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Need some Japanese reading practice.

I want to receive one article, preferably about current events, written in Japanese, on my Kindle, every day. How can I arrange this? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Turning mp3 bookmarks into a podcast feed

I'm looking for an easy way to turn mp3s I find online into a podcast feed. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Feb 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Daily tech news source that's updated once a day and has an RSS feed?

Anyone know of a tech news source that's updated once a day and has an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

What is the best way to get twitter feeds in an rss reader?

Once upon a time it was pretty easy to access twitter feeds in an rss reader. But a few months back ( in June I think ) twitter stopped supporting the rss api so now it's not so simple. What options are available for accessing twitter through rss? In the extended explanation I'll list what I have tried so far. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by metadave on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Create an RSS feed from a web page

I would like to create an RSS feed from a Peanuts cartoon web page, specifically http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts My RSS reader can't find a feed there. Is there a way to get one anyway or "construct" one? Thanks.
posted by feelinggood on Oct 6, 2013 - 4 answers

Where can I get announcements of iOS jailbreaks?

I am interested in being alerted if and when jailbreaks to iOS 6.1.3/4 and iOS 7 are released, but I have no interest in the daily news about jailbreaks on the legitimate sites like iphonehacks.com or developers' twitter accounts. Is there an RSS feed or email service that will alert me if and only if a legitimate jailbreak is released? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Oct 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Differences in RSS feedreader update times?

Why are there such differences in the updates times or frequencies of various RSS clients? Looking for an alternative to the Google, I'm trying out various readers, specifically InoReader and The Old Reader. If I "mark all as read" in both readers at the same time, two hours later The Old Reader will show (actual example) 67 new items, while InoReader shows 44. This is after refreshing both in my browser. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on May 17, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I create a very specific RSS feed from a webpage?

I want to set up a RSS feed that spits out the wind speed ONLY from this weather page. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Apr 5, 2013 - 11 answers

How add feeds to The Old Reader in firefox?

I'm supposed to use "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s" in the firefox feed handler, but I'm unclear exactly HOW. I know that replacing the "%s" with the url I'm wanting to add works, but I don't know how to get firefox to replace the '%s' with the current url. Adding it as a bookmark doesn't appear to work. Thoughts?
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Recommended replacements for Google Reader?

Google Reader is being retired in a few months. What web services (or conceivably software) would you recommend as a replacement?
posted by shenderson on Mar 13, 2013 - 48 answers

The Great Google Break Up: RSS Edition.

What is a good RSS alternative to Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by itsacover on Nov 19, 2012 - 7 answers

RSS emaildigests slowerweb slowweb

RSS to email using Gmail (and w/out much tech knowledge) - is this possible? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Oct 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me re-home my rss feeds.

I've been using NetNewsWire on the mac since I helped beta test it prior to its release(11+ years), and need a new place to spend most of my internet time. More than 200 daily read feeds later I need a modern reader that can actually deal with modern flash/java/whatever items without crashing of freezing for minutes at time. Anyone recommend something that runs well on 10.8 and can hookup with my google reader account?
posted by nenequesadilla on Aug 13, 2012 - 7 answers

RSS reader with offline Instapaper sync

I'm looking for an iOS iPhone RSS reading application that will queue up additions Instapaper or other read later service while offline. Most that I've tried require you to be online, which stinks since I read the news on the subway a lot. I've researched like crazy but most apps or reviews don't give details on this feature in their descriptions so it's hard to know, and I can't buy them all. There is one, called Byline, but it hasn't been updated in a year and has tons of crashes when in offline mode, which defeats the purpose.
posted by kfs27 on Jul 31, 2012 - 10 answers

iPad Rss/Google Reader app with passcode lock?

The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me populate a spreadsheet by scraping an RSS feed.

I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Straight to readable text?

Is there an online RSS feed reader, with a Readability-like feature, that takes me straight to formatted text when I click on a news item? No extra clicks on readability or instapaper buttons please. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Streaming from RSS Podcasts via Twitter

I want to promote a podcast by auto-posting to social media using the RSS feed. However, the links that post go to my website and not to the individual podcasts. What can I do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

RSS stealer, thy name is revenge.

