Why RSS? Part 2.

Yet another reason to get in the habit of using an RSS reader: I don’t go to the Movable Type main page very often, but like deus_x, I’m subscribed to the RSS feed so I don’t have to remember to hit the main page to find out what’s new. And in case I haven’t already mentioned it, his Amphetadesk outline skin completely rocks.


Comment by l.m.orchard #
2002-06-27 11:37:33

Sheesh. Betcha didn’t expect a salvo of referrals from my site, didja? :)

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2002-06-27 12:49:25

I really need to get back to working on my referrer code, don’t I? There must be some reasonable way to track down the permalink in a referring page, but so far the best thing I’ve come up with is ”look for local links around the link to me that lead to pages with the same link, and pick the one with the longest url”, which doesn’t seem like an outstanding algo.

Comment by Keith #
2002-06-30 05:32:44

That’s basically the algorithm that I’m using for my automated backlink code.

Remember, for something like this to be *useful* it doesn’t have to be perfect. I estimate that an accuracy of about 90-95% would be acceptable.

If you check the page corresponding to what you think is the permalink to see if it has your link on it, and keep going until you find it, and maybe throw in some knowledge of some common permalink formats, I think you can hit that.

Trackback by 0xDECAFBAD #
2002-06-27 08:13:50

MT & TrackBack, part the second

Cool, looks like TrackBack is working and starting to catch on this morning. I caught a nice compliment about my mutant outline skin for AmphetaDesk. Must get back around to the next iteration of that thing, add some polish and some new features. As fo…

Trackback by PapaScott #
2002-06-28 09:04:33

Pardon Our Dust

I’m in the middle of updating my templates, and plus I’d like to see if my trackback link to an entry at philringnalda.com worked.

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