useful things

Keeping a digital book library

I wanted to keep a digital library of all the books I own, some physical, some digital (mostly on my Kindle). Thanks to Katy Decorah much of the work had been done for me. Including a Shortcut for my phone. I embellished Katy’s version with a scan QR Barcode action. So I can easily scan the ISBN of any book, append a timestamp ISO format of course. and then trigger an issue to be raised on GitHub using their API and a Token.

The issue has a label, and this triggers and Action which includes commiting the change to my repo without me needing to do anything else

Screenshot of GitHub commits by Actions User

All the data is in in YML so can be exported or used as needed.

Published 23 May 2022, with 138 words.