Tuesday, July 29, 2003

SharpReader SharpReader has been released. Changes since 0.9.2 are: Security feature: deactivate all on* attributes (onLoad, onMouseMove, etc.) as they could potentially call malicious scripts (thanks to Ben Hammersley for graciously providing a test-feed ;-) New browser-windows now always use your default browser (was previously broken if the option "Open links in external browser" was not set) Added support for... (149 words, 59 Comments)

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Making feed subscribing easier... Jason Brome implemented an easy way for people to subscribe to his RSS feed: So, let me introduce to you quickSub - a quick (and some might say dirty!) way of making subscribing easier for your visitors. Just roll your mouse over the XML icon on my blog's main page, and you'll be instantly presented with a series of customized... (71 words)

Saturday, July 19, 2003

RSS moves a step The news that control of the RSS 2.0 spec was moved from Userland to Harvard Berkman was all over the Blogsphere today. The general consensus seems to be that this is a great move for RSS and that it will really help RSS move forward. I'm not so sure... Don't get me wrong, I do believe this is a positive... (190 words, 10 Comments)

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Google favors blogs in first name searches I was shocked yesterday to find out that on a google search for "Luke", my weblog comes up as #5, beating Skywalker, Perry, the Apostle, Duke and Cool Hand. My first reaction was that someone at Google must have screwed something up, but then it dawned on me that the reason for this is that webloggers are not only link-crazy,... (148 words, 21 Comments)

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Taking a stand on RSS Adam Curry is taking a stand on RSS, which for him means "against necho". Adam admits to paying Userland $10,000 to be included in it's default feed-list and states he made a commitment to a format. In Adam's mind, the necho effort threatens that format and therefore threatens his investment. Adam, if you're reading this: nobody reads your feed because... (379 words)

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

SharpReader 0.9.2 - Integration Edition SharpReader 0.9.2 has been released. Changes since are: Feedster integration (Search text-box in toolbar) Technorati integration (Popup-menu or Ctrl-T on Feed or Item) Generate OPML according to spec (added a <head> section) Added support for <source> Added support for <slash:comments> Bugfixes: Closing a maximized window to the systray used to lose the form's size when restored Deleting a feed did not... (85 words, 41 Comments)

Thursday, July 3, 2003

Gentlemen prefer... Chris Sells: Gentlemen prefer SharpReader - and I'm not even blonde...... (11 words, 2 Comments)

Feedster on steroids Holy crap! Feedster got fast!. Scott must have implemented some smart caching logic or something... I find myself using Feedster more and more instead of Google. While Google is still the best search engine around for general web-searches, if I want to know about what's going on right now, I turn to Feedster. Great job, Scott!... (57 words, 4 Comments)

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

w.bloggar plugin for SharpReader When the IBlogThis and IBlogExtension standards were created a few months ago, I hoped that this would be the start of many useful plugins being developed for the Aggregators that support these standards. So far, I have been disappointed. I know people are working on it, but had hoped things would have moved faster than they did. So to quickly... (253 words, 14 Comments)