What would sometimes be handy
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:11am

is a way to transfer messages back and forth between systems. Something like URLs or maybe passwords (appropriately warned about insecure passwords.)

So, you load perl-test.herokuapp.com and it gives you a text box. You enter your text and it spits out a temporary URL that goes away after about 15 minutes. Maybe even a QR code. After 15 minutes, the text is deleted from the database. One of these days I might get around to writing it... but there's this plugin that lets you generate a QR code in Pale Moon from a URL and that handles most of my use. (I usually look something up on the computer then want to transfer it to the phone.)

  • Perl website test. - Erik_, Wed Jul 27 2022 3:09pm
    I was curious if I could throw up a Perl website on my hosting account. There was thankfully a non-official build pack that let me do it. I created a test subdomain and threw together a very very simple "leave a message" site just to see if it works. ...and it does! It has a very simple DB backend... more
    • What would sometimes be handy- Puckdropper, Thu Aug 04 2022 4:11am
      • QR code functionality added. - Erik_, Thu Aug 04 2022 12:19pm
        Good ideas! Code wise, the QR code was actually really easy to add thanks to CPAN and having a ready-made module to do all the heavy lifiting. The only issue I ran into is what libraries were available on the host server. The original module I tried created "png" files but I was missing the libpng... more
        • Even if you did nediscapp.herokuapp.com/W8F0sd - Puckdropper, Sat Aug 06 2022 3:32am
          It's still useful because you can just delete the characters at the end (if your system doesn't "help" too much) and enter the new stuff. Or the QR code is the link to the website (so it can be as long as you'd like) and the website displays the text. Firefox Android scans it and asks if you'd like... more
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