Bridgy’s original Facebook support died in 2018 when they disabled a few key APIs that it depended on. We tried a number of alternatives to keep it going, but none of them worked…until this browser extension. We’re back, baby!
One of my guilty pleasures is waiting until one of our cats yawns, and then sticking my finger just inside their mouth so they unintentionally bite down on it. They look so confused and nonplussed, every single time. Never gets old.
(I’m probably going to pet owner hell. 🤷♂️)
Interesting flickering effect in the reflected sunlight. Anyone know what it is?
“Papa, engine earring is the best! Ahahahaha…”
God help us.
Instagram and Facebook have been thorns in Bridgy’s side for many years now, as they both gradually locked down parts of their APIs that Bridgy needed. Facebook also had strong anti-scraping countermeasures, so we were forced to shut it down entirely, but we managed to scrape Instagram enough to keep it limping along. They recently stepped up their countermeasures too, though, and we haven’t been able to keep up.
Fortunately, Bridgy users can log into Instagram legitimately, in their own browsers, so a browser extension lets us piggyback on that legit usage and scrape out the data they want us to have. Shh, don’t tell, it’s our little (open source) secret.
Learned a new word from my kid’s report card today.
- the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry.
- the patterns of stress and intonation in a language.
Running a successful open source project is just Good Will Hunting in reverse, where you start out as a respected genius and end up being a janitor who gets into fights.