I've been really enjoying the Flash Briefing in the mornings, but I have a request. There are several feeds which don't update as often as others (some update multiple times a day, some every few days). When I'm listening to the news in the morning, it's incredibly frustrating to hear a duplicate of what I heard the previous day. However right now my only option is to tell Alexa to skip that item, or just remove it from the list.
I would prefer if Alexa could keep track of whether she's already played a particular item, and quietly skip over it if there is nothing new in that particular feed. This would make the experience much better, and I'd be able to add a lot more flash briefing sources without worrying about hearing old content!
Attempting an Instant Pot hot sauce recipe tonight!
• 2 cups cherry tomatoes
• 2 carrots
• 1 small onion
• 1.5 cups habaneros
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 cup rice vinegar
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 cup Mustard
• 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Chop the carrots, onion, garlic and habaneros. They don't have to be super fine. Sauté the onions in the instant pot until translucent. Add everything and set to high pressure for 4 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally, or you'll get a room full of capsaicin and you will regret it. Blend with an immersion blender.
Notes on the outcome of this recipe will follow!
I just had a moment of realization, and took less than an hour to implement a fix for this website that has been bugging me for at least a year.
I now cache a hash of the file contents in the database, and when viewing a post, if the hash has changed, I rebuild the DB index. This saves me the step of going in and running the "rebuild index" command when I hand-edit files.