Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Phones and Evernote

Already bought a replacement spare phone on eBay. The auction ended at $20, which is a bit lower than the usual $25-30 for this model of used phones. Free shipping too and I believe this is the same seller as the last time. Funny, I was about to pay for it when I saw that I hadn't updated my credit card info at Paypal. I thought I did that when it expired and the new card arrived in the mail but apparently not.

Got some yardwork done this afternoon. Collected all the fallen branches in the backyard and chopped those up ready for the yard waste drop-off center. Also cleaned the rain gutters.

Then in the evening, I did more work on the Evernote Delicious bookmarks import script. It's yet another of those little projects I haven't been talking about until it's almost done. What it does is it takes an export file from Delicious, parses it, and uses the Evernote API to create a notebook with one note for each bookmark. There's a lot more under the hood, mostly to handle rough patches in the Evernote API. For example, the API has a predefined set of error codes but once in a while, it throws a fit and produces a weird error. The script has to be robust enough to handle that too. Also, as I found out on one particularly long run of the script, the authentication token has to be refreshed periodically. This whole exercise shouldn't be necessary because Evernote had its own Delicious import feature but that seems to have disappeared from the UI. Regardless, I've learnt a lot of things that I can use in other Evernote automation projects.
Tags: cell phones, delicious, evernote, yardwork

  • Metro Gathering 2019

    The last few years, Metro Gathering was in October and had a Halloween theme. This year though, the geocaching mega event is in September and has a…

  • Metro Gathering 2018

    I was in Northern New Jersey October 18 thru 22 for Metro Gathering, the only geocaching mega event I've been attending annually. I went to fewer…

  • Patuxent Ponds

    16 years ago, I lived in Northern New Jersey and I used to travel very far from home because at the time, geocaches were few and far between. One of…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded