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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.

Jeremy Cherfas

Not that he needs it, but let me offer @matigo as my Micro Monday suggestion.

Jeremy Cherfas

As I start work on my monthly review, it occurs to me that despite having signed up for @belle's excellent roundup of reviews, and checking my spam folder, I've never received a single one.

Jeremy Cherfas

I am **very** firmly of the opinion that cross posting original stuff from one site to another ought to be a considered decision on each occasion. Yes, that’s just me. It could be you too. Add a little friction; you know it makes things better.

Jeremy Cherfas

Better download that then, pronto. Thanks for the tip-off.