Posts tagged ‘blogging’

Tweets with multiple photos

In last night’s post, I embedded a John Gruber tweet that included two photos. Original iPhone, snapped with 5S, and vice versa. The difference 7 years makes — John Gruber (@gruber) Jun 29 2014 5:18 PM To do so, I had to modify my blackbirdpy script for embedding tweets. It now takes advantage of Twitter’s…


Blogging from BBEdit, redux

I’ve been having blog problems the past couple of weeks. My script for publishing from BBEdit has been working fine when publishing new posts, but it’s been throwing errors when updating posts after editing. I’m not sure what has changed. I did update my WordPress installation recently, but I’m also suspicious of new configurations my…


Battery post

Of the 2,000-plus posts I’ve written here, one stands out. Not because it’s particularly well written, and not because it covers a favorite topic of mine, but because it’s the one post where I somehow managed to hit the SEO jackpot. It’s a small jackpot, to be sure, but it’s mine. The post is “Camry…


My outboard memory

You might think that the best part of posting my scripts here is the international adulation. Or the untold wealth. But no, the best part is that it gives me a single place to search for scripts that I’ve written but can’t remember the name of. Two days ago, for instance, I was writing a…


TypePad feed frustrations

I subscribe to two feeds from TypePad: Lisa Schmeiser’s Penny Wiseacre and the pseudonymous Lance Mannion. You may be surprised to hear that TypePad is still up and running, but it is, and I’m sure those who use it have spent a lot more time writing than they have fiddling with styles, plugins, and scripts.…


Tweaking Bigfoot footnotes

Like a lot of people, when I saw Chris Sauvé’s Bigfoot footnotes system, I knew it was just what I was looking for. A few years ago, I installed a modified version of Lukas Mathis’s popup footnotes and have been using it ever since. The systems are similar in that they both pop up the…


Catch up

Because this has never been a link blog, I’ve never felt the need to comment on what everyone is buzzing about. A good thing, too, because I’m both a slow writer and otherwise employed; I’d never be able to keep up. Consider this an agglomeration of thoughts over the past few days (or weeks) that…


Affiliate links via the iTunes Search API

I started writing these scripts a couple of weeks ago, and they weren’t supposed to take very long to put together. But I had to learn some things along the way, and then I got caught up in the statusbar cleaning scripts, so they kept getting delayed. Better late than never, though; I expect to…


Autotweeting update

Back near the end of August, I set up a special Twitter account, drangposts, from which to tweet notices of new blog posts. And to make the tweeting semi-automatic, I wrote a little script that connected to the blog through the WordPress API, grabbed the title and URL of the most recent post, and then…


Scripts for WordPress and BBEdit, Part 3

If you write a lot of helper scripts that you come to depend on, you’ll probably come to realize how interdependent they are. They don’t all get written at once, of course, so they kind of accrete onto your working environment—written in whatever language seems the most appropriate at the time and saved wherever convenient.…