My pile of Instapaper automation hacks
I try to automate stuff in my life to remove friction. One of these areas are sharing cool or interesting links I've read. The way I do this is that I mark them with a heart in Instapaper, then I copy the links out and post it before I remove the heart and start over. This would be a really simple task to automate through their API, if they'd bother to answer my request for an token.
The result is that I wrote this script. It is on NPM and you can run it with something like
npx @hjertnes/likes ./pathToFile.csv. The way it works is that you download a CSV export from Instapaper, point the script at the file and it puts the links as a list of markdown links on your pasteboard. Then I paste it into a markdown file and publish it.
Then I paste this
That's it. All of it would be a hell of a lot faster, cleaner if I got access to a proper API.