I’m starting a new book challenge for this year. I think they’re a nice diversion and they allow for a little friendly competition. This year I’ve set it to fifty-two books so I average about one book a week. I’d also like to write more reviews, except I likely won’t do it on Goodreads. I’d like to have the book covers as the featured image (thumbnail) for each book so that when I syndicate things to Twitter and Facebook there are pictures to go with the content. I’ll do this manually for now until I find out how much of a nightmare Goodreads API permissions are. You apparently can’t scrape their feeds, although they exist. I was highly disappointed when I found this out, because it would have been the easiest way to retrieve data. Oh well.
Update: You can, apparently, scrape the feed, but only sort of, because you don’t get complete control of the data that comes across.
Today the high was 60F, (15.6C), and there will be snow showers, at least according to the
current weather forecast:
Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. Some sleet may mix in. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.
A mostly clear sky. Low near 25F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
If there’s enough snow/sleet, (in other words, more than just sprinking), I’ll be sure to provide some audio to contrast with
Monday’s torrential downpour. We’re only supposed to get an inch, (which isn’t really a big deal), and it’ll stick around long enough to freeze and become icy slush over Saturday night. Also there will be raids on the stores tomorrow. Yay southern living!
That time when you’re waiting for your phone to charge so you can continue listening to music while you drink your beer. Yeah, I know, first world problems.
This won’t happen, but it definitely should.
Testing a micropub endpoint without a photo.
RTFM-ing indieweb docs again, and playing with micropub endpoints and Bridgy Publish.
Testing again, this time after removing sharing buttons because they’re useless when POSSEing.
One more time, with feeling, because I forgot to press the save button.
Need to look at using the new post type template functionality to implement post kinds more to my liking. The
post kinds plugin by David Shanske is of course excellent, but I’d like to change the display of the note microformat so that it reflects the same display this theme has for the status post format that is specific to WordPress.
Testing the note post kind to check some styling after disabling post formats.
Checking in in order to test on your check-in to post swarm check inns to my own site. This is also why I am adding a photo to this.
It’s not cheating when you’re testing things, right? Right?
Weekly run for cigarettes.
Back home for the evening.
God fucking damn it, indeed. I’m calling this Tuesday’s internet win. This is from Twitter, and the optical character recognition of this is too long for a tweet, so I’m posting it here.
Funny getting hit by a car story: The paramedic
asked me a series of questions to determine
whether I was all there. The last question was
“Who is the President of the United States?” my
response was literally “God fucking damnit” and
the paramedic laughed and said that was an
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