I was the only new thing I was blown away with after a week without internet: Ubiquity
If you still don´t use it, spend 5 minutes watching the video, and install it!
It’s fairly easy to add new code to expend it, but you can see the prototype side of the tools when it comes about managing the new verbs you’ve installed.
Now with this bit of code, we’ve just got another way to bookmark pages in Pressmark:
Last week, Mininova has released a bookmark system for its users, it would allow remote downloading, but information are missing to configure Azureus/Vuze properly, here is a mini tutorial.
You can imagine the reation of channels on Mininova, give your feed to your friends, and all start to download the same torrents at the same time to improve your speed and share the good content!
- Create a mininova account, or use your own to login
- When logged in, bookmark icon will appear next to the torrent link. Example: Auberge Espagnole
- Click on the bookmark link, it will be add on your bookmarks page
Be sure to have the last version of Azureus
Installing RSSFeed Scanner plugin
Open Azureus, and go in menu: File -> Plugins -> Installation Wizard…
Select « By list from Sourceforge.net« , and select the plugin RSS Feed Scanner in the list, click Next and Install
Configuring RSSFeed Scanner plugin
Go in menu: File -> Plugins -> RSSFeed Scanner, select « Options » tab
Adding a RSS Feed URL
Click on the « + » next to the top box
- Give it a name
- Set the URL you’ll find on your bookmarks page on mininova (called Your personal RSS feed)
- press « Enabled«
- and save
Adding a Filter
Click on the « + » next to the bottom box
- Give it a name
- Set the filter to « ^http«
- Select « Filter is a Regular Expression«
- Deselect « Filter searches title«
- Set state to « Forced Download » if you wanted your torrent to start automaticly
- Set Feed to your mininova feed your mininova feed you’ve just added to Azureus
- Set type to « None«
- Press « Enabled«
- and save
Go inside tab « Status », and you’ll see your bookmarks there, starting to download.
Pressmark with a WordPress installation with all you need to start a social bookmarking website (like del.icio.us, sabros.us, …).
You can see a demo of Pressmark installation on bookmark.alexgirard.com
Pressmark includes WordPress Prologue theme, which has been used by WordPress team to have a twitter-like dev-blog.
Prologue include Gravatar support, so go to upload your avatar on gravatar.com to have a nicer output!
If you feel like adding your own modification to the code, you can clone/fork the project on Github: http://github.com/alx/pressmark/. All contributions will be welcomed!
Ideas to extend Pressmark:
- Bookmarlet, Jabber bot for easy posting;
- Import from bigger social-bookmark accounts (delicious, magnolia, …)
- Cross-blogging to decentralized bookmark management in various blog spaces
- Get Pressmark sources:
- Download it from Github
- If you’ve got git installed, clone it from Github (to easily get last updated)
git clone git://github.com/alx/pressmark.git pressmark
- Move the source to your webserver, ask a geek how to do it if you don’t know 🙂
- WordPress configuration: copy ‘wp-config-sample.php‘ to ‘wp-config.php‘ and fill up the MySQL database information.
- Access to the website where you’ve installed Pressmark, and begin the « 2 min. installation » from WordPress
- Now that your website is ready, go in the administration pages and activate the following options:
- In ‘Design‘: select ‘Prologue‘ theme;
- In ‘Setting‘: select ‘Anyone can register‘ and set the ‘New User Default Role‘ to ‘Author‘ if you want your users to post links;
- In ‘Plugins‘: activate ‘WP-OpenID‘ plugin
One of my favorite tool is Del.icio.us, simply adding list of bookmarks to be shared with anybody, it’s easy enough to scrap a big list of HTML links to quickly make something more shareable, like Freeduino.org becoming http://del.icio.us/freeduino
So here is a quick ruby gem to play even more, just install it:
sudo gem install rdelicious
Then play with it:
@delicious = Rdelicious.new("delicious_login", "delicious_password")
print "Correct login" if @delicious.is_connected?
@delicious.add("http://rdelicious.rubyforge.net/", "Rdelicious Gem")
print "Url inserted into delicious"
print "Url deleted from delicious"