Beeminding changes to a URL


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Recently I created a now page and wanted to Beemind keeping it updated once a week, ideally as an autodata source, but wasn’t sure of the best way to do that. A bit of Googling turned up these instructions:

which worked great! Now I get a data point automatically every time I push an update to my now page. Essentially urlwatch watches for changes, the script linked above triggers an event on IFTTT, and then from there hooking up the IFTTT event to Beeminder is easy. Of course, this is only helpful to tech-savvy users with access to a machine where they can run a job to periodically check for changes. But I thought it worth posting here in case anyone is ever looking for a solution to a similar sort of problem.