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 RSS Upgrade2004-01-19 14:58
by Flemming Funch

I've upgraded my RSS feed. First of all from version 0.91 to 2.0. And I've added pictures to the feed.

I was considering making several versions, with varying amount of detail, and with or without pictures. But I would guess most people prefer just getting the full post the way it actually looks.

If anything breaks for anybody, or if I'm wrong, and some of you actually prefer not getting any pictures, let me know, and I'll add options.

Anyway, it is still not the full full stories all the time. Some stories potentially have a full text, if the text is particularly long, or there is some reference article attached. And some stories might have a bigger picture in the full story. In those cases there will normally be a "More" link at the bottom of the story that is included in the feed.

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19 Jan 2004 @ 15:43 by maxtobin : Thanks for sharing this Ming
One question before I download and try it. (As I suffer from information overload quite easily) Will this work well for me with a 56K dial up modem connection?  

19 Jan 2004 @ 16:08 by ming : RSS Aggregator
RSS Aggregators work fine over dial-up lines. Actually they tend to make it easier to read weblogs without a fast connection. Anyway, be aware that I'll shortly be introducing a built-in aggregator in NCN to go with the NewsLog program, so you don't have to go and find new programs for the purpose, unless you feel like experimenting. What an aggregator does is simply to show you feeds from many different blogs in a uniform way. And the feed is meant to show the same, or less, as what you see when you actually go to the site of the blog.  

19 Jan 2004 @ 16:16 by ming : RSS Feed
Oh, and here's the actual link to my RSS feed: http://www.newciv.org/nl/newslog.php/__xml_rss/_v10

It doesn't do non-techies much good to look directly at it. No, you won't go blind, but it is in XML format, meant mainly to be read and parsed by machines, although it is also quite intelligible by humans just for the exercise.  

21 Jan 2004 @ 15:24 by maxtobin : thanks
I have played a bit with some XML formating of word docs so have a surface level understanding of the logic. Perhaps I will wait to play with this in the NCN environment as we have a very full program at the moment.  

20 Dec 2014 @ 03:52 by Lisanne @ : gWSGmiMHZSiYo
OK I printed them out and sttread filling them in this week. A few questions: Do you track perishables like produce, dairy and meat? If the point is to know when to stockpile, it doesn't seem like a useful exercise as you can't stockpile perishables (we don't have a large freezer).Next, what exactly to you use that coupon column for? Are you tracking when coupons for the items are available or if you use one or something else?Why do you note when you make a purchase? What's that telling you?How detailed do you get? For example, let's say I'm tracking chips because we like to have a bag of chips around. We don't buy the same kind every time and it's usually whatever is on sale/I have a coupon for. Do I have a separate sheet for each type and/or brand of chips I buy or one chart for all chips? That' s probably a dumb example, but hopefully it makes sense.Do you update it every time you go to the store or just use store flyers and your receipts? I think that's all my questions. Thanks for the download!  

23 Dec 2014 @ 20:45 by Lesandra @ : UkplXgkrIMCllFs
So often we refer to burn out as something we only feel in our caeerrs, when in fact sometimes we just get burned out with life in general. The jobs, the writing, the household chores, etc. Dropping back and regrouping was a smart move, and I sense from your post that you truly are refreshed again and ready to go.Oh, and I hope I wasn't one of the feed reader casualties! I just spent some time cleaning mine up, too. It's just so easy to keep adding and adding, until one day you subscribe to 100+ blogs and can't possibly keep up with them all.  

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