From the LinkPot site:
LinkPot allows you to convert long, complicated and hard-to-read-out-loud URLs into simple URLs containing real words. LinkPot links are ideal for things like podcasts, or any situation where you are required to pass on a link verbally rather than via text or by call via mobile. Also, they're great to send to mobile phones, as the words will be easily picked up by predictive text systems.
To use PlinkPot, first download it:
- Checkout: svn co http://svn.bleah.co.uk/repos/misc/plinkpot/
Simply pass a URL on the command-line:
$ linkpot 'http://atchoo.org/videos/omfm/' http://linkpot.net/beard/
/alias POT exec -o linkpot 'URI'
Now /pot http://atchoo.org/videos/omfm/ will output http://linkpot.net/beard/.