Archive for December, 2002

Five dollar bookmarklet

Tuesday, December 31st, 2002

Hack to make Movable Type produce your choice of markup in the bookmarklet.

The bitter end

Tuesday, December 31st, 2002

RevJim: I guess I’ll start at the end.


Wednesday, December 25th, 2002

Standalone TrackBack server, in Python.

Something is lost in translation

Tuesday, December 24th, 2002

“ Barm on its head come off when it gets surprised.” “It can be going to be a favorite of your beer lover father !?” indeed.

RSS validator SOAP interface

Monday, December 23rd, 2002

The RSS validator is sporting a spiffy new SOAP interface with a WSDL file to make your life easy in Java, or C#, or probably any language you might want to use, as long as it’s not PHP. More grousing about SOAP and PHP than you could want to read, being added to every time […]

Skip the code, use the form

Thursday, December 19th, 2002

Thanks to PapaScott‘s tip and jim‘s confirmation, I won’t be stealing Mark’s code after all: doesn’t mind having you switch back and forth between it’s XML-RPC ping and using the ping form, and it remembers your RSS URL even if you don’t keep telling it, so you can just use the ping form once […]

Note to self: steal this code

Thursday, December 19th, 2002

Just a reminder to me that I want to steal Mark Paschal’s RSS ping for Movable Type code and convert all the lovely Python into somewhere between three and ten times as much PHP.

Now that’s an article on RSS!

Thursday, December 19th, 2002

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to finally see an article on RSS on a commercial site that doesn’t either make me cringe or drive me to explain to the author all his myriad mistakes. There’s nobody more deserving of filling in number 2. Congratulations, Mark. (Oops, that should have read another article […]

Behold, the power of Blogger

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

Mozilla has a had a problem with textareas and javascript since the dawn of time (or at least since the bug I track was opened, in June 2001): you can’t find out what text is selected in a textarea, so you can’t do handy-but-not-needed buttons that will do things like wrap <em>…</em> around selected text. […]

Rebuilding individual archives when pinged

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

How to hack Movable Type to rebuild individual entry archives when a TrackBack ping is received.