February 7th, 2021


We code - second attempt

That was some football season. Super Bowl 55. Makes me wonder just how
hard the football commission is trying to make amends with Colin
Kaepernick, what with the number 55 doubling as a subliminal SS,
symbolic of Schutzstaffel.

Anyway, don't read into anything I say in this post. I'm just playing
around with xmpp technology to try to grasp my head around it.
Theoretically, I feel as if I will understand networks and servers
more better if I knew how to manipulate all the old obsolete apps out
there that nerds like me utilize to update blogs, send emails, create
rss readers, etc.

So that's about it. Nothing to see here. Move on.


Eye to eye
sidewinding eyeballs as a whole

This is the thing about my blog set–up. A few days back I posted six times because I was texting test messages, from my phone, from the SMS Messages app, because I knew that I could update that way. I had already tested the way emails react with the lj servers when pictures are attached. They're saved in my Unsorted album. And as it turns out, that's the same folder where the eyeball doodle above is stashed, which stands to reason because the protocol that I used on Telegram was the Gmail bot.

One of the things that was puzzling me about SMS texting image attachments was this line of text Sent from my mobile. "________________________________________" that appears in red before the lj-cut that hides the graphic. Where does it come from and how can I customize it to stop? Well, I couldn't figure that out just yet. I think if I can figure out how telegram bots work, I might be able to come up with a way that's as easy as SMS updates to lj, but utilizing the Gmail bot in Telegram to do so.

Now I'm not saying it's going to be easy. I'm saying it'll be worth the effort because, as it is, I don't even understand how to manipulate Mime formatting when I send my blog updates via eMail. Plus, the fact that I might gain some knowledge in the mysteries behind XMPP and other server references like PHP, etc. I may be making strides in my goal to learn XML.

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Message too large. 3rd attempt. Ta-dah!

Gonna try to get to bed early tonight. Planning on dozing off to sleep while trying to read a few chapters from the multitude of books I have lined up to read.
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So It seems my plan is coming to fruition. I copied the advanced option features that can be used when updating lj thru an e-mail app. I have it saved in a Telegram channel. You know, this all came up when I searched and search for information on how Telegram channels can be used with lj. There is no info on that, and my conclusion is that Telegram is prehistoric (as well as XMPP technology), so it makes no sense for the lj wizards to spend any time incorporating the servers for it's own API. It is more troublesome to use Telegram to post rather than using SMS, but I don't like that red line I cannot figure out how to nip in the bud. Using an eMail app to send an update is even easier than using Telegram, but I remember trying to make it work for me and keeping the advanced options handy so I can refer to them (cheatsheet) was near impossible. I tried creating draft emails that I could save on the server so whenever I wanted to refer to the cheatsheet, it was simply a matter of opening up one of the drafts and editing my options. What happened there was I would use the draft eMail itself, instead of copying and pasting the cheatsheet info onto the eMail I was composing to update my blog. I'm hoping that with Telegram, the channel with the cheatsheet information on it won't be lost. It's going to take some getting use to. I may be playing around with uploading more blasé photos if only to remember that 5Mb is the limit for sending eMail attachments.
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