Category: rss

  • Who feeds me? (with information)

    I received a private request to share the feeds which I read, an I though to do it publicly, since there might be other people interested in it (yeah, right :-p). Also, the least I can do is to post a link back to the authors website. So grab my OPML file or see the […]

  • Pulling a Hanselman

    User interface / interaction design 101: if you want something, the least you can do is to ask for it. So I decided to take a page out of Scot Hanselman’s book (a blog worth reading BTW if you are interested in programming – it has an emphasis on Microsoft specific technologies, but other topics […]

  • Getting full contents for partial feeds

    In my opinion partial feeds are not feeds. While I understand the need to get pageviews, I don’t like it. My time is valuable and I don’t want to hop between Google Reader and other browser windows to read the content. Disclaimer: this method might or might not be a violation of some laws, TOS, […]

  • Quick Google Reader technical tip

    I was looking for a way to export the complete feed (all the incoming elements) from Google Reader. I rather quickly found out that you need the session cookie and that trying to use basic auth wasn’t going to cut it. I found a rather old post about the topic, but none of the advices […]

  • Creating your own top commenters widget for blogger

    Some time ago I added a top commenter widget to the blog, based on a tip from Blogger Buster. However it started acting up, so I decided to roll my own using Yahoo Pipes!. Below you will find a short tutorial on how to do it, as well as the ready-made pipe, based on the […]

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel

    From the department of don’t make your own program unless you know what your are doing come the following two: The Websense security blog RSS feed keeps marking the first post as new. While it is a very interesting post (about analyzing shellcodes form browser based exploits), I don’t want to read it five times. […]