If you are anything like me, (a) how are you finding it? and (b) you probably have a lot of entries in del.icio.us tagged “toread” or “to_read” etc. etc. which you have not got round to actually, y’know, reading.
Yesterday I made the effort to actually print out some of the things I had tagged to read, and – read them!
What I’d like, LazyWeb, therefore – is a site/script/widget/thing that would
- grab the URLs of what I have tagged “to_read” (or an arbitrary tag, of course)
- goes and gets the text found at those URLs (this doesn’t have to be pretty)
- then smooshes them together into a file I can then print or save for later printing.
How about it?
Matt Biddulph contributes this:
OK, you need lynx installed to get a nice dump of html to text file.
For a mac, http://www.osxgnu.org/software/pkgdetail.html?
project_id=226&cat_id=211 might have what you need.
Paste this in a terminal window on any mac or unix machine:
for a in `curl http://del.icio.us/rss/blackbeltjones/toread | grep
'<link>' | cut -d\> -f 2 | cut -d\ toread.txt
and it’ll make reading.txt with a html2text concatenation of all your
Excellent – will try this on the weekend and report back…