My RSS subscriptions

I got into a lunchtime discussion of RSS today. Apparently, one of my coworkers (hi, Helen!) had never really heard of RSS before. As we explained the concept to her, we started to share some of our favorite news sites, blogs, and other things with RSS feeds.

I decided this might be of interest to a larger audience, especially with WordCamp this weekend, so decided to post an abridged list of my subscriptions here. Notably missing are:

  • project feeds I’m monitoring (e.g. software releases on Google Code)
  • a lot of “in-game” websites related to ARGs
  • various threads/sections in message boards (e.g. Unfiction)
  • blog comment feeds (many are the same as the blogs)
  • feeds for Wikis and other sorts of projects I administer (to keep an eye open for spam, etc.)

The trimmed-down list is as follows. The categories are extremely rough, as many sites could fall into several different groupings; the exact placement of a site merely reflects my whim on the day I added it. With the things toward the bottom of the list (especially Digg and the categories marked as “Verbose”), I will skim the headlines if I have time but, more often than not, I will just mark everything as having been read without looking through it. Feel free to share feeds that I may be missing out on in the comments, via Twitter, or through email.

Tech

Apple

Portland

Blogs-People

Blogs-Info

Productivity

Steampunk

Web Comics

Digg

Digg-Custom

Verbose

Blogs-Verbose

Twitter

ForSale

For those that are interested, the list was generated by exporting my feeds from Google Reader (as an OPML file), then processing with this hastily-thrown-together XSL transform:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:output method="html"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
 <html><head><title>Subscribed Podcasts</title>
 </head>
 <body>
 <ul>
 <xsl:apply-templates select="opml/body"/>
 </ul>
 </body></html>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="outline">
 <xsl:if test="string-length(@htmlUrl) > 0">
 <li><a href="{@htmlUrl}"><xsl:value-of select="@title" /></a></li>
 </xsl:if>
 <xsl:if test="string-length(@htmlUrl) = 0">
 <li><h2><xsl:value-of select="@title" /></h2></li>
 </xsl:if>
 <xsl:if test="./outline">
 <ul><xsl:apply-templates select="./outline"/></ul>
 </xsl:if>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>
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