I wrote a Python script, s3cast, to convert an Amazon S3 bucket of MP3 files into a podcast feed. You see, there is a satellite radio show that I really enjoy called The Saturday Night Safety Dance with DJ Bueller. It’s one of the few shows on Sirius XM that they don’t allow you to … Continue reading Turning a bucket of MP3s into a podcast
Surveying Google Reader replacements
I decided to do a survey of a few of the more popular alternatives to Google Reader. These are my conclusions.
LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader
I have been on LiveJournal since 2001. I have had a Permanent Account since 2005. Many of my friends have used it for similar amounts of time. In the past few years, I have migrated my posting and reading off of LiveJournal. I do most of my blog reading through Google Reader, but still have … Continue reading LJProxy: From friend-locked LiveJournal posts to Google Reader
Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!
Yes, this post’s title invokes and evokes rule 1 of the Blogdonts that substitute posted years ago: 1. [Do not] announce your departure or hiatus to the world. “Goodbye my Internet Friends Forever” is always a mistake. If you want to leave or go on a break, just do so. When you announce it, people … Continue reading Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!
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 … Continue reading My RSS subscriptions
Digg Top Stories -> RSS
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/07/A few months ago, Digg released a new version of their site. The release added a bunch of new stuff, but … Continue reading Digg Top Stories -> RSS
Am I going to have to write my own news reader?
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2004/05/I have been using PulpFiction to read RSS feeds ever since it came out. It has some really nice features. It … Continue reading Am I going to have to write my own news reader?