Saturday, January 05, 2013

Tumblr API with Python is a disaster, let's try with Ruby

Now, I give up on using a wrapper and will be happy to use a command line program to post stuff on Tumblr.

https://github.com/mwunsch/tumblr

Now, unlike Python, this package is easy to install:

sudo apt-get install rubygems
gem install tumblr-rb

that's it.
Wow, Ruby is so great! Wait, too bad it doesn't work either:

tumblr authorize
It's stuck.

Nevermind, it can't be a Python or Ruby problem, Tumblr API sucks big time,

Best simple pain-free solution: use email interface that Tumblr gives you in your dashboard and send mail with a python script: much, much simpler. It doesnt work with youtube embedded videos though.

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