When it comes to some of the useful CSS3 candidate properties we’d like to take advantage of for our website’s upcoming redesign, the expansion of possible values for the “`background-repeat“` property is of the more noteworthy. In particular, the values “`space“` and “`round“` promise to clean things up quite a bit from the point of […]
The ad-hoc network with SSID of A9F1BDF1DAB1NVT4F4F59 appears all over our office building. I see it as an option in my wireless network chooser as I write this on my laptop, but not on either of my mobile devices; connecting to it requires a WEP password/key, but any character combination appears to work. Strangely, once […]
Most publishers who care about maximizing traffic to their websites take advantage of their visitors’ sharing habits on social networks. In its most basic form, sharing takes place when a reader copies the link for a page they liked, and pastes it into a Facebook status update or a tweet on Twitter. Until a month […]
Recently, we noticed an issue with Facebook sharing of posts from our WordPress.com-hosted site: our posts, when shared on Facebook, would appear in the sharing preview without a thumbnail image – in spite of all the word we’d done in the past to provide not only an image but a choice of images. Alarming at […]
It would have been any other day at work: the hungry consensus settled on take-out sushi for lunch, from our local favorite Super Fusion. Three of us ordered, two of us went to pick up and bring it back; I drove this time and paid for two of them, spotting for the guy back at […]
Thirteen years in Boston. I didn’t have a clue.
Today was the day. Having concluded that a more comprehensive approach would be simpler, I generated a list of URLs with post IDs, saved it to a file, and used wget to retrieve the redirection information from the blog site: wget -i numerical-urls.txt –server-response –spider –max-redirect=0 wget seems to have trouble sending the server responses […]
With two files full of pre-prepared calls to the Disqus API, it’s time to fire up wget. We test a couple URLs from our files first, to make sure we’re getting responses we can work with. But by default, wget saves its output to a file – so we output to the terminal (stdout) instead, […]
First things first: create a step-by-step to-do list of what I’ll be doing to merge these Disqus threads: I need to look up the JSON objects for 1200+ threads – by disqus_identifier – to determine what URL is associated with each one. Ideally, I’ll end up with two files: one that has all the JSON […]
Project of the week: taking two versions of 600 Disqus comments threads and merging them.