July 27, 2002

I don't know much about RSS, but from the little I played with RSS readers they seemed pretty inflexible. I thought it might be worthwhile to offer a couple RSS options for lemonodor (approx. 10% of the raw hits to lemonodor are from RSS aggregators).

RSS 0.91rss091-full.xml rss091-brief.xml
RSS 1.0rss10-full.xml rss10-brief.xml

RSS 0.91 is too simple. RSS 1.0 is too complicated. Brief feeds just have automatically generated excerpts of posts, and are not HTML. Full feeds are entire posts, in full HTML. Try them out, see what works best for you.

If you have suggestions for modifications, or run into any problems using these feeds, please let me know.

Check it out: a bonus, and it's coming your way! Here are one sentence reviews of the readers I've tried.

Amphetadesk seemed cluttered, but serious.
Pineapple needs a lot of interface work.
NetNewsWire was most promising.
Straw is a work in progress.

None was compelling. I'll stick with a browser.

Posted by jjwiseman at July 27, 2002 12:25 AM

FYI - your rss feed seems to be broken at the moment. Apparently a problem with an invalid character in the feed.

Posted by: Bill Clementson on October 10, 2003 07:22 AM

Yeah, that happens. Just let me know and I can fix it.

Posted by: John Wiseman on October 17, 2003 04:25 AM

WRT rss readers, I'm currently using http://rss.blogstreet.com It's a web service that monitors rss feeds and emails new entries to an IMAP server. It's a good idea, but updates are sporatic (a 12hr lag is not unheard of). I guess I can't complain, since it's free, but I'm thinking about trying to roll my own solution.

Posted by: Chris Baker on October 29, 2003 09:04 PM

Your -brief.xml files are 404. The -full.xml ones work though.

I've just subscribed using Snownews, a ncurses-based blog aggregator. It is easy to install, easy to use and contains no eye candy.

Posted by: Ng Pheng Siong on March 9, 2004 09:06 PM

You might find my hand-rolled web-based aggregator interesting: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~akkartik/agg.html

No features whatsoever - it just sits in an infinite loop, periodically wakes up and updates my list of feeds and puts all articles on a single page in reverse-chronological order. Rather to my surprise I use it for almost all of my browsing -
its web-based nature lets me keep my browser interface and hosting it myself lets me keep control over presentation. Easy-to-hack source code is linked off my homepage.

Posted by: Kartik Agaram on March 14, 2004 01:14 AM

Entering a Bot in the DARPA Challenge. Inrterested?

Posted by: on January 14, 2005 08:44 AM

Just a brief suggestion: www.netvibes.com is a great rss aggregator. Totally online, supports tabs and OPML import/export. Worth a try!

Posted by: MIk on April 21, 2006 05:56 AM
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