Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
The delicious.com Blog Posting tool is an "experimental feature creates a daily post of your latest bookmarks to your blog." Lately, folks have been complaining that it is completely broken. Personally, I never could get the thing to work consistently and for the past couple of years I've been using the Feed Poster Blogapp to do my link postings. Now, I'm thinking about fixing Feed Poster up a bit, making it easier to run from the command-line or a cron-job and re-releasing it for those folks who can't get the delicious.com tool to work.
What follows is a synopsis of how I think the tool should work.
You run the tool by entering something like this 'java -jar delpost.jar [parameters]' on your favorite command-line. The tool will connect with delicious.com, grab all of your bookmarks since the last time the tool was run, create a post that lists all of them and publish that post on your blog (via AtomPub or MetaWeblog API). Here are the parameters you can specify on the command line.
Is that what you'd like to see in a delicious.com Blog Posting tool?
Of course, a command-line tool is not the most friendly way to do things, so perhaps I should provide an installer that sets up a cronjob or a Windows Schedule Task. Or maybe I'll reserve that as an outer-ring feature.
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