So Paul Hammond created webkit2png which is a lovely little command-line script for a Mac that goes and grabs a full screenshot of a web-page – full length on the page. It can also do a variety of other whatsits and hoojis which are really cool. So what I want someone to do now is to make a little app that sits your Mac which you can stick your remaindered linkloggery into – a little app that:
- Is templatable;
- Posts the links to del.icio.us and any other link aggregation place (damned if I’m going to leave all my lovely posts on someone else’s system without hooking into mine);
- Grabs a screenshot of the page concerned (can be overwritten if you’re linking to something random);
- Posts the whole she-bang to your linklog (complete with lovely little screencap) via the various weblog APIs;
- If someone could make it some kind of plug-in for my browser or make it triggerable via an AppleScript or something, that would be nice too.
To be honest, I’m not sure this is quite what I want, but it’s becoming clear to me that the area of the linklog is in enormous need of some refactoring and rationalisation work. I don’t really think it’ll sort itself out until one or more of the weblog companies actually puts in some templates and structures designed to support it directly, but I’m not sure how likely that is to happen…