If you read these lines because you’re thinking that I’m going to rant about Huffduffer I have to disappoint you. I’m all for swear words, but I try to keep them down to a minimum on this blog.
Here’s what it’s all about: lately, Brett Terpstra linked to it latr.fm. It’s a web service that allows you to bookmark podcasts so that you can listen to them later. I haven’t tried the service - since I didn’t want to sign up a service where I can’t read anything upfront before doing so - but my guess is that it works just like Huffduffer.
I like the idea behind web apps like these, but in general prefer to self-host smaller apps. So here’s my suggestion for the like-minded: if you you’re capable of hosting your own website/app and have PHP on board, here are my two suggestions. Rafael Bugajewski’s fuck-huff-duff or the more visually appealing fork named ping- by Jered Benoit which you might know from his OmniFocus AppleScript collection.
It’s a breeze to setup:
(1) Copy the whole folder to the web server.
(2) Change permissions of
urls.yamlto be either writable by the web-server or world-writable (
chmod 666 urls.yaml).
(3 Visit the just copied folder and drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar.
(4) Subscribe to the feed via one of the links on that page.
If you like to swear there’s an optional step 5: yell out loud “Fuck Huff Duff!”
PS: you don’t have to miss the comfort of the Huffduffer bookmarklet, both GitHub projects offer a bookmarklet, too. This is ping-: