WordPresser – Developing my personal publishing solution

Since I want to make it easier to work in plural blogs at the same time, I am writing a set of tools to automate publishing in content management systems, namely WordPress blogs. My posts on “urls” and “Spotify playlists” are already happening via such tools, which I collectively call my “WordPresser” solution.
Here is a snapshot of the current version of my simplest HTML interface for publishing. The server side elements do the major work.



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My Spotify Playlist 20190421

I am a “Spotify Explorer”, heavily relying on the service’s “Discover Weekly” feature, to find new good music. As I age, I find myself steering away from music with vocals, since too many lyrics seem “empty” to me, nothing but near-literal repeats of what was sung before. This is one motive to be an “explorer”: to find whatever still rises above the regular offerings and manages to enchant me.
I compile my findings in these public playlists. Check if you enjoy some.


URLs on my browser 20190430

I am an avid WWW surfer, with hundreds of websites visited each month, sometimes daily. I bookmark them all, at least for logging purposes. These posts having the "urls" category, capture what was on my browser on a specific date. I hope you enjoy some of these shared resources.


URLs on my browser 20190428

I am an avid WWW surfer, with hundreds of websites visited each month, sometimes daily. I bookmark them all, at least for logging purposes. These posts having the "urls" category, capture what was on my browser on a specific date. I hope you enjoy some of these shared resources.


Moving Google Chrome’s user data to another location

Imagine you want to move all Chrome’s user data to another location, for space and/or performance, or for other reason(s).

Imagine that the other location is at volume D:

You could do it be creating a symbolic link from the original default location (C:/Users/<your user name>/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data) to, for example, a “D:/chrome.userData” folder.

You’ll need to:
– close Chrome;
– know your Windows login user name (“user” in the example);
– decide to where you want to move the files.

The steps are:
– create the destination directory (e.g.: md “d:/chrome.userData”)
– using Windows Explorer, move (cut) C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data to d:/chrome.userData
– then run the command
mklink /d “C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data” “d:/chrome.userData”

That is it.

PowerShell in Windows Server 2008

To run PowerShell in Windows Server 2008, first make sure that feature is available, by checking the “Server Manager” or simply forcing its availability by running the following command from a regular command prompt:

start ocsetup MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell

Once the feature is installed, you can run it and take advantage of its power. For example, how about learning about all your drivers by typing

Get-WmiObject Win32_LogicalDisk

Useful.