The SEB del.icio.us link list is now active.

I’ve gotten around to implementing The Bo$$‘s idea about setting up a del.icio.us link list for SEB so that members can add bookmarks to various items of interest without having to create an entire submission for. You can check out the list as it currently stands by clicking here. Next up is deciding how we want to handle who can submit items to the list. Bo$$ suggested having folks drop me an email and ask for the user name and password on the account so you can set up your own bookmarklets for use in your browser, but I was poking around to see if I might be able to find an automated way to submit links similar to how folks can submit entries. I’m open to hearing from you folks how you think it would be best to handle it. Speak up. Make your voice heard. Let me know what you think.

14 thoughts on “The SEB del.icio.us link list is now active.

  1. They do have experimental blog posting which you can use if EE supports XML-RPC (which it probably does).  It posts the day’s links as a single blog post, but is still experimental.

    As for submitting links, delicious has a lovely API and maybe there’s a plugin for using it.

    (I’m a power del.icio.us user and am subscribed to the mailing list, so maybe I can cook up some PHP code, though I’m not familiar with EE).

  2. XML-RPC? Or MetaWeblog? I saw the submit an entry to your blog feature and I’ll look into what it needs and how it does it. The API does allow for the submission of links, but it appears it doesn’t handle the passing of the login info which would mean I’d still have to hand it out to whomever wanted to be able to contribute.

    There’s no existing plugins for EE that work with del.icio.us, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make one.

  3. Give us time, Les.  I know it will take me a little while to get the concept and understand what to do with it.  red face  Looks like a nifty idea, though.

  4. When we post, how conservative should we be with our tags? I tend to be very conservative; I don’t wanna create a tag I know I’m never gonna use again.

    Don’t forget that we need a method to make sure the same link isn’t posted twice. Shouldn’t be too hard.  (Or will it be?)

  5. I dont normally develope web stuff but there should be a PHP MySQL library. You can put the posted links into a MySQL DB and then every time someone tries to post a link run it against the MySQL DB.

    Cheers bunBun

  6. Not to mention TheBo$$ are you the person who deals with all the code sitting behind this blog?

    Cheers BunBun

  7. Give us time, Les.  I know it will take me a little while to get the concept and understand what to do with it.

    I believe The Bo$$‘s idea was that SEB regulars would be given the login info for the SEB del.icio.us account and allowed to add to it. It’s basically a remote bookmark tool with tagging support. I’ll be able to import the bookmarks into SEB as a series of posts at the end of each day or as a linklist on a separate page. The idea is to use it for important links (such as the James Randi Educational Foundation) or for items of interest that don’t warrant a full-blown entry. That sort of thing.

  8. i like naked girls

    So does everyone else here, except maybe Brock.

    Not to mention TheBo$$ are you the person who deals with all the code sitting behind this blog?

    Nah, that’s Les’ job (though I do know a fair bit of XHTML/CSS/PHP/JavaScript). I just post entries/comments and lurk around these parts. Don’t let my name fool you, I’m not the boss of anything. If you knew my real name you’d know why I don’t use it.

  9. Cool. I do C, Java, and PERL. However I ahte doing web stuff. I like low level networking/encryption and other sort of comp sci problems.

    Cheers BunBun

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