A couple websites are taking my RSS feed, placing it on their website with their own ads, and of course doing this without permission. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (backlinks, right), but it sure as heck isn't welcome. I want to send the webmaster a very clear message - taking my stuff without asking is wrong. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Oct 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does Google Reader forget old unread posts?

Sometimes when I have a more than a week's backlog of unread posts on Google Reader, I notice that it will suddenly forget a couple of days' worth of unread items, annoying me to no end. Has anyone else noticed this and/or has tips for how to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by RyanAdams on Aug 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Error in setting up RSS feed to reddit and hackernews

Hello, I am trying to set a RSS feed using Microsoft outlook for www.reddit.com/r/programming reddit and hackernews(news.ycombinator.com). Outlook is my mail client to check my office mails. (email server using - POP3) Bu when I say Subscribe now, it it opens outlook on my windows-PC ,but gives an error as below :- "Outlook cannot download the RSS content from http://www.reddit.com/rss because of problem connecting to server. Same error occurs when I tried to subscribe to hackernews(http://news.ycombinator.com/rss as well. So something to do with Outlook settings or something? This is at office PC which is behind a router/firewall. http://news.ycombinator.com/rss 1.What is the problem here. Do I need to change some setting in outlook for this RSS feed? 2.How can i fix this to see Hackernews RSS feeds using my outlook?
posted by goldenmean on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

If I read one more pointless post about Atlus' "Catherine" or somebody's controller mod....

Looking for an RSS feed of just the right amount of video game news. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me read Twitter without actually being a Twitterer

I like reading some people's Twitter feeds, but I don't want to join Twitter. I used to be able to subscribe to individual Twitter feeds via RSS, but Twitter doesn't support direct RSS feeds any more. They recommend "using a 3rd party service." What does this mean? And how can I, a somewhat technologically clueless individual, read individual Twitter feeds on my Google homepage?
posted by That's Numberwang! on May 12, 2011 - 8 answers

why reinvent the wheel?

[Not-wanting-to-reinvent-the-wheel web filter] looking for a particular way of implementing blog posts onto static site. Please hope me save time. RSS question inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on May 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Tumblr 'likes' via RSS

I want my tumblr 'likes' to be readable via RSS. Tumblr does allow you to export your data (including 'likes') by xml or json via their API. Unfortunately I have no clue how to get started and would appreciate any help. Thanks.
posted by nam3d on Feb 4, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I make an RSS feed for Bloomberg News?

I'd like to have an RSS feed for Bloomberg News, specifically for their environment reporting, that I can put into Google Reader. The problem is, Bloomberg News discontinued RSS feeds in 2006. None of the workarounds I've found are satisfactory: This one, for example, tries to use Google News, but it wouldn't really work for my purposes. (Using "environment" site:bloomberg.com as my search string wouldn't necessarily return all news items related to the environment -- a story just about renewable energy, for example, not its environmental benefits, wouldn't show up at all.) There's also Feedity, but they want you to pay to have feeds with any sort of functionality, which I'd rather not do if I don't have to. Page2RSS is closer to the mark, but the output is messy (multiple stories in the same feed item). Businessweek.com, which is owned by Bloomberg News, offers RSS feeds with Bloomberg News, but they don't allow for narrowing down on just the environment reporting. Is there a solution out there that's better? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Please recommend an RSS-to-email service. Criteria within.

RSS-to-email: In which I lament the late, lamented RSSfwd, and look for a replacement service. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 22, 2010 - 2 answers

How can I tell if a feed is no longer active in Google Reader?

Is there a way to locate any feeds in Google Reader that have not been updated in x days? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Oct 1, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm hungry. RSS feed me.

What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Aug 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is my Google Reader "Next" button acting erratic?

Why would my Google Reader "Next" button (the one you can drag right onto your bookmarks toolbar) just take me to random sites every time I click it? I'm logged into my account and everything. Doesn't look like any previous questions posted here address this particular problem.
posted by jeroum on Jun 23, 2010 - 9 answers

This RSS thing. Explain it to me please.

