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Re: External programmatic access to RU?

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  • Scott Loftesness
    I agree. I want something similar: MUOTB = My Userland on the Blackberry! Scott ... from my ... every ... Then, ... RU to ... finds ... it many ... Frontier
    Message 1 of 16 , Feb 20, 2001
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      I agree.

      I want something similar: MUOTB = My Userland on the Blackberry!

      Scott

      --- In radio-userland@y..., "Dave Winer" <dave@u...> wrote:
      > Brilliant!!
      >
      > Dave
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "David Davies" <d.a.davies@b...>
      > To: <radio-userland@y...>
      > Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 4:32 PM
      > Subject: [radio-userland] Re: External programmatic access to RU?
      >
      >
      > > > How does an external program make a call into RU?
      > >
      > > I email my copy of RU to make it do things I want when I'm away
      from my
      > > office.
      > >
      > > Set up an email account and have RU poll it every so often, or
      every
      > minute
      > > as I do when I want to communicate with RU when I'm on the road.
      Then,
      > send
      > > an email to your special RU account containing commands you want
      RU to
      > > execute. RU checks the email account, and executes whatever it
      finds
      > > (security note below). This isn't anew trick, others have done
      it many
      > > times before. I think someone wrote some kind of email daemon for
      Frontier
      > a
      > > while ago.
      > >
      > > By commands, I don't mean script steps, though there's no reason
      why you
      > > couldn't do this (but think of the security issues first).
      > >
      > > A command I use is:
      > >
      > > Subject: add to manila
      > > Message: Whatever I type into the message of the email gets added
      to my
      > > Manila site, time stamped.
      > >
      > > This is great if you want to add weblog items when you're either
      on the
      > road
      > > or away from a web browser. My trusty Nokia 7110 comes in handy
      for this.
      > I
      > > can add a weblog entry from where ever I am, in the middle of a
      field, up
      > a
      > > tree, it doesn't matter. Some of you may remember emailing my
      weblog some
      > > months ago last time I mentioned it on this list.
      > >
      > > You can do just about anything you like with this trick. I also
      use it to
      > > check other email accounts and forward selected messages to my
      phone.
      > > Actually, I use Frontier for this but it amounts to the same
      thing.
      > >
      > > For security, I only allow RU or Frontier to accept email from
      addresses I
      > > specify. You can also add a password to your email messages if
      you're
      > really
      > > worried.
      > >
      > > Other ideas for communicating into RU... Why not use the built in
      web
      > server
      > > and trigger actions via forms you set up in an RU tool. That way
      your copy
      > > of RU is listening for instructions all the time, and it doesn't
      matter
      > what
      > > platform you communicate from. It's called CGI and has been
      around since
      > the
      > > dawn of the web ;-)
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > >
      > > David.
      > >
      > >
      > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
      > > radio-userland-unsubscribe@egroups.com
      > >
      > >
      > >
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