Archive for June, 2005

Unfun stuff should only be done once

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Les on building a proper shared syndication feed foundation. It makes sense: nobody likes writing all the HTTP and parsing and normalizing code (if they say they do, back away carefully), plus having just one place where subscriptions go eases the bottleneck coming out of the browser.

How about if I answer this, instead?

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

It really would be an interesting question (at least to me), if anyone wanted to try answering it. Or for that matter, the closely related “RSS 1.0 extension that requires invalid RDF” question.

Here? Here? Here? In here? Here?

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Jacques has a moth battering against his screen. Twelve thousand failed trackback spams a month is a lot, for one moth.

Mmm, tasty

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

New Scott Andrew songs to download: I heard and loved Fall To Earth on Matt May’s podcast.

How big is that symbol on your screen?

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Jim Ley’s approach to finding out if the user has a font to support a particular character (compare the size of ten of them with the size of ten hopefully-empty characters) is insane, beautifully insane, but I can’t think of a more sane way.

Journalism and weblogs, part 327

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Journalism is where you get paid for being wrong. Weblogs are where obnoxious bastards like me call you on it.

MS embraces RSS

Friday, June 24th, 2005

Some first barely coherent thoughts on Microsoft’s announcements about RSS in IE 7 and Longhorn.

What’s eating Luke(‘s bandwidth)?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

How could you get a thousand requests for an old version of SharpReader claiming to be from Firefox, and claiming to be referred from a BBC RSS feed, other than from someone with a bunch of zombies and a grudge?

Too busy reading to write?

Friday, June 10th, 2005

217 feeds = Fewer posts: I’ve noticed that myself, though I’m not quite sure why it happens.

FeedBurner opens up the exits

Friday, June 10th, 2005

An exit strategy for FeedBurner users: 30 days of redirects. Good, now I don’t have to keep trying to figure out how to tell Nick he wasn’t experimenting, since there wasn’t any way back out.