27 May 2004
(updated 27 May 2004 at 08:27 UTC) »
This is a Test post, with my spiffy new Python/XML-RPC based client for advogato (and maybe livejournal)
Hand edited stuff
Ok so it would seem my program works, boo yeah. I heart python, it took me less then 4 hours to get a working (and easily extendable) program. This is my first adventure in to the world of XML-RPC, and I have to say it's pretty cool. Basically all I needed to do was
foo = xmlrpclib.Server("http://www.advogato.org/XMLRPC")
And boom, I have an object that lets me interact relatively easily
With that said, it would seem that no all sites have as well setup XML-RPC interfaces, I tried to get LiveJournal to talk to me, that took about 2 of the 4 hours. Now that might not sound bad, except when you consider at that point I already had a (basic) understanding of XML-RPC and already had the base python code ready.
Where this is all going
So my new idea, I've decided I don't really like the limited subset of html that advogato lets me use for my diary, so I'm thinking I'll start a LiveJournal account. But now here is the exciting part, I'm thinking once I get this code working right (I really need a name for this project) I'll set it up to take everything I post in my LiveJournal account and strip all the extra html tags out, and post it automatically to my advogato dairy. Thus allowing me to keep my advogato account active, while still giving me more formatting freedom in my dairy.