Blogging Tools 2003/12

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A list of tools that can be used for blogging.

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Here is a new version of my archives that now includes all the posts ... which is a good thing for an archive ;-). It still needs to be sorted properly but its a good start. I've found it helpful to find things that my search wasn't able to find. I'll post a howto here shortly.

posted at 03:07:28    #

PyDSBlogThis Bookmarklet

I've been reading up on what bookmarklets are all about. The above is an article that got me started.

In my quest to further extend my tools to understand and talk to my blogging tool of choice (PyDS) I have written a bookmarklet that posts the current page in IE into PyDS and fills out the source, url and title to match.

Let me know if someone out there has already done this. In case not, here it is: PyDSBlogThis

Drag and drop the link into your favourites. If you have some text selected in the browser when you click on the PyDSBlogThis link it will quote it in the Source part of the post window. It doesn't look like I can have it quoted automatically in the Text input box of the post, which is too bad since that is really what I wanted to do.

I've tested this with IE 6 and know that it doesn't work with netscape browsers (the bit that gets the selected text has to use a different method in netscape/mozilla).

posted at 16:15:44    #

Commentblogger bookmarklet

Here is a great idea ... collect your comments on other blogs, web pages, whatever into your own blog. Love it ... and its a bookmarklet. Wonderful. I am going to try to get this to talk to PyDS. Shouldn't be too hard based on how easy it was to get SharpReader to post to PyDS via the BlogThis plugin. Great idea. I always prefer a quick hack when I can get it!

posted at 21:32:32    #

Archives and PyDS

I've been doing this blog since sometime in September .. and the posts are starting to pile up ... I see that alot of folks using blogger and MT etc implement these nice archives ... and reading through the docs in PyDS ... I see no mention of archives.

But it occurs to me that perhaps the calendar function really is an archive ... since my blog only shows a certain number of past entries ... All I need to do is create a link to the calendar month for the archive I want people to access. Has anyone else done this? I am going down the right path or a blind alley?

posted at 00:21:04    #
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