In July, I showed how you can get the URL scheme for a SoundCloud user or track from an embed code so that you can open right into that track or user in the SoundCloud iOS app from a launcher like Launch Center Pro. Today I decided to automate the process for a track URL.
You can use the script here.
To get the embed code, go to a track on the desktop site (make sure it's not a playlist); click on the Share button; click on the Embed tab; and copy the code within the Code & Preview box and copy it to your clipboard. Paste it into the text area in my script, click the button, and get the URL scheme.
Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: 'We're Going to Fix This'.
When I was in Portland for my talk at the XOXO Festival, this little boy came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m a feminist gamer.” How do you stop doing this work after that?
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I've Been Forced Out Of My Home And Am Living In Constant Fear Because Of Relentless Death Threats From Gamergate (by @spacekatgal)
What research says about cats: they're selfish, unfeeling, environmentally harmful creatures (Vox)
I like 'em anyway.
‘Dear White People,’ About Racial Hypocrisy at a College.
Rarely have I read such a positive review by A.O. Scott.
Yesterday I blogged about opening links from TTYtter for PERL in Lynx while running the app over SSH. This morning I decided to just run the app locally on my work computer. Due to IT restrictions, I don't have access to .profile, so I just downloaded the text file to a local directory, changed the name of the file to twitter, made it executable by typing
chmod +x twitter, and went through the OAuth process. Now while in that directory I can just type
A benefit of running the app on my local machine is that I can open URLs in a GUI web browser. The developer suggests that MAC OS X users can
urlopen parameter to
open %U. For work reasons, my default browser is not the browser I use for personal browsing, so I went into the text file, and changed
I'm so glad that v4 of Drafts runs as a separate app than v3, and that they use distinct URL schemes. I can use v3 on my iPad to sync via Simperium with my iPhone (which I have not upgraded to iOS8) and still be able to play with the new iOS8-only version on my iPad.
TTYtter is a Linux command-line app for Twitter. I use it over SSH while at the office, so (as far as I can tell) I cannot open links into a GUI browser from within the app.
In TTYtter, one types
/url followed by an alphanumeric string to open the first link mentioned in a tweet. By default,
/url is set to
echo %U which just "prints" the URL out in the terminal. This is not very useful. One can set the value by typing
/set urlopen followed by the app in which one wants to view the URL. I have been typing
/set urlopen lynx --accept-all-cookies %U at the beginning of every session, but this gets tiresome.
You can view it at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1zmfdb2txm9j04p/feedfargobloggers.opml?dl=0.
Homeless Outreach in Volumes: Books by Bike for ‘Outside’ People in Oregon.
Trouble at the Koolaid Point — Serious Pony.
a woman should be able to feel safe to express herself w/o harassment
Cops Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Living Room After Mistaking Him For Burglar.
Terrifyingly Brilliant Spider Creates Stunningly Advanced Web.
To Raise, Love, and Lose a Black Child (The Atlantic)
My WordPress blog is glitchy. Recently, every daily Pisces horoscopes has "missed schedule" and I have had to manually publish it. I keep forgetting, so I created an IFTTT recipe using the Date & Time and Pushbullet channels: Every day at 6:45am, I get a link pushed to my devices. When I swipe on the Pushbullet notification on my iPad, it opens to the admin page on WordPress for scheduled Pisces daily horoscope posts. Then I just do a Quick Edit to set today's to "Published," and go about my day.
Dave Winer is commemorating 20 years of blogging.
I've never met you in real life, and I'm certain we've pissed each other off on mailing lists and in comments sections, but I've learned from you in these interactions that it helps a developer when a user explains a problem in as much detail as possible, so that it can be replicated. It's forced me to be more clear in my communications. And to RTFM.
TextExpander for iOS recently had to change how it works in iOS 7, and currently TaskPaper does not support snippets. [According to the Google group](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/taskpaper/textexpander/taskpaper/R1KqfUh9saU/znxS0IKaLmMJ), the team is working on it but the text editing apps (like WriteRoom) are higher priority.
I've come up with a workaround using Launch Center Pro. You can adapt this to your own needs. This action expands a TextExpander snippet within a TaskPaper search query, copies it to the clipboard, and opens my `todo` list in TaskPaper. If you're on your iOS device, you can tap on [this link](http://launchcenterpro.com/wgw2hr) to install it.
In TextExpander, I have a snippet called `ddue3` that uses the following TextExpander math: `%@+3D%Y-%m-%d`. This expands into YYYY-MM-DD three days from today. If today is 2013-12-29, the search query is `@due < 2014-01-01`.
TaskPaper uses a similar URL scheme to that of Writeroom's, so to open the app to my todo list, I use the x-success parameter from x-callback-url to go to `taskpaper://open/todo.taskpaper`. Then I just click on the search icon and paste the clipboard contents to see any tasks that are due before New Year's Day.