Yet another Blosxom plugin, ASIN. This one lets you write links in your entries like
<a href="asin:B000003RGY">current music</a>
The asin plugin will turn it into the appropriate Amazon link.

I was prompted to write this by Kottke's post about a change Amazon made to URL formats. Used to be you could go to Amazon, copy the URL for a page, paste it into your blog and slap on your associate ID and you'd get the credit. No more, now you have to construct the URLs very carefully. This plugin makes it simpler.

I hope I got the URL format right. I'm sticking in the undocumented ref=nosim - I think it's obnoxious that Amazon defaults my links to 'buy more crap'.

  2003-03-02 00:39 Z