Recent Posts

Tweeting from Jekyll

As a similar plugin to PubSubHubbub, I wanted to be able to have Jekyll automatically tweet whenever a new post occurs. So I wrote the code below: If you want to use it, you'll need to create an app within Twitter, and get oauth keys.


Jekyll and PubSubHubbub

Recently, I read up on Dr. Drang's and Nathan's PubSubHubbub work. This blog is powered by Jekyll, and I wanted in on the fun.


Books to read

This is a selection of books that are suggested reading. Crossed off books have been read by dp.


sql2xls.pl: Uploading SQL data to Google Docs

I created sql2xls.pl initially about 6 months ago, because I was tired of trying to remember to MySQL's SELECT … INTO syntax. Plus, then I'd have to download the CSV, format it in a method that MS Office could use, and then email the data.


So Long Fancy, and Thanks For All The Fish

This morning, a friend of mine had to have one of her dogs put down. Fancy was a wonderful friend to our dogs on the couple of times we took care of her.


Creating an Online Life Timeline

Recently, I've been interested in building a timeline of my online life. Essentially, anything that "happens" to me, online, should be recorded by me somehow.


Restoring a lost file from your cache in Chrome

Recently, I switched the software that generates this blog from a custom Perl script that I built to a Jekyll based system. The migration itself went fairly well.