Wednesday, March 19, 2003

RSS Namespace tests I found some RSS namespace tests in a comment to a post on Sam Ruby's blog. I tried them all in SharpReader and scored 100%. wahoo!... (27 words, 2 Comments)

Saturday, March 15, 2003

luke/male model? I just noticed in my server-logs that someone came to my site after searching for "luke/male model"... I'm sure she was disappointed when she got here... It's interesting how Google shows my blog as the #1 result when searching for "luke/male model", but it's only #3 when searching for "Luke Hutteman". Granted, this is after some other references to me,... (62 words)

Friday, March 14, 2003

Changing GUIDs in RSS Is the GUID of an RSS item allowed to change? SharpReader currently assumes it does not, and (when present) uses only the GUID to check if a new item is the same as a previously read one. This approach works fine for the most part, but some feeds change their GUIDs quite a bit. This resulted in some freeroller feeds... (373 words)

Friday, March 7, 2003

I'm an INTP My Bloginality is INTP!!! As an INTP, you are Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. This makes your primary focus on Introverted Thinking with an Extraverted Intution. This is defined as a NT personality, which is part of Carl Jung's Rational (Knowledge Seeking) type, and more specifically the Architect or Thinker. As a weblogger, you might not be as concerned about popularity,... (113 words)

Creating categorized RSS feeds using Movable Type I love Movable Type's customization features. I just used this to auto-generate RSS feeds per category, and link to these feeds from the main page. I previously had one custom RSS template for, but this is a much better solution. How did I do it? Go to your RSS template and copy its contents to the clipboard. Go back... (218 words, 11 Comments)

Thursday, March 6, 2003

I am a highly gifted visionary philosopher I've always enjoyed doing puzzles and tests and recently took two on-line IQ tests: one from Emode, and another from the International High IQ Society. The verdict? Emode gives me an IQ of 138 and tells me I'm a "Visionary Philosopher" who's equally good at mathematical and verbal tasks (what??? I don't think so!). They then ask me to purchase... (213 words, 233 Comments)

Sunday, March 2, 2003

Blogs without RSS feeds Sam Gentile writes: I have come to the viewpoint that if you don't have an RSS feed, you shouldn't have a blog. Maybe thats harsh and there is a whole another model but I can't spend the time to surf a 150 sites a day. If its not on an RSS feed, I won't see your site or read it,... (141 words, 3 Comments)

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Checked Exceptions are unavoidable Les says he completely disagrees with me, but then goes on to illustrate the poor state of exception handling in many projects today, just like I did in my last post. Really, we agree more than we disagree; we just come to a different conclusion. So what do we disagree on? Where I blame the past 7 years of exception-handling... (537 words, 6 Comments)