Phil Gyford


Wednesday 8 December 2004

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A few changes/improvements to the way I’m doing stuff…

  • Lee suggested using a “top” tag for links I want to show people as both he and Yoz do. I wasn’t sure at first, but I can see the benefit. So if you want to avoid seeing any dull stuff I’m simply bookmarking for myself you’ll be wanting this page or this RSS feed rather than the default. Sorry for the hassle, and thanks Lee (and Yoz).
  • In the comments of my previous post Chris pointed out the automatically-generated HTML version of recent posts that I’d missed. So putting:

    59 * * * * /usr/local/bin/GET '' > /somewhere/on/my/website/full.txt

    in his crontab generates something like the list of recently posted links I now have on my front page. More on that here. Nice and simple, thanks Chris.

  • I also noticed this method of having recent posts injected into Movable Type weblogs daily, which is presumably what Tom does. Interesting, but I’m going to try and find time to do something more bespoke.

I’m loving’s simplicity and flexibility more and more now I’m using it rather than just spectating; being able to write a little script that can go and add a tag to all my links on another site seems somehow like casting a magic spell.


Admittedly I got it looking how I wanted by harassing Joshua on IRC to add some options.

Posted by Chris on 9 December 2004, 6:14 am | Link

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