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23:42 : Reading RSS
So we live in a world where blogs are everywhere and some of them even contain useful content. However its tedious to remember to go to all of them to catch up especially if you know they dont post that often its not so bad for prolific bloggers. People invented rss to get round this. So you could aggregrate all your reading by subscribing to these feeds. people wrote rss readers which grabbed them and displayed them nicely for you. however i hate guis. the only one i can just about bare is for my web browser since most of the content is graphical and stuff and doesnt really look that good in lynx and even i cant bring my self to use w3m with the image hack.

Cause i hate guis this sort of rules out most rss readers. also i dont like ones that much either. lj is almost okay as one but you can end up havign to go back a long to read them all. there is one terminal rss reader i have found ( snonews) however that sucked. i once even tried using blagg with bloxsom to roll my own planet like thing.

however i do like my mail client ( pine ( yes i know i shoudl use mutt but i liek pine more)). however the rss to email things ive seen before have sucked. however i think i have found the answer. squeet. it even has useful browser plugins.
so now if i see an interestign blogi can add it to that and not have to remember where it is. there is however some things to hate about it but im prepared to live with them. since its most probably pines fault.

althogh havign just read a bit of thier site they might be M$ running dogs. still works for me

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From:johnckirk
Date:20060328 23:40 (UTC)
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Yeah, I know what you mean. IE7 adds support for RSS feeds, so I've switched over to using those bookmarks for all the MS blogs I read, but it's less convenient than LJ because I still have to click on each entry in turn (the ones in bold) rather than getting all the info in one place.

One difference I have noticed is that they show the number of comments in the RSS feed, although you get redirected to the main blog site to actually post a new comment, and the number of comments shown in the feed tends to be a couple of hours out of date. It seems plausible that someone could come up with a 2-way protocol for comments, but I've avoided getting drawn into the 3-way war between Atom/RSS/whatever, so I don't know what stage the standards are at.

I haven't tried out any other RSS readers, but presumably the scrollback thing will always be a problem, if you have a lot of new content to catch up on?
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From:jvvw
Date:20060329 07:15 (UTC)
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Out of curiosity, what do you dislike about Bloglines?
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From:rjw1
Date:20060329 16:08 (UTC)
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its a gui :)
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From:jvvw
Date:20060329 17:06 (UTC)
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And LJ isn't?

I can see there is a sort of difference, but I'm also interested - how do you define a gui?
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From:rjw1
Date:20060329 17:26 (UTC)
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well mine isnt :)

guis are things with buttons and things which get in the way of actaully doing stuff. soemtimes they have their place when they simplify things. but if they over simplify they annoy me
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From:jvvw
Date:20060330 06:29 (UTC)
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Missed the bit where you said that you use lynx. OK, I get what you mean now :-) I'm used to the term gui being used in a different way.

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From:rjw1
Date:20060330 09:18 (UTC)
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well i dont use lynx sinc eit donest display graphics. but i do try and keep things as simple as possible. :) i certainly tell lj to use its lynx mode
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From:jvvw
Date:20060330 17:20 (UTC)
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You've now got me wondering which bits of LJ in its standard mode wouldn't be lynx-friendly! Can't remember how lynx copes with forms, it's been so long since I used it.
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From:rjw1
Date:20060331 16:14 (UTC)
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all of the menus are javascript. lynx doesnt normally like javascript.
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From:2shortplanks
Date:20060329 14:22 (UTC)
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I've been scratching my head look at Plagger today, which is a Perl weenie way of taking arbitary stuff (mainly RSS feeds) and doing arbitary stuff to it (like sending it to a mail client) after filtering it a bit.

I do like the idea that I could configure it so that if Tom mentions the correct keyfrase in his blog my CD drive ejects. Useful!
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From:rjw1
Date:20060329 16:08 (UTC)
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indeeed. i saw that and thought that might almost be useful. shame you have to write perl :)
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From:therealdrhyde
Date:20060329 19:01 (UTC)
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Which RSS to email things have you tried? I use the imaginatively named rss2email and like it a lot.
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From:rjw1
Date:20060330 09:19 (UTC)
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that would be the one i tried. but i gave up in disgust as it made me do things manually :).
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From:therealdrhyde
Date:20060330 17:53 (UTC)
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Perhaps I'm missing something. Yes, you have to manually add and remove feeds, but surely yuou have to do that with every reader.
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From:rjw1
Date:20060331 16:14 (UTC)
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well yes. i just think i lost my patience with it.
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From:peshwengi
Date:20060330 09:13 (UTC)
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I use Safari, and if you bookmark a page which has an RSS feed then it gives you the number of new posts on the bookmark menu/bar. However I wish LJ had an RSS feed for my friends page.
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From:pfig
Date:20060331 22:38 (UTC)
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you want newspipe. i will now chastise myself for recommending something written in python.
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