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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Entries for Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

Guardian Unlimited: Comment is free

The Grauniad’s answer to the Huffington Post. Looking forward to see how this fleshes out.

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Amazon Associates bookmarklet

Many moons ago, I wrote a bookmarklet that makes it easy to build an Amazon referrer link for the item you’re currently viewing, stripping out all the cruft and crap that are in their default URLs, ready to paste into a blog or email.

Amazon have changed their URL styles a couple of times since then, and although I tweaked my personal bookmarklet, I never updated the one hosted here. An email today prompted me to sort this out.

So for your viewing pleasure, here’s the latest version of the bookmarklet. Drag it onto your toolbar, edit it to change the referrer ID from mine to yours, browse to an Amazon page, and click it to get a cruft-free referrer-fee-activated link.

Amazon.com Bookmarklet

I’ve tested it in Firefox 1.5 and IE 6. Let me know if you have any problems.

UPDATE: It don’t work in Safari. I’ve had a quick nosey, and it’s just chucking out “Parse error”. I may or may not fix this depending on whether or not I can be arsed. Also, most feedreaders are mangling the Javascript. Try viewing this page on my website (I know… how 2002!) to get the bookmarklet.

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.