A couple months ago I didn’t even know what bit.ly was, I was using tinyurl for everything. Sheez, how web 1.0 of me. But after bit.ly started using MongoDB for it’s backend services, I started using it for url shortening. I just love the idea of web services, and bit.ly was crying out for a nice OSX implementation. I wanted full OSX compatibility instead of having to bring up a web browser each time I needed to shorten an url. This Automator script turned that all around for me. Now I use bit.ly for almost every url I ever copy/paste.

"> A couple months ago I didn’t even know what bit.ly was, I was using tinyurl for everything. Sheez, how web 1.0 of me. But after bit.ly started using MongoDB for it’s backend services, I started using it for url shortening. I just love the idea of web services, and bit.ly was crying out for a nice OSX implementation. I wanted full OSX compatibility instead of having to bring up a web browser each time I needed to shorten an url. This Automator script turned that all around for me. Now I use bit.ly for almost every url I ever copy/paste.

"> A couple months ago I didn’t even know what bit.ly was, I was using tinyurl for everything. Sheez, how web 1.0 of me. But after bit.ly started using MongoDB for it’s backend services, I started using it for url shortening. I just love the idea of web services, and bit.ly was crying out for a nice OSX implementation. I wanted full OSX compatibility instead of having to bring up a web browser each time I needed to shorten an url. This Automator script turned that all around for me. Now I use bit.ly for almost every url I ever copy/paste.

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OSX + Bit.ly

09 August 2010

A couple months ago I didn’t even know what bit.ly was, I was using tinyurl for everything. Sheez, how web 1.0 of me. But after bit.ly started using MongoDB for it’s backend services, I started using it for url shortening. I just love the idea of web services, and bit.ly was crying out for a nice OSX implementation. I wanted full OSX compatibility instead of having to bring up a web browser each time I needed to shorten an url. This Automator script turned that all around for me. Now I use bit.ly for almost every url I ever copy/paste.