Posts Tagged ‘Weblogs’

harvesting planets

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

If you like to read a lot of open source based planets, then check out my aggregation (and uniqification) RSS feed that I cobbled together in Yahoo! Pipes.

Open Source Planets RSS

Currently, it grabs from the following:

  • Planet GNOME
  • Planet KDE
  • Planet SUSE
  • Graphics Planet
  • Gimp Layers
  • Planet Inkscape

Any other good suggestions? (:

If you’re interested, you can also check out the pipe’s page too.

Update: I added the feeds suggested in the comments as pipe sources.

Unpausing my ‘blog

Friday, March 17th, 2006

So many things happened since my last post…

On a side note, it’s kind of hard to start blogging again when you haven’t done so in a while.

Upgraded to WordPress 1.5

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

I just upgraded to WordPress 1.5. (There are some good reasons to do so.) Everything seems nice so far.

Right now, I’m just using the default theme. I plan to customize things sometime in the near future.

Update: Official announcement is out.

New website theme and stuff!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

I changed the style of my website. It’s a little broken right now (in single post view and with the comments just a bit), but mostly works. That stuff will get fixed later. (:

It’s now time to go get some food and hang out with Tuomas, Jakub, and Ken (who just set up his own ‘blog).

Planet #photography

Monday, January 17th, 2005

In addition to being syndicated on Planet N and Planet Gnome, my website‘s weblog content can now also be seen on the new Planet #photography!

Intelligent RSS/Atom feed reader

Monday, December 6th, 2004

There are a ton of feed readers (supporting RSS and Atom), but none are smart enough yet. The best of the best only go as far as to aggregate and display the lot in one merged stream. Others only provide a multi-stream interface.

What I want in the next-gen feed reader is some sort of smart keyword matching system, easy-to-use (and relevant) ranking, Bayesian filtering, similarity grouping (as seen in Google news), a TiVo-like intelligence (maybe going as far as suggesting new feeds it thinks I might like), a timeline widget, and a vFolder-like concept (saved searches) like Evolution has.

It should also be able to weight graphics-heavy posts a bit higher — think comics and photo-blogs. Most reblogged stuff is text-only, so graphic intensive posts would probably be interesting, easy to scan, and most likely original.

Feed readers need to take the next step. I want the reader to tell me what’s cool and what I should look at. I want it to know what I find interesting and tailor my stream of feeds to my constant updating profile.

Having these features would be great and would, as a bonus, save so much time.

Comment spam

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

I had way too much comment spam, so I added a bunch of comment plugins to defeat the spam. They all seemed to work for a while, although I thought there may have been a drop in comments, but just shrugged it off to an overactive imagination.

Unfortunately, one of them (as I discovered yesterday), was causing some posts to be rejected (and the poster’s browser to be redirected). It was called “ThreeStrikesSpam”, and it was sending people to for whatever reason.

Anyway, I have uninstalled the plugin. I have a few others still installed to (hopefully) weed out the spammers. I apologize for some of you missing out on commenting. If a comment doesn’t go through, please let me know and I’ll try to get it to work for you.