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Extract URL From Apple News URL

I wrote a small script to convert an Apple News URL into a regular URL. Here it is. I usually need this on macOS and have a terminal handy so a Python script works well for me. You could extract the logic and make a different automation out of it, e.g. an iOS Shortcut. Do share if you do :-)

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Script Kitty

We wanted to adopt a kitten from the Oregon Humane Society. In these days of the pandemic, their adoption process has changed and you’re only allowed to apply online. So we checked their website regularly. That’s when we noticed that demand is very high these days so the window to apply was very short. New kittens would get posted but by the time we noticed and applied, they would already have been spoken for.

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Importing Foursquare/Swarm history into Day One

I’ve been journaling in Day One for some time now. I like it for a lot of reasons, and it’s working out great. So far I’ve been using it as a plain old journal, where you write what’s on your mind. Recently, I decided that I wanted to get my digital history into it as well. One of the first things that came to mind was my Foursquare/Swarm checkin history which goes back to 2009.

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