Tuesday, March 28, 2006

YubNub down

Not sure what's up - I've submitted a ticket to my web host (TextDrive) to investigate.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

YubNub scripting continues to evolve

People continue to push the boundaries of what can be done with scripting. On Friday, Stian Haklev asked if there was a way to make a command that opens several browser tabs containing several command results. One day later, Fuska announced the MultiTab command to do just that. Multitab is a really beautiful command (and I do not fully grok the beauty quite yet) -

open {strReplace -find ; -replace %7D;%7Burl+${cmd}+ -string %7Burl+${cmd}+%s%7D}

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Free place to host PHP scripts: Ning

If you need a place to host your PHP scripts, or if you just need somewhere to experiment with PHP, the company I work for (Ning) offers free PHP hosting. Actually the purpose of Ning is to be a platform for social apps, but you can just as easily use it for YubNub scripts :-)

Updated: Jeremy's Picks of Best YubNub Commands

Jeremy Hussell has updated his list of the best YubNub commands, 7 months after his original list.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

YubNub is Rewiring My Thought Paths

From the YubNub Google Group:

-----Original Message-----
From: YubNub@googlegroups.com [mailto:YubNub@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of elzr
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 6:23 PM
To: YubNub
Subject: YubNub is Rewiring My Thought Paths.

Today, as I read through the morning sitting in a cafe, sipping a cold Americano, and with no laptop handy, I found myself writing all sorts of notes and little reminders to myself in every scrap of paper I could get my hands on. What I found remarkable was not the actual content of the notes but the form they naturally took. I wrote "rae edomita" where I would have previously written "Que significa edomita?" (Spanish for "What does 'edomita' mean?"); "iy kingfisher bird" instead of "What does a Kingfisher bird look like?"; "a Markov process" instead of "Find out what's a Markov process."; "am Gravity and Grace" instead of "Find out about this 'Gravity and Grace' book."; "wp Edward Fredkins" instead of "Who is this Edward Fredkins?"; and so on, and so on...

YubNub is rewiring my thought paths, I'm thinking in commands now! As I sat there pondering this epiphany, I thought I'd post to the YubNub Group about it. I wrote something like "yubgrub -new YubNub Is Rewiring My Thought Paths." and the first thing I did as soon as I got near a computer was implement that little command (the rewiring goes both ways!).

Cheers to YubNub!