Mechasparrow

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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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Updated Website

Hey everyone. I’ve been focused on school and work related matters recently, so I haven’t had much time to work on the blog. Before I was about to start blogging, I realized I needed to make some changes to the website.

The main feature that I added to the website was a work page. I listed links to my Github, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt page. In addition, I also wrote an excerpt for notable projects that I have worked and am currently working on.

Next Steps

The next features that will be added to the website will be a category and archive page.

The category page is for organizing my several blog posts and content more effectively.

The archive page is needed because I still have quite a bit of blog posts from Medium that I need to move over.


Well that’s it for today’s developments. If you enjoy my work/writing please be sure to share or comment below. You can also contact me directly at mechasparrow@gmail.com

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