post by AABoyles · 2017-09-22T20:48:41.200Z · LW · GW · 2 comments

I have created the latest in a long history of independent, disorganized projects to scrape collections of posts from LessWrong into ebooks. A few selected examples of others:

...Not to mention the official version of the Sequences. So, why could we possibly need another?

LessWrong 2.0.

If LessWrong 2.0 is voted to replace LessWrong Classic (see point 4), All the existing aggregators will break. This isn't a big deal, since they really only need to run once (correctly) in order to create the ebook, but anyone who wants to modify them and scrape new ebooks won't be able to use them.

Separately, Scott Alexander's Codex is open for reading now that the site is in open beta. Not that all this content wasn't available elsewhere before, but this is the most promising linearly-organized collection of (some of) his writings I've seen. I want to read it, and as I read most things, I want to do it on my ebook reader. I'm sharing this on the off chance I'm not alone.

Currently, it only compiles The Codex. I may add others later, though HPMOR and R:A-Z seem vastly less urgent, since they're already available as ebooks elsewhere.

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[Edit: This issue has been resolved.]


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comment by Ben Pace (Benito) · 2017-09-22T23:30:05.079Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi! I believe we've fixed the bug with The Codex, and now all links should work. Let me know this is false.

comment by AABoyles · 2017-09-23T01:57:57.463Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hey Ben, I just re-ran it and it worked very well. Thanks a lot!