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Backup and save your feed content using Google Reader & Mozilla Archives

So, today I wanted to go ahead and backup the content from my Google Reader. What I do is subscribe to my own websites, and my Facebook feeds, my Twitter Feeds, etc. Why? Because, say you want to save all your Twitter posts in a convenient file or archive (every single one). What you would have to do is click ‘more posts’ on the bottom of the page over and over until you get all your tweets. The same for your blogs, and Facebook updates, etc. But, because most of these sites use RSS, and Google archives each and every entry (Twitter, for instance, will only let you go so far back), you can load them all up on one page and save them.

This is how I do it (watch video to see what this actually does):

  1. Make sure you install Mozilla Archive.
    It is going to let you save the entire page (with nothing missing) as a file you can load up on your browser, with all the content, faithfully; even offline.
  2. Load up Google Reader and select the feed (or folder, which is what I do all the time) you want to backup.
  3. Start to scroll down to the very last entry.
    Google Reader, by default, loads up more posts as you scroll down until you’ve loaded them all. To cheat, just middle click your mouse and get the scroll lock feature and let it scroll down automatically. Go grab some coffee, talk to a friend, watch a few YouTube movies to pass the time.
  4. Then File > Save Page as Archive.

It’s the best way I have found to backup your online life. I also save entire blogs this way too, so when offline, I can reference the information later (given they don’t use exerpts).

Note that the backup is going to only go as far back to the date you subscribed to the feed. Because of this, anytime I start a site, or start a new service that supports RSS, I subscribe to it and add it to a ‘backup’ folder in Google Reader.

Hackers Anthem

If you’re hacker you will understand these (without clicking on links!). I call it the Hackers Anthem, and I wrote it today just thinking about what it means to be a ‘hacker’ nower-days. I want to start a project and GPL this and allow others to add to it.

  • I can make money by using tubes that get hit on all day.
  • I blog that Haiti and mail is not hexed and mail, and that si` es yes is not in Spanish, but in English.
  • Many will benefit once they reddit.
  • I build stand hard tables, and it’s helped me to spread my handle throughout the Twitterverse.
  • I live out of backpacks and drink java and my office is always open.
  • I only get charged low payments, under two dollars, to work at Pikes Peak!
  • I press word with.each(key).chain.
  • I know the only function(‘of a function(is to be a function(){for (i<3; to style selectors on a dark canvas && a bespin theme; plus plus) I know Code is Poetry;})’){that returns nothing sometimes.}
  • I’ll Google php.net all day determined to make my F5 fade away, because that’s the life (of a) hacker.
  • Let me take command and I’ll have a shell of a good time!
  • I’ll samba and share the good vi -b before I | exit.
  • I make cookies that taste like wowsers, that I virtually tested until I’m, finally refreshed.
  • I’ll do 6-8 which are not that great. But, I’ll do 9, but not 10, and never have to do it again.
  • I’ll get a little foxy and shine my chrome while I’m on Safari.
  • You are in hell when you try and navigate for seven points though.
  • I’ll get people who hate this.style love this.style.
  • I have faced the books have a pro for a while.
  • In word, hackers unyte when I hit enter there, but I’m never 🙂 when I copy from there.

/page/2 not working in WordPress, “The page isn’t redirecting properly”

Visual overview of the problem

Another quick fix,

The problem I had was when I browsed to http://myblog.com/page/2 I got the error, “The page isn’t redirecting properly,” from Firefox.  I looked through my files and noticed that there was an old page.php file, I renamed it to page_.php and it fixed the problem.

Coding Wars

So I haven’t really been doing any coding the last few months. The majority of my work has been working on computer systems and such. But, recently, I’ve been doing more coding. Also, during my time of absence, I decided to use Google Chrome and Vim sometime along the way. I wanted to check out Chrome and give it a fair try and learn more Vim/Vi. But, today I was coding a website using Google Chrome/Web Tools and Vim and ended up frustrated and not getting any work done until I decided to go back to my old ways…

Vim

Vim is very frustrating. All I had to do was hit a few wrong keys and I could really get frustrated with Vim. Although I found a few features useful (not really features that couldn’t be found in other editors), it was just to cumbersome to use for development. On a server environment it totally makes sense, but in a desktop environment it is clunky. I know it is powerful, I was able to customize tons of stuff- but unless you know where or how to customize it, it really is hard to customize.

Chrome

Chrome is fast! No doubt about it. But, once I really started trying to edit a page, Chrome just kept getting glitchier and glitchier. Chrome is a great browser for regular Internet browsing use. I just inserted an image into my WordPress post and realized I haven’t re-sized an image in the editor in months!

Going Back

But the moment came when, in my frustration, I brought up my typical Notepad++/Firefox/Firebug setup. I spent all day getting tons of coding work done than I have the last two weeks using Chrome and Vim. I had almost forgot how comfortable I was using this as my primary setup.

Bandwagon

I really feel like I just totally got on the bandwagon when it came to Chrome and Vim. I know Vim is useful, I know Chrome is powerful. But, when it comes down to getting real work done, being on the bandwagon was actually a bumpy ride.