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Implemented Medium Archiving

Just today I completed the medium archiving process. You can now view the archives at

/archive

How did I implement it?

I went over to medium. There I downloaded an archive of all my posts I wrote. They were saved as pure HTML files.

I put them all into a folder labeled “archive”

I then created a page that iterates through each page and links to it.

bad news: They are still pure HTML files :(

I would still mark it as an success

Please be sure to check out the archived posts at

/archive or on my Medium page

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Archiving Medium Posts

I recently stated that I would be moving off Medium and writing mainly on my personal website.

Main issue with this though is I have quite a bit of stories on Medium.

Solution?

So the solution to this is pretty simple actually. Medium allows writers to download a zipped archive of all their posts.

I will just have to create a page on a website that links to all archived posts. They will be viewed as unstyled HTML webpages.

I’m sorry :P


That’s it for now on this piece of development. I will update about this once it is completed.

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Building Alkonost: Aggregated RSS News Reader

Hello.

Overview

I’m currently working on this new project called Alkonost. It’s basically an web app that gives you news from a variety of sources.

I’m building it right now to help diversify my own news reading. Version 1.0 will have a set amount of connected new feeds and categories.

The initial categories for the app will be

  • Tech
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Politics

The tech

The application is mostly built with the ionic framework. It is a useful tool for building mobile web applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I highly recommend if you are trying to build hybrid applications.

I also have to write a RSS parser in the app. I found a library that does most of the hard work for me. However, there is still some kinks I need to work out.

Most of the tech for this project was built out 2 months back for a tutorial I created. I am repurposing that code and publishing it.

The main issue right now is the exerpts creation. A user should not be able to view the entire article within the app. Instead, they should only be able to view an shortened version.


I will write more regarding this project as it progresses. That’s all I have for now.

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