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Further Reading from September 29 2012

Well, thanks to the magic of, I’ve started to use Delicious to seed information to my blog again.

Touching Up
Touching Up

Well, thanks to the magic of, I’ve started to use Delicious to seed information to my blog again.1

There is a limit of Feedburner that it will only post the last ten entries into the daily blog email – for Flickr photos, if I’ve had a busy photographic day, or for blog posts – and yesterday turned out to be an epic sitting-in-front-of-the-computer day2, so I posted more than ten entries to Delicious.

Here are a few tidbits that got omitted:

  1. “And Fake Steve is dead, but the self-important drama queen lives on.”
  2. “Special Service Areas are local tax districts that fund expanded services & programs through localized property tax”
  3. “iPhone 5 Wi-Fi Problems Fixed By Manual DNS Settings”
  4. New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates
  5. “Obama Orders Chinese Company to End Investment at Sites Near Drone Base”
  6. “Romney vows to take on Lyme disease ‘epidemic’” Uhh, ok?
  7. Histoire de Melody Nelson: Serge Gainsbourg’s psychedelic orchestral rock opera
  8. Paul Ryan “referred to rape as a “method of conception.”
  9. “The Satchmo Cocktail: A Sazerac… With A Twist”
  10. “How many times have you said, “if only we had a president who made Lyme Disease his number one priority?””
  11. Brian May: Me and my animal passions | From the Guardian
  12. “Looking to Mexico for Alternative to Abortion Clinics”
  13. “Laws Revive ‘World Before Roe’ as Abortions Require Arduous Trek”
  14. “Cherokee Nation Chief Demands Apology From Scott Brown Campaign”
  15. “Romney is perhaps best known for being a clown and a humanitarian, … an LSD-fueled comedian.” aka Wavy Gravy


Also, I’ve created an recipe which works as follows:

  • new Delicious post is created
  • if I use the tag “link”, then a new WordPress post is created with the snippet, with a link to the original URL.
  • Benefits – easy to create posts this way – basically select some text, click a javascript bookmarklet on my browser bookmark bar, and add a tag or three.
  • Cons – limit to 999 characters, limited HTML formatting, doesn’t include an image, and doesn’t allow me to frame the quote or react to it, unless I do it later.

I just tested, and I can edit the Delicious post later to add the magic trigger word, “blog” as a tag, and posts still are generated, even if they existed first a while ago. Pretty nifty.

In general, the limit of ten new mini-posts in a day won’t be an issue, as most days I am not reading in front of my computer that many hours. So, turns out I don’t need Twitter after all.

  1. Boring backstory discussed here and here []
  2. due to some work I had done in my loft which took several hours longer than anticipated. Replaced some windows and some springs if you really want to know []

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