[ANN] De.linque.nt: An irresponsible metaweb posting tool

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by James Britt, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. James Britt

    James Britt Guest

    The Future is Here and it's Right Behind You!(tm)

    I've released version 0.0.1 of De.linque.nt, a Del.icio.us posting Ruby
    app with a twist.

    http://rubyforge.org/projects/delinquent/

    Here's the premise: Del.icio.us, the social bookmarking site, lets you
    create posts that assign a set of tags to a URL. The post also provides
    a description field as well as an area for extended information.

    Usually, Del.icio.us posts refer to some other Web resource, but the act
    of creating a Del.icio.us post also creates a new Web resource: the
    Del.icio.us URL for the new post.

    Since this Del.icio.us post is a Web resource it can itself be the
    target of a Del.icio.us post. In fact, one can create posts for
    Del.icio.us resources that do not exist until the post is created, i.e.,
    the post URL you bookmark is the one that will refer to the bookmark you
    are creating. And that is what De.linque.nt does.

    When you install the De.linque.nt gem, it creates a helper app to
    generate a posting script named 'delinquentry'. You need to provide a
    Del.icio.us user name and password, and optionally define the base tag
    for your De.linque.nt posts. You can then call delinquentry, passing in
    the text for the post description and extended info fields.

    The De.linque.nt class will create an as-yet nonexistent URL based off
    the main Del.icious URL, your base tag, and a time stamp. This URL is
    then becomes a Del.icio.us post, which is tagged with both this unique
    tag and the plain base tag.

    You can read any specific De.linque.nt post by referring to its unique
    tag, or see all the posts by indexing on the base tag.


    Requirements:

    * Rubilicious, a Ruby library for the Del.icio.us API
    * A Del.icio.us account
    * Too much free time

    Read more (including example usage, details on the included spiffatronic
    Greasmonkey scripts, and currently cheesy encryption options) at:

    http://rubyurl.com/zto3Q

    AKA

    http://www.jamesbritt.com/index.rb/...nt:_An_irresponsible_metaweb_posting_tool.txt


    Have fun!

    James
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    James Britt, Jun 18, 2005
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