Having previously ganked Matt’s Asides for MT, I’ve now just dropped in the original, but I haven’t figured out how to have the front page show ten posts or sections of Shorts, rather than just ten Shorts when I drop in a bunch, or how to manage them in the feed (maybe by excluding them until midnight, and then dropping them in as a single post?) so, sing heigh ho, the unordered list:
- XSLT to turn del.icio.us API output into Atom, from Aristotle
- Suprglu, a third-party service to mash together all your third-party hosted content into one third-party feed/site. I rather liked the suggestion on the greg-dev list to use Gregarius to do it yourself.
- Coming soon: WordPress 2.0
it frequently sounds as though the word would mean something such as “written in crayon” or “words of one syllable only.”
- WordPress.com opens up: no more need to alter your Firefox UA so it claims to be Flock.
- Burn In 0 and Burn In 1: the start of an interesting series on how OS people got started in computers, inspired by Julie talking about getting kids started hacking.
- People who propose extensions should try to validate them first. × 1000.
- BlogThat plugin for Gregarius: shoot posts straight from your aggregator to your weblog, with a customizable template.
- Broken windows: far better than the usual definition.
- W3C Feed Validator, with a textarea for your quick testing pleasure, and a RESTy-SOAPish API for your bemusement.
- Closing a PHP Mail Form Vulnerability and a day later Combatting Spam. Sanitize. Sanitize. Sanitize.
- Bug 313492: Query RSS doesn’t correctly handle timezones in dc:date: add one to the list of products where I have a trivial amount of trivial code :)
- XHTML advocates considered erroneous: even though I trigger it myself, it pleases me every time I see it. Hi, my name is Phil, and I serve tag soup.
- Via Gadgetopia, I’m delighted by Tabinta, a Firefox extension to let you enter tab characters in textareas. I was thinking about replacing all the tabs in my entire WordPress install with spaces, just so I could use the builtin textarea editors for plugins and themes. Spaces rule and tabs drool, but at least now I can put up with them.
- More Google security failures:
trivially obvious XSS holesreally shouldn’t be how you want your “beta” described.
- Work for Google on Firefox: I almost wet myself laughing when I saw a bug titled “gBrowser is not defined” (gBrowser is the global variable containing the current browser instance, not actually Google Browser) go past, since if you watch checkins and
Personally, I can’t quite imagine why you would want to, but because Gregarius makes it easy, and I think I’ve got it properly secured, you’re more than welcome to read over my shoulder, so that you’ll have already seen everything I linkdump because I’ve left it marked “unread,” and to enjoy watching my fumbling attempts to make tagging actually useful to me, and to stalk me in those few cases when I remember to tag an item where I commented “philcomment,” and most of all to point out feeds to which I’ve somehow forgotten to subscribe: thanks to the joy of the Doubleclick to (mark as) Read (and thus have it instantly disappear, if you display unread only) plugin, I’m finding 435 feeds isn’t nearly enough.