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Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on miklb.com :

Me neither! Came up yesterday in a MOOC I am studying. It's the little things ...

Jeremy Cherfas

You could do worse than look at @WithKnown for a reasonably simple solution. It isn't quite as easy to use, but it isn't that difficult either.

Jeremy Cherfas

Managed about an hour of "gardening" before the drizzle began. So that's good.

Jeremy Cherfas

@rosemaryorchard Have you looked at the hibbitts design open publishing space for Gerav and Git?

Jeremy Cherfas

Absolutely correct. The people are eager and willing to help, and I would not have got anywhere without them. Which is why I am careful to say that I see no deliberate effort to exclude anyone. But as you say, it isn't ready for everyone either. Nor will it be, I don't think.

Jeremy Cherfas

2018-04-11

1 min read

Digging into how withknown creates RSS feeds, I can see two things.

One is that for a status post, which has no title, `<title>` is a truncated version of the post content, although the level of truncation seems to vary. Not sure why.

The other is that even status posts, with a truncated `<title>`, have a full `<description>` that includes `p-name` and `e-content` and even `entry-content`.

But micro.blog does not seem to read `<description>` at least not when it is coming from my withknown RSS feed.

Puzzling.

Jeremy Cherfas

Is there, anywhere, a definitive guide to how micro.blog truncates posts it receives via RSS?

Jeremy Cherfas

Strange question, I know, but ... Is there any way I can restrict access to a post in WP without having to make people jump through **any** hoops to see it?

There are lots of solutions that allow only registered users to see a specific post. What I want ideally is a link I can give people that will work for them and not for anyone else. A page hidden from anyone who does not have that link.

The idea is to give email subscribers and other supporters access either exclusively or well in advance of the general public.

Jeremy Cherfas

Just read a horrible coinage: autonomobile. Cars were never automobile without a driver. We are still waiting for a truly automobile means of transport.

Jeremy Cherfas

This is worrying. I received a message from Fastmail saying I had reached my sending limit for the day. Impossible. I raised a ticket and 8.5 hours later got confirmation my account had been compromised. I'll say this for Fastmail; the recovery process is superb. The worrying part is that I **know** I did not reply to any phishing expedition. So how did it happen? Brute force, maybe. Pwned, maybe.