Archive for the 'feeds and syndication' Category

So funky I broke my hip

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Oh, okay, maybe there will be one aggregator that’s not sharp enough to handle funky RSS.

Monetizing your (remaining) RSS subscribers

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Maybe the ones who don’t unsubscribe will sometimes click on an ad? Maybe?

My brother’s (feed’s) keeper

Friday, February 18th, 2005

The downside of being the one of the very few not using Bloglines or another aggregator with a very liberal XML parser is that you then have to police the world’s feeds.

Feed autodiscovery in frames

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Surely something ought to be done about RSS/Atom autodiscovery links inside framesets, but I don’t know quite what. And no, killing everyone who uses frames is not an option (not until after the revolution, anyway).

Ask not what Bloglines can do to you

Monday, February 7th, 2005

It’s been a great run with Bloglines, but feed reading is far too important to me to trust it to something where I can’t touch the source.

How do you stand it?

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

This is probably where the idea for The Cannonball Run came from, too.

A wee tweak to my feed links

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Turning feed links into actual links for people doing the right thing, copying or dragging them, while still giving something not too scary to those who don’t know any better than to click them.

Centralized subscription? Not that way, thanks.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Gathering every single RSS subscription list on the planet onto one server might be interesting, but it’s the wrong way to solve the subscription link problem, a problem that’s been solved since October 2002.

How not to get noticed

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

If you keep changing an entry, making me see it over and over again in my aggregator, you might get more attention, or you might just make me unsubscribe.


Sunday, September 12th, 2004

A Python script (with a Perl script to which you can pipe output to write XHTML, if you have a recent enough copy of XML::Writer) to check how well your RSS is delivered and compressed and cached. Geeky goodness.