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A realpath Implementation in Bash

I was recently informed of an issue with the in-development version of trash (one of the utilities in tools-osx) that required using an absolute path internally instead of a relative path. In most languages one can just run a path through realpath() to get the absolute path for a relative path, but bash (which trash was developed in) doesn’t have an equivalent. Many people suggest readlink, but it’s generally only included in Linux distributions, so BSD-based operating systems (incl. Mac OS X) are a bit out of luck.

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tntk Command Line Newton Compiler

Yesterday, Eckhart Köppen announced that he’s started piecing together a command line Newton compiler named tntk, based on NEWT/0 & DCL:

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WooRank

A brand spankin’ new website analysis tool aimed at improving SEO, but it’s already proven itself useful for fixing a few minor issues on a number of my sites. It certainly doesn’t cover everything, but it’s clean, concise, and covers a very good base.

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SublimeVideo

A slick new, free HTML5 video player coming soon. Featuring:

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Reducing Authoring Time with Textpattern Bookmarklets

Posting around here has been sporadic, at best, lately. With little to no time to author full articles this time of year, I figured I’d better improve the efficiency of my quick linking to tidbits I’ve found elsewhere online. I’ve got a ‘hyper’ section in Textpattern (my CMS of choice) for just such a task, akin to and inspired by the Daring Fireball Linked List, but it’s actually more cumbersome to post to. I usually include a quote and the title from the target site, it’s URL, switch it to the ‘hyper’ section, add some tags and a little commentary. A bookmarklet that could pull in much of that data for me to just tweak and comment could drastically reduce the amount of tab switching and cutting & pasting required.

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Optimizing HTML

Juriy Zaytsev’s overview of what can safely be cleaned up in HTML these days to save a few kilobytes per page load and simplify your markup at the same time.

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24 ways 2008

[T]he advent calendar for web geeks.

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My mta_article_id Textpattern Plug-in

I wrote a quick Textpattern plug-in today to spit back a “URL title” for an article ID instead of the numerical “ID” that <txp:article_id /> does and called it mta_article_id. Basically it’s intended to be a replacement of article_id.

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