one RSS feed

Update: I realised my mistake. The mysterious items had empty <content:encoded> elements and NetNewsWire was understandably displaying their emptiness. I'd still be interested in hearing thoughts on how much text/HTML should be in a <description> though...

Recently I've been working on combining all my writing, notes, links and photos into a single RSS feed. I've been using perl and the XML::RSS module, and it's been fun (well, as fun as my attempts at perl get).

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In Web Development on 24 December 2004. Permalink

Combining RSS feeds into one feed and page

I've finally got round to finishing my script for combinging all my various fragments of web output into one beautiful stream. At Gyford.com I have a weblog of my writing, which this entry is part of, and a weblog of notes. I also have my links at del.icio.us which I now automatically aggregate daily and post to a local weblog. Finally, I have all the photos I post at Flickr.

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In Web Development on 31 December 2004. 3 comments. Permalink