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Retweet of TipoTipos

2016 Jan 4, 12:12
Someday, someone will think deeply about the use value of social media and invent something better. It will be called RSS.
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Retweet of booshtukka

2015 Apr 10, 5:43
I miss when all the sites had RSS. :(
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Netflix API : Retiring the Netflix Public API

2014 Jun 15, 3:02

First they came for our RSS feeds and I said nothing…

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laughingsquid: I Want to Believe in RSS T-Shirt

2013 Oct 15, 9:44


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I Want to Believe in RSS T-Shirt

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Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

2013 Jun 21, 9:30


Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)

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"Forwarded HTTP Extension" - Andreas Petersson, Martin Nilsson

2012 Jan 27, 9:41PermalinkCommentstechnical http http-header proxy ietf standard

Replacing Google Reader Shared Feeds with Tumblr

2011 Nov 28, 7:36

Last time I wrote about how I switched from Delicious to Google Reader's shared links feature only to find out that week that Google was removing the Google Reader shared links feature in favor of Google Plus social features (I'll save my Google Plus rant for another day).

Forced to find something new again, I'm now very pleased with Tumblr. Google Reader has Tumblr in its preset list of Send To sites which makes it relatively easy to add articles. And Tumblr's UX for adding things lets me easily pick a photo or video to display from the article - something which I had put together with a less convenient UX on my bespoke blogging system. For adding things outside of Google Reader I made a Tumblr accelerator to hookup to the Tumblr Add UX.

Of course they have an RSS feed which I hooked up to my blog. The only issue I had there is that when you add a link (and not a video or photo) to Tumblr, the RSS feed entry title for that link is repeated in the entry description as a link followed by a colon and then the actual description entered into Tumblr. I want my title separate so I can apply my own markup so I did a bit of parsing of the description to remove the repeated title from the description.

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"Forwarded HTTP Extension" - Andreas Petersson, Martin Nilsson

2011 Nov 17, 3:30

Describes forward HTTP headers to explicitly list proxying information that might otherwise be lost.

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(via Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton, Featuring Sara Quin)

2011 Nov 15, 11:52


(via Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton, Featuring Sara Quin)

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ViewText: Enter a URL to view its text

2011 Jun 5, 4:57"ViewText.org is a service provided to make reading content on the web easier, faster, and safer by extracting the main article content from news items, blog posts, RSS feeds, and PDF's." Includes API to extract the article text!PermalinkCommentsinternet web article html text api technical

Salmon Protocol: Protocol Summary

2010 Jun 20, 2:05A more friendly summary of the Salmon Protocol -- the distributed commenting procotol. After telling Sarah I was reading about salmon, we watched the Salmon Dance video again.PermalinkCommentstechnical salmon protocol comment atom rss social reference

Draft: The Salmon Protocol

2010 Jun 20, 1:18Protocol for doing distributed commenting and implemented by Google Buzz! "This document defines a lightweight, robust, and secure protocol for sending unsolicited notifications — especially comments and responses on syndicated feed content — to specified endpoints; along with rules to enable resulting content to itself be syndicated robustly and securely."PermalinkCommentscomment blog atom rss google buzz salmon reference specification protocol syndication technical

Easy: Connect your RSS or Atom feed to Google Buzz

2010 Mar 12, 1:28

It was relatively easy, although still more difficult than I would have guessed, to hook my bespoke website's Atom feed up to Google Buzz. I already have a Google email account and associated profile so Buzz just showed up in my Gmail interface. Setting it up it offered to connect to my YouTube account or my Google Chat account but I didn't see an option to connect to an arbitrary RSS or Atom feed like I expected.

But of course hooking up an arbitrary Atom or RSS feed is documented. You hook it up in the same manner you claim a website as your own via the Google Profile (for some reason they want to ensure you own the feed connected to your Buzz account). You do this via Google's social graph API which uses XFN or FOAF. I used XFN by simply adding a link to my feed to my Google profile (And be sure to check the 'This is a profile page about me' which ensures that a rel="me" tag is added to the HTML on your profile. This is how XFN works.) And by adding a corresponding link in my feed back to my Google profile page with the following:

atom:link rel="me" href="http://www.google.com/profiles/david.risney"
I used this Google tool to check my XFN connections and when I checked back the next day my feed showed up in Google Buzz's configuration dialog.

So more difficult than I would have expected (more difficult than just an 'Add your feed' button and textbox) but not super difficult. And yet after reading this Buzz from DeWitt Clinton I feel better about opting-in to Google's Social API.

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The WHATWG Blog » Blog Archive » Sniffing for RSS 1.0 feeds served as text/html

2009 Sep 29, 10:54How Firefox and IE7&8 perform feed sniffingPermalinkCommentsrss feed atom mime mime-sniffing sniffing mimetype web browser html5 technical

Blog Layout and Implementation Improvements

2009 Jul 19, 11:44

Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Va. (LOC) from Flickr CommonsI've redone my blog's layout to remind myself how terrible CSS is -- err I mean to play with the more advanced features of CSS 2.1 which are all now available in IE8. As part of the new layout I've included my Delicious links by default but at a smaller size and I've replaced the navigation list options with Technical, Personal and Everything as I've heard from folks that that would actually be useful. Besides the layout I've also updated the back-end, switching from my handmade PHP+XSLT+RSS/Atom monster to a slightly less horrible PHP+DB solution. As a result everything should be much much faster including search which, incidentally, is so much easier to implement outside of XSLT.

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Engineering Windows 7 : Federating Windows Search with Enterprise Data Sources

2009 Jul 17, 4:36"For Windows 7, we’ve added support for Federated Search using OpenSearch v1.1 and worked to make the experience a seamless one." Explorer in Win7 supports OpenSearch descriptions (that use RSS)PermalinkCommentsopensearch search windows win7 technical

RSS Pillow | Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Jul 1, 6:06Its an RSS logo pillow: looks good! But it does not help you get to sleep by reading New York Times RSS feeds to you...PermalinkCommentshumor rss cute pillow wishlist technical

XML.com: The Atom Link Model

2009 Jun 3, 9:55"A "via" link is simply a link back to the site where you found the article you're linking to. Atom has a link tag for this scenario: ." Is there an HTML version?PermalinkCommentsatom rss xml link syndication via

Exposing RSS Comments

2009 Mar 10, 1:27Description of wfw:commentRss RSS extension: Content of the element is a URL to a feed of the comments for the particular RSS item. Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for a couple of years ago. At the time none of my web services used it, but now the Delicious v2 feed uses it! Maybe its time to reexamine this sort of thing...PermalinkCommentsrss comment feed reference blog namespace xml wfw

The Moth Podcast

2009 Mar 6, 5:36"The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch."PermalinkCommentsmoth podcast humor rss story nyc community
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