Jed had a great idea the other day, so I’ll give him all the credit up front.
The Amazon Affiliate Program Tiny URL Maker
*Loud billowing god-like voice comes down from heaven*
World! I give to you, the TinyAmazonAffiliateURL.
*Squeaky little voice shouts up from a law firm*
(the true name of this program has been changed to protect the fact that I don’t know what it should be)
The Short Story without a Moral
So, alas, I whipped together a very rough program to search for amazon products and with your affiliate number/key, you can not only get the url to the amazon product, but I throw it through the TinyURL hoops and come out with a really short URL that obfuscates (read: hides) the affiliate key.
This little script is useful for a few reasons. First, it’s quick to get a url for affiliate products, and second, you can hide the fact that it’s got an affiliate link on it.
The second reason is a bit more sketchy than the first, but they both serve their purposes. So, without further ado, I give to you the TinyAmazonAffiliateURL. Long name for a tiny url. Go figure.
Now, for your moment of zen. Here’s Jed speaking at his commencement: