Down with tinyurl! (was Re: importing excel data into a python matrix?)

Tim Harig usernet at
Mon Sep 20 12:01:07 CEST 2010

On 2010-09-20, Tim Harig <usernet at> wrote:
> On 2010-09-20, Seebs <usenet-nospam at> wrote:
>> On 2010-09-20, Tim Harig <usernet at> wrote:
>>> 	If you want this behavior by default, you can easily wrap urlview
>>> 	to automatically add the prefix.
>> True, but since my news reading is not on the machine my web browser is
>> on, it seems like it might get annoying.
> You could simply place the filter in slrn; then, any urls that you see in
> your reader would already be shown with the preview prefix suitable for cut
> and paste mechanisms.  If you wanted, you can even have your script
> download the preview and automatically convert it back to the full
> origional URL.

I should add that there are browser extensions that do just this.

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