Re: External programmatic access to RU?
- I agree.
I want something similar: MUOTB = My Userland on the Blackberry!
--- In radio-userland@y..., "Dave Winer" <dave@u...> wrote:
> ----- 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
> > office.
> > Set up an email account and have RU poll it every so often, or
> > as I do when I want to communicate with RU when I'm on the road.
> > an email to your special RU account containing commands you want
> > execute. RU checks the email account, and executes whatever it
> > (security note below). This isn't anew trick, others have done
> > times before. I think someone wrote some kind of email daemon for
> > while ago.
> > By commands, I don't mean script steps, though there's no reason
> > 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
> > Manila site, time stamped.
> > This is great if you want to add weblog items when you're either
> > or away from a web browser. My trusty Nokia 7110 comes in handy
> > can add a weblog entry from where ever I am, in the middle of a
> > tree, it doesn't matter. Some of you may remember emailing my
> > 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
> > Actually, I use Frontier for this but it amounts to the same
> > For security, I only allow RU or Frontier to accept email from
> > specify. You can also add a password to your email messages if
> > worried.
> > Other ideas for communicating into RU... Why not use the built in
> > and trigger actions via forms you set up in an RU tool. That way
> > of RU is listening for instructions all the time, and it doesn't
> > platform you communicate from. It's called CGI and has been
> > dawn of the web ;-)
> > Cheers,
> > David.
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