Tuesday Nov 13, 2007

TOTD #17: Backing Up your Blog Posts on Roller

This TOTD explains how to back up your blog posts hosted on Roller-based installations. The instructions are borrowed from Rich's original post.

  1. Download blogapps-examples (1.0.4 as of this writing).
  2. Go to the directory blogapps-examples-1.0.4\\java and invoke ant.
  3. Go to blogapps-examples-1.0.4\\java\\ex02\\dist\\grabber directory and edit config.properties to match your settings. My config file looks like:

    download_dir=./bsc_saved
    blog_apitype=metaweblog
    blog_username=arungupta
    blog_password=<my password>
    blog_id=arungupta
    blog_url=http://blogs.sun.com/roller-services/xmlrpc
    max_entries=1000
  4. If you are running behind a firewall, add proxy host and port information to Grabber.bat as:

    java -Dhttp.proxyHost=<proxy host> -Dhttp.proxyPort=<proxy port> -classpath %_cp_% com.manning.blogapps.extra02.Grabber %1 %2 %3
  5. And run the script Grabber.bat.

All the blog entries are locally stored in the directory specified in config.properties (./bsc_saved in this case). And a convenient grabber-index.html page is generated that indexes all the entries.

There are multiple directories in my blog resources. Moreover I'd like to link the resources to my backed up blog posts as well. So backing up resources seems like a slightly more involved process so I'll try that later. Otherwise Grabber is very cool and convenient for those in-flight and airport lounge times :)

Please leave suggestions on other TOTD that you'd like to see. A complete archive is available here.

Technorati: totd blogs roller grabber

Thursday Aug 30, 2007

First time - Blog at top rank

Oh gosh, this is exciting!

Thanks Eduardo for the tip!

Technorati: blogs rank bsc hotblog

Monday Jul 16, 2007

Blog in top 3 today

My blog (Miles to go ...) is at third position in hot blogs today, how cool is that ?

Thanks to all of you and please continue suggesting more topics on which you'd like to see entries.

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Tuesday Feb 27, 2007

jMaki, Phobos, Grizzly, and Toplink Essentials Aggregator

I built some more aggregators (mashing up feeds from Bloglines, Findory, Google Blog Search, Technorati, IceRocket) and here is the complete list:

Aggregator Search Term
Sun WSIT Bloggers All Sun WSIT Bloggers
GlassFish in Blogosphere glassfish
jMaki Aggregator jmaki
Phobos Aggregator phobos + scripting
Grizzly Aggregator grizzly + glassfish
Toplink Essentials Aggregator toplink + essentials

UPDATE: Found this great Yahoo! Pipes video tutorials.

Technorati: WSIT GlassFish YahooPipes Blogs jMaki Phobos Grizzly Toplink Essentials

WSIT Blog Aggregator

Following up from previous blog, I cloned the GlassFish Pipe to create a new pipe that aggregate feeds from Sun WSIT bloggers. Instead of searching different blog engines, as in GlassFish pipe, this is an aggregate of all the feeds produced by the WSIT team at Sun. You can subscribe to the RSS feed of this pipe to view all the entries from the WSIT engineering team.

Technorati: WSIT GlassFish YahooPipes Blogs

Monday Feb 26, 2007

GlassFish in Blogosphere Pipe

Ashutosh created a Yahoo Pipe for WSIT to track WSIT-related blogs. This is useful as I don't need to search through multiple sites to find out the information. This is useful stuff so I created a new GlassFish Pipe to track GlassFish blog traffic by mashing up feeds from Bloglines, Technorati, Google Blogsearch, Findory, and IceRocket. If you want to create your own pipe, start here. An easier way to start is to clone the GlassFish pipe and change the parameters.

Yahoo Pipes is a free online interactive feed aggregator that allows to create data mashups.

Technorati: WSIT GlassFish YahooPipes Blogs

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