Rolling My Own Short URLs:

Several weeks ago, I heard about YOURLS (get it?), a personal url shortening service. I had tossed around the ideo of using it, but never got around to it. Then (my url shortening service of choice) announced they were shutting their doors, then they weren’t, now they’re “community owned.”

So, just last week I registered to host a YOURLS install, as well as a landing page for my various profiles online. The service is private, meaning only I can post urls to shorten, but it will handle all posts on this blog. At the bottom of each post (eg, Short URL:, you’ll see a short URL listed. It is also included as a <link> tag in the head of the page for auto-discovery. It’s a nifty service.