Very sad news. Jordin Kare has died, his widow Mary Kay informs us on Twitter.
Just a couple of these things, & it pays for itself. For example, the Fiction River anthology alone [nearly 800 pages!] is 8.00 on Kindle. The Uncollected Anthology Year One [490 pages] is only available as a $24 paperback. Afaik, this is the only e-book edition. The Grayson trilogy is excellent, romance-with-woo-woo fun; the Rusch Diving series has great buzz. The Faerie Summer is a 20-book e-book set.
Throw in the others, & that's a lot at an excellent deal. Squee!
filkferengi, off to buy it now
Just a small signal-boost for those who might be interested:
One of my longtime frustrations with the social-networking ecosystem has been the cross-posting situation. Yes, it's fairly easy to set things up so that, when you post here, a link gets posted to Facebook. But the fact is, not too many people follow those links. What I really want is to be able to post here, and automatically copy the post over to there, so folks can read it directly. (I can wish that all my friends were here, but the fact is, Facebook is still the 800-pound gorilla; if it doesn't show up there, most of my friends won't see it.)
So a little while ago, I sat down with IFTTT (which has finally gotten powerful enough), and puzzled out how to do this right. This IFTTT Applet takes your Dreamwidth RSS feed as its input, and requires that you hook IFTTT up to your Facebook account. Given that, whenever you post something to Dreamwidth, it (eventually -- it takes a while) reads that post off your RSS feed, rebuilds the HTML into something that looks acceptable on Facebook (basically, it turns your post into Markdown), and posts it as a status update on Facebook, with a link back to the original DW article.
I can't promise that it's perfect -- it handles the most common HTML, but almost certainly will choke on complicated stuff. But it seems to be a pretty good compromise, and I've been using it successfully for a month or two now.
Here is the source code for the Filter at the heart of that, if anybody wants to take it in hand and enhance it for their own use. For an example of how things get translated, see this DW post and how it looks on Facebook.
Use it as appropriate, and please pass this along to anybody who might care...
It's that day of the week again. If you have a link but not the time or energy to post a full entry, comment on this entry. Or if a link or discussion sparks a thought, comment or join in the discussion.
It's time for another question thread!
- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
You can now register online and pay by PayPal for ConCertino 2018. The early bird rate of $55 is good through July 31. You can also get a supporting membership if you think you might not be coming, or you can buy a premier membership to give extra support to the convention.
There are two sets of prices. You can help us out by including the PayPal fee in your payment, or you can choose not to.
The convention will be June 29-July 1, in Dedham, Mass. Guests will be Cecilia Eng, Errol Elumir, Erwin Strauss (Filthy Pierre), and Gabrielle Gold. We hope lots of you will be there!
Another week, another links collection entry. You know how this goes; if there's a link you'd like to discuss but don't want to make a post for, put it here. If something here catches your eye and you want to discuss it more, feel free.
Now that we've reached entry #10, I'd also like to ask - are these link collection posts useful for people? Or are they just spamming your reading page? The intention was that the posts could make things easier for people with low spoons, but I'm not certain whether or not it's succeeding in that goal or not. What does everyone think? Even if you haven't commented on these posts in the past, I'm interested in your views.