Archive for the 'feeds and syndication' Category

Her Wisdom’s wisdom

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

A modest proposal to solve the Atom Problem: homicide.

Ah, sweet irony

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

A little gentle fisking of’s not-well-formed Atom feed, and a question: who’s actually in charge of Meerkat these days?

Probably, it is too complicated

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

When I try to do something with syndication, and mess it up, it’s no real surprise. When Dan Bricklin does, it’s a sign that we’ve either made it too complicated, or not done a good enough job documenting things, or both. Probably both.

That old hopeful feeling

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Now that the Syndication Wars have caught the attention of the mainstreamish press, it’s clearly time to move on to something newer, and this time, something interesting and useful. Up next: twisting aggregators and feeds around so you can skim through far more feeds, and effortlessly republish the interesting stuff in a set of categorized feeds. Yes, Dave, I know I want to reinvent MUOTD.

Worst RSS and Atom article ever

Monday, June 14th, 2004

Never read professional journalists writing about thing you actually know. I’ll never be able to take New Scientist seriously again.

Breaking the world of syndication

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

I’m getting a bit tired of seeing developers break things that are working just fine, just to push their new idea.

Bloglines worms its way into Mozilla

Monday, May 10th, 2004

A lovely Moz and Firefox extension to simplify subscribing to feeds in Bloglines, and very handy links to look up references to the current page or a link in the page.

The language thing and the date thing

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

The real problem with RFC822 dates in Movable Type? It’s not obvious that you should want a date produced in a language not your own.

What’s Newzcrawler doing?

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

Making 6520 requests a day from one IP seems a bit much, especially since exactly half of them are for /favicon.ico. Not the sort of thing that scales to even a few hundred subscribers. So, why’s it requesting every single individual entry plus comments feed going back to last August, every thirty minutes?

RSS Bandit remembers you

Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

RSS Bandit’s syncing of read item history across machines is almost ready to deploy. Kudos!