I have a webpage that contains links to podcasts that are hosted in my Dropbox public folder. I would like to submit these podcasts to the iTunes Store. However, my submissions need to be in RSS format. Please explain to me how this is done like I'm five. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Feedburner RSS stats strangeness

The Feedburner RSS feed for my blog has suddenly increased its "reach" to ten times the number of subscribers. Is this a bug? [more inside]
posted by him on Apr 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Help my readers find me again

Can I publish a one time post to my blog's old RSS feed to alert readers of the new RSS feed's location? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Apr 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Daring Fireballesq. RSS

Following on from my previous question how can I change my RSS feed in WordPress so that the links tag actually links to my custom field's 'external-link' and not the posts permalink?
posted by nam3d on Apr 16, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I track RSS subscribers for a feed with parameters?

I have an RSS feed that takes parameters, something like http://my.site/rss.php?parameter=foo. I want to track subscribers for this feed. FeedBurner won't work, because it doesn't support this. Is there any service out there that does?
posted by zavulon on Mar 28, 2010 - 6 answers

What pitfalls should I keep in mind when adapting PHP scripts to run on the command line?

I'm trying to run some PHP scripts via the CLI instead of over HTTP. How do I make them play nice? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Firefox RSS options

How do I add Google Reader as an RSS subscription option in Firefox 3.6? When I click on an RSS feed icon my only option is Live Bookmarks.
posted by jmf2525 on Mar 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Two blogs, one domain - how to guide visitors?

I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Blog standards

Blogger is ending its FTP service next month. I have a problem about moving some or all of my postings into a Wordpress blog. The issue also involves a question about RSS. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

rss feed for authors' new books?

I read a lot of serial genre fiction, specifically science fiction and fantasy. I'm currently reading a lot of series and some of them don't get new books very often. I sometimes completely miss new books. Is there some resource, preferably Google Reader compatible, that will allow me to just maintain a list of authors, and have it tell me when a new book is out? Amazon doesn't seem to have specific author/series searches. There was this question, but it's old, Amazon specific, for subjects not authors, and the answer no longer works. Assuming there's no such resource, would you use such a service?
posted by jefftang on Jan 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Filter for Flickr feeds

How would I filter out a single user's images from a Flickr pool's feed? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now on Nov 23, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I be reading?

I ask you, educated and oh-so cultured MeFites, what should I be reading? Everything's in order, except for my RSS feeds. I'm in need of a good mix of wit, news, and good ol' amusement from the world over to serve as nothing less than my daily reading material. Help me stock that RSS reader. [more inside]
posted by csjc on Sep 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Firefox + RSS is making me crazy

Taming Firefox mouse behavior... [more inside]
posted by taubman on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Thunderbird in plain text

How do I make everything appear in plain text in Mozilla Thunderbird? (using version 2.0.0.22 on Windows XP). I do not want to see any images, don't want to be asked if I want to see them, and I don't want anything to appear in HTML, including RSS feeds. I don't want to see people's cutesy stationary or Twitter's background colors when it notifies me of a new follower. I want black text on a white background, et rien de plus. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 20, 2009 - 3 answers

I'd like to cause newspapers to lose revenuve faster...

Which quality newspapers and other news services provide full-text RSS feeds? I'm looking for a world, national, and also sources specific to California news and politics. Alternatively, what are some MacGyver-style ways to make a full-text RSS feed for my current favorites? [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Aug 18, 2009 - 2 answers

How can you create a communal Yahoo Pipes feed?

Can I use Yahoo Pipes to create a feed that contains a bunch of other feeds added by other people? [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Who's reading?

How can I juice up a foo.wordpress.com site? Specifically I want a better statcounter, but any other cool stuff you recommend would be nice, too. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Google News atom feeds not working. Any ideas?

Google News atom feeds not working. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Mar 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Idiot's Guide to RSS Needed

I pride myself as being a pretty savy internet user. However, I am embarassed to say that I do not understand the RSS concept or even how it works. I have read about it and all but still my mind goes blank when I try to figure out how to use it in my day to day life online. Any suggestions for websites that explain it all so I can see if I can or should be expanding my use of it?
posted by cmh0150 on Mar 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Too much of a good Instapundit

Is there any way to make GoogleReader (or another RSS/feed reader) limit the concentration of posts I see from any given website? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Mar 10, 2009 - 2 answers

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