mamamusings: December 27, 2003

elizabeth lane lawley's thoughts on technology, academia, family, and tangential topics

Saturday, 27 December 2003

rss feed changes

I’ve bowed to peer pressure (honestly, who can resist a personal plea from Joi?), and added a full RSS 2.0 feed to the site, complete with comments. It can be found at http://mamamusings.net/index-full.xml. I’ve also replaced my old RSS .91 excerpt feed (http://mamamusings.net/index.xml) with a shiny new RSS 2.0 excerpt feed. The RSS 1.0 (http://mamamusings.net/index.rdf) feed remains unchanged.

The new 2.0 excerpt feed template comes from Mark Pilgrim, and the full + comments template comes from Jennifer (no last name visible anywhere that I can find…) on her “geek blog,” etc..

(Side note: I arrived at Jennifer’s site after a search for rss 2.0 full feed templates, but I’ll be back—not just to her geek blog, but also to her personal blog, which is beautifully designed and well written.)

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del.icio.us bookmarks

Via Joi (and Clay), I found the new (pre-alpha) del.icio.us social bookmarking site.

It’s quite intriguing…I like the free-form tagging it allows, and the multiple ways you can slice-and-dice the information. By list author, by keyword, by date, etc etc. I’ve signed up, and you can see my (still nascent) list o’ links under my mamamusings username. I’m particularly intrigued by the RSS feed associated with each list of links, and am thinking about what the best way to aggregate and display these would be. I sense a need for a new application—an aggregator that collects links from the site and dumps them into a database or searchable environment.

You can subscribe to friends’ linklists already, and there are some interesting social features built in—for example, the more people who have linked to a site, the darker the background for the link. What would make this better for me, however, would be for the weight to be determined only by the links of people I’ve chosen to subscribe to.

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