So, um. <pre> 09:01 <@CrackMonkey> eat that, ed lang! </pre>
I like the way it looks suitably consolish.
Okay, sorry folks. I was just testing out blagg. You can look at ~nick/.blagg for a sample config file. It's probably not all that useful, but you can just set the thing up to troll various sites and slurp in articles.
I really only installed it for completeness, but I should have probably made a subdir for the stuff before I started monkeying.
But that <a href="http://zork.net/motd/2002/10/25#nick/raelitybytes.Essential_Blogg...gging">book entry</a> is actually the book I'm reviewing.
I figure I'll post it once enough of the wrinkles are ironed out. It looks like <a href="http://zork.net/motd/muse">muse</a> and <a href="http://zork.net/motd/inkblot">inkblot</a> managed to use the script to set up their dirs, so things are probably about ready to announce.
This is partly just a neat little hack that I'm using as part of the research for an article, but at some point this will reach a level of functionality where I figure it could be a useful fixture for zork. I'm interested partly in installing blagg and seeing how to integrate that into a multi-user environment. The blosxom stuff was mostly written with a single-user MacOSX system in mind, so I'm playing and fiddling.
Note that there's also a <a href="http://zork.net/motd2">python version</a> of this software that supports the same data files. the difference is that I added the one-line hack to get the blank-line-denotes-paragraphs feature to the perl version, while the python system has a more elaborate parser setup that I have yet to fully work out.
At any rate, I'll play and fiddle for at least a week yet.
So, when are you going to post motd to motd?
The script enforces a bit of policy by making the user's subdir and giving the file the appropriate .txt extension. Did you know that you can type "motd tinkerbell" and it'll make a tinkerbell.txt file?
Of course, it's not as powerful as simply editing the files yourself. It can't do sub-subdirs, for example (all slashes get turned to underscores). But it's good for getting folks to make entries off the bat.
So, is this motd script really necessary? I mean REALLY necessary? I mean, what's so hard?
Did you know you can make subdirs of your personal dirs, and categorize your entries thusly?
Wow, this stuff is coming along, eh.
I'm playing with my new fancy motd script, which makes new entries in your motd dir.
Neat like my feet.
I'm also playing with pyblosxom, which promises more advanced froofergee.
But it doesn't seem to actually work.
Does it automagically linkify urls like http://zork.net/motd ?
If I make this multiple lines, is the first the subject?
Let's see if this does the trick...
So I've been writing this big article on why diaries are not weblogs, etc, and blosxom was the only free software it listed. <p/> I'm a little irritated that I have to type in HTML, but I may just throw a big PRE tag in.