iF THIS THEN THAT

The site, “If this then that” offers trigger actions as a web service.

I have today, just created a trigger that takes my blog feed and posts it to facebook. Obviously I need to test it.

It works with recipes and channels. Recipes are the “if this then that” relationship, and channels define the this and that. It has a long list of pre-canned channels and recipes, but sadly NOT an output RSS/XML channel.

How to write one? (it looks like writing channels is only done inside the corporate firewall.)

I looked again the the channels and recipes and disovered,

  • feedly to delicious
  • …. to wordpress

and I must have another look at pocket

I have implemented a feedly to delicious recipe. It’s not fantastic, since it has no tags to inherit, aggravated by the fact that the android client makes it hard to add tags.

 

Social Login

I have just installed  Social Login on this site, some of the authentication services, not surprisingly require a setup process, most of which I have not done.

One All has some good help pages, the following services do not require set up,

Blogger, Hyves, Live Journal, mail.ru, Open ID, Stack Exchange and WordPress

22 May 2013 : Problems testing with WordPress, I have asked for help here…..

4th June : Still stuck with WordPress, now need a WordPress blog owner to test for me. Big help form Claude Schlesser at oneall.com

The setup guidance for Yahoo, Twitter, Google and Facebook are very good easy to follow.

I have configured Disqus, but not yet tested it.

Next to test a raw OA provider; should be fun.

ooOOOoo

Now on ello.davelevy.info, not yet tested, I am using the same server account for all the subdomains. I copied the parameters.

Twitter API V1.1 (Deprecated)

This post was written in 2013 and I discovered in May 2018 that most of the links failed. It’s been a while, and it surprises me that my little wiki has lasted longer than the resources I point to, but not here. I could have deleted this post, but chose not to; I have heavily edited it so it’s as much a diary as the technical note it once was.

I missed the announcement that Twitter were upgrading their API. I only discovered it when they ran their “test blackouts”. It has broken. This means my ‘mingle’, friend feed and hence facebook feeds are now without my twitter goodness. The rest of this post lists then contemporary resources to help rescue the feeds. Continue reading “Twitter API V1.1 (Deprecated)”

Life after Google reader

So it’s finally going, should have left it when they swapped RSS pubication for Google Plus only.

Where to go?

Here’s the Google Blog, here’s the Google Reader Blog and here’s Life Hacker. Dave Winer says Good Riddance, and suggests you build your own river by checking his out.

Here’s Melange on how to get the OPML file.

Replacements

Here’s the Productivityist on his view on how to get off it as a Mac User, it’s part of a series and he decided that Google Reader was a step too far, although he talks about the obvious alternatives.

The one’s I have found by harvesting advice is below.

Not sure about Bloglines, it’s where I came from, but no-one is suggesting that one should go back!

Bloglines

So giving this a try, exported the OPML nad uploaded, that was easy. It has a widget and reader view. Need to get to grips with UI. Seems to be more difficult to dismiss the boring bits.

It has multiple widgets that give you massive choice of how each news feed looks and feels. The tags/folders correspond to pages.

It’s mobile/small scree interface is poor.

Can’t see how to make a forwarding feed.

Feedly

Getting in is easy; it has an Android version.

The blog has an, as yet unread, article on getting started for google reader exiles.

Both the screen and phone version will require a reorganisation of the hierarchy.

This is rather awesome, it has a share with delicious feature, a blog; it requires the installation of an addin/plugin, which I have done on my works laptop, using chrome, and home desktop using firefox. I ma not yet happy with the hierarchy, but I am sure I will.

The share with features are a good first step to recreating a news feed, but at the moment you have to use my Delicious or mingle.

ddclient

ddclient is a program for Linux that negotiates with http://dyndns.com to allow systems with dynamic tcp/ip addresses to have static DNS names. This was originally written in 2011, and revisited in 2013. dyndns abandoned their free product some time ago, possibly as a result of being bought by Oracle. I marked the page is ‘deprecated’ on 4th Feb 2019. The rest of this article comprise my notes on how to install ddclient on an AMI.  Continue reading “ddclient”