Reading George Fox

Blogging and the Anti-Social Bookmarker, Part 2

So, to recap one final time, I've cobbled together an AppleScript that copies blogging related links from my Privacy Locked personal Pinboard to the ReadingGeorgeFox account. While I'm not yet back in NYC—now it's Jersey rather than Upstate—I've found a printer and the the time to annotate the script. Some credit: I used Rafael Bugajewski's DEVONthink Pro Pinboard Importer as a starting point; I have modified it a fair amount, though. Anyways, here goes nothing: 1 Lines 9 thru 11 download the bookmarks via simple curl2 commands. When I began working on the script, I was still confused about the url syntax for tags, so I set up three separate downloads. This ended up making some later processing simpler, and, as the downloads were so small,3 I decided to keep it this way. As for downloading to files instead of passing the data directly to the rest of the script, it was easier to troubleshoot and AppleScript seems to be happier pulling data from a file on disk. Lastly, I'm using Pinboard API tokens instead of passwords. While I could have used Keychain scripting to be extra secure, these scripts are run locally on my machine and I figured the…

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Blogging and the Anti-Social Bookmarker, Part 1

As I mentioned in my last post, I've enabled Privacy Lock on my personal Pinboard account and written an AppleScript to sync blogging source links to the ReadingGeorgeFox account. The script is available for download.1 I'm still upstate so we'll have to wait until Monday for a full account and description. I've commented the script pretty thoroughly if you'd like to use it in the meantime. No promises or warranties attached to it, of course. ↩

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Upcoming Posts

Sorry for the late post. Turns out a 340 mile round-trip drive from Salem to Poughkeepsie and back is not conducive to writing in-depth the next day. Anyways, onto the preview! Blogging and the Anti-Social Bookmarker — A return to tech for those bored of politics and art. Ever since Maciej enabled Privacy Lock, I've set my personal Pinboard to be completely private. I'm not particularly interested in sharing all my personal interests1. However, after starting Reading George Fox, I figured it would be helpful2 to provide an archive of my sources; hence the link on the side. Now, who wants to manage two different bookmarking accounts? Certainly not lazy old me. I've cobbled together a small AppleScript and bash system to automate transferring links from the personal account to the blog's. This will be the story of that journey.3 One Size Fits All — On the Magnum Edition of Lovecast 356, Dan chats with Dr. Joye Swan about condom use and magical monogamy thinking. While Dr. Swan has done some excellent research on the STI/HIV risks of serial monogamy and partner infidelity, her advice for “the re-education we have to go through” is far too dogmatic and narrow…

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