Archive for October, 2002

Do you validate?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002

At last, the cabal reveals their secret project: a new RSS validator, particularly designed for RSS 2.0. My 2.0 feed does validate, after a bit of wrestling with the dates. Mark’s Movable Type RSS 2.0 template skates around the problem of producing RFC822 + four digit year dates in MT, by using dc:date (which uses […]


Sunday, October 20th, 2002

Ever wonder why I ramble on about things that I clearly don’t understand, throwing out ideas that won’t work, reinventing wheels right and left? Here’s why: every once in a while, it jars loose a good idea someone had long ago, and ten thousand web servers breathe a sigh of relief. Barely related: is there […]

RSS 1 by the ton

Sunday, October 20th, 2002

And they said RSS 1.0 isn’t confusing. (Note to self: never, ever, skip the space between RSS and the version number.)

At last, my digits are whole again

Sunday, October 20th, 2002

Through some random referring that I’ve lost track of, I ended up at Andy Edmonds’ Mozilla category, and decided to subscribe to the RSS feed. Reading down through the older posts, I found a link to bug 146962, which explains the simple addition you need to make to your laptop’s Synaptics TouchPad’s ini file in […]

Bookmark dump

Sunday, October 20th, 2002

Mozilla’s Link Prefetching – perfect for getting people whose internet use at work is monitored in trouble. Ian Davis’ Open Content Syndication format – I’ve bookmarked this four or five times: it’s past time to actually look at it. Eric Meyer on CSS: Tricking Browsers and Hiding Styles – it’s sad as can be, but […]

Joel’s RSS problem

Saturday, October 19th, 2002

Joel has an RSS problem: Most of the RSS subscribers are whacking me every hour, which is actually costing me cash money in excess bandwidth charges. How can I set it up so they only visit once a day? Is this an RSS option? I rarely post more than once or twice a day. We […]

A tasty dish of crow

Friday, October 18th, 2002

So that’s why I’m “the infamous Ringnalda.” Back in June, I wrote a vicious screed about the documentation surrounding modularization of XHTML, and embedding RDF, and the W3C validator, and whatever else was handy at the time. As usual, I saved it as a draft, to let it fester and ferment for a while, before […]

Another RSS feed-related element needed

Thursday, October 17th, 2002

Browsing Jon Udell’s feeds, I noticed that he’s subscribed to a Yahoo Finance beta feed, with the channel title “Yahoo Finance RSS Test is Over…” and one item reading “Our RSS test is over. We appreciate all the feedback.” Thing is, the way most aggregators work these days, unless you unsubscribe when you first see […]

Scooping Dave

Thursday, October 17th, 2002

Dave says he’ll link to his RSS Explorer Tool beta tomorrow. I say, it’s pretty damn cool today, and if you’re at all familiar with Dave’s style of URIs, you won’t need to wait. I’m not quite sure why, but somehow it’s more than just another look at yet another blogroll/channelroll. It does, however, add […]

The things you learn around here

Thursday, October 17th, 2002

Not only does my “Why won’t they listen?” post have a nice lesson in the power of cryptic links, in the referrer numbers (Mark gives good flow, but a link from him that explains what’s on the other end isn’t going to produce anywhere near 340 visits, in my experience), but the comments gave me […]