I’ve been trying to set up a feedster search that will show blogs mentioning absoblogginlutely but not my blog. Apparently Feedster Search: absoblogginlutely should do the trick, using their tools menu – but as you can see it still returns my blog 🙁
Awasu now has a cool third party plugin that pops up a notification when things get posted to the event log. If this worked on all machines to create an rss feed, this could/would be a killer app and a great excuse to run an RSS reader on the desktop all the time, not just first thing in the morning,lunchtime and evening (which is when I tend to run mine)
After tinkering with my rss feed and from the encouraging response back on my question about whether the rss feed is valid I did some more tinkering this evening and I’ve now managed to create two feeds for RoseisRose and Rudy from comics.com by using dos batch file programming, sed and wget to do all the work. By running this script on my w2k machine each day I’ll have a feed updated with the latest daily cartoon. I can’t make this feed available for general consumption because of copyright issues but I don’t think it breaking copyright by using it myself. See cxliv or dwlt for more discussions on this issue.
I’ve tried making an rss feed by hand but for some reason it doesn’t seem to be quite right. I’ve compared my Rudy feed with the Tapesty 5th wave file and I can’t see any obvious difference as a text file, but firebird colour codes the tapestry feed and leaves mine as plain text (and doesn’t render mine in my rss feeder.)
any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?
Chris mentioned MailBucket which is an email to RSS converter which converts email sent to a mailbucket.org address and converts it to a rss feed at mailbucket.org/address.xml. This looks really good and I’ve added a mailing list that I’m on to this to see how usable this format is. I’m not sure how replying to an xml feed will work though – will have to wait and see.
Added Feed on Feeds to my website to have my own RSS reader hosted on my server. This works like Bloglines but has the advantage that its hosted on your own server (requires Mysql/PHP) so not relying on a third party. I’m just trying to get it to work as a cronjob but can’t find the location for get on my hasweb hosting.