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This extension for Mozilla Firebird adds a context menu option to blog a link to the current page and the selected text (if any) in your LiveJournal. Mozilla Application Suite and Netscape7 are also supported. Last version also supports DeepestSender client.
My LJ post bookmarklet launches a LiveJournal post form that contains current url+title+selected-text (so it's more fun if you select some text).
The content is formatted the way I like it:
[hosted by 666kb.com]
Hope you like this format too, but here's the JS in a more readable form in case you want to modify it (should be in a single line, of course).
Based on Gary Mort's code.
The way to use it is to create a bookmarklet and paste the code above as the URL. When you get to a NYT "registration required" page, click the bookmarklet and it will let you in.
A common del.icio.us usage pattern is to tag the current page with "todo" or "toread", for something interesting you don't want to process just now.
I found a bookmarklet, "one del.icio.us click" for this. It sort of works: you end up on the post screen with the "toread" tag pre-filled, but you have to submit the form yourself. You also see an ugly error message.
I want less interaction. I wrote a bookmarklet that uses the del.icio.us API in an iframe to actually post the current page. You get an alert that tells you it was tagged; remove it if you want no feedback at all.
The name is set to the page title and the description is set to the selected text between quotes, if there is a selection.
I've only tested this in Firefox. Probably needs minor adjustments for other browsers.
Bookmark this: "toread" on del.icio.us
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