Wanted, an RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji. Willing to program myself, if necessary. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Is anyone else who uses Bloglines not able to get their Metafilter feed? Mine hasn't come in for about 5 days now. I've tried deleting the feed and resubscribing... to no avail.
posted by gman
on Oct 8, 2008 -
I am attempting to create a Google Gadget that displays RSS feeds on the iGoogle page. The problem that I'm having is that the gadget does not display the RSS in the same way as adding an XML to iGoogle does, there is a different display depending on theme and device. [more inside]
posted by gregschoen
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Help me keep my mom from going insane at her work! She has a boring sit-at-the-computer all day job, with crazy coworkers. Her work banned downloading and streaming media, so I helped her pick a simple 2 gig mp3 player. She listens to BBC streams, and I helped her find rss feeds for the relevant podcasts. Now she's all set up with Google Reader and a few feeds, and wants more. Trouble is I don't know what to recommend... [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Is there a way to update information on a website that has an rss feed and have the feed not show the pages as "updated?"
I have a collection of news releases that were inconsistently showing some information. I made them consistent, but the next time I update the rss feed, every news release I did this year will come up as new. Any way to prevent that?
posted by answergrape
on Sep 24, 2008 -
What options do I have for a good web- (preferred) or desktop(Windows)-based RSS reader that has good options for managing older posts within feeds? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro
on Sep 5, 2008 -
One of the most obnoxious features of Thunderbird-as-RSS-reader is that when checking feeds it will display "http://feedurl.com/feed.xml is not a valid feed" in the status bar, but there doesn't seem to be any actual log of the broken ones anywhere, nor does there seem to be any way to view the errors as a list. I can export my list of feeds to an OPML file, but the only OPML validators i've been able to find online only tell me if the opml file itself is a valid format, not whether any of the linked-to xml files are either 404-ing or otherwise broken.
This leads to me to my followup:
1) Is there any way for Thunderbird to give me a list of feeds it considers to be broken and unretrievable
2) is there an online service that can take an opml file and check the links for validity?
posted by softlord
on Sep 1, 2008 -
When watching a tag on Delicious
, whether through subscribing on-site or to the tag's RSS feed, I find reading through the deluge of posts quite cumbersome. Is there a way to filter out duplicate links to the same site that have been posted by different users? [more inside]
posted by defenestration
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Diagnose and treat my iGoogle page. Does anyone know why Google Reader in iGoogle looks like this
no matter what browser or machine I view it on? Can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by joshwebb
on Aug 11, 2008 -
Just started FireFox 3, after being a committed Opera fan. I added Sage as a plug-in to manage some dozen RSS feeds. Then, I added Foxmark to sync bookmarks, and suddenly all the Sage feeds in the left pane are gone. They're still in a bookmark folder called "Sage Feeds." I've Googled, and wiki'd, but I dont see how to get them back to the Sage panel where they belong.
posted by cameradv
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Does there exist a web-based tool that tracks open source projects and informs subscribers (by email, RSS etc.) about major developments, e.g. when they release version 1.0? [more inside]
posted by wodow
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I need to be able to automatically identify language (English, Japaneese, Russian, etc ... ) in which a particular blog-post has been written. (lang attribute might or might not be available). [more inside]
posted by chexov
on Jul 20, 2008 -
How can I make aesthetically pleasing RSS feeds for the readers of my Web site, specifically so that my feed will keep the formatting like a lot of sites do in Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by thebreaks
on Jul 17, 2008 -
How can I filter a feed based on the absence of terms rather than the presence? I've used feed sifter before, but this won't handle terms you want excluded?
Specifically, I'd like to set up an rss to Amazon's Gold Box that excludes the terms jewelry, necklace and watch as that would massively cut down the clutter from this feed.
posted by ewiley28
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle.
Any good apps out there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 9, 2008 -
Is there a way to automatically create Google Reader news searches from a long list of topics? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jul 3, 2008 -
What cute/pointless web things are out there where visitors to your page/site generate RSS feed entries simply by visiting? Example inside. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I've found myself with a little more time on my hands. I'd like to add a few useful, relevant blogs and podcasts to the ranks of my RSS reader. Any suggestions for me? [more inside]
posted by charmston
on May 30, 2008 -
I'd like set up an RSS feed which offers results of a search from news feeds I've selected. Alternatives to Yahoo Pipes, please. [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless
on May 25, 2008 -
I have a list of a few hundred sites that I need to subscribe to via RSS. I have the URLs, but not the feed URLs. Is there a way to subscribe en masse
without knowing the feed URLs? I need a way to automate this as it's something I'll need to do again in the future. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 14, 2008 -
How can I automate the news searches that I'm performing on the same subjects day after day after day? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Within the RSS feedreader Bloglines, is there a simple method to keep track of which feeds have been most valuable? [more inside]
posted by chase
on Apr 28, 2008 -
My site's cron tasks eat up a lot
of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air
, Wait, Wait...
, and All Songs Considered
have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Is there a service that will allow me to seamlessly embed a recorded voicemail into an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by stuboo
on Mar 27, 2008 -
Is there a service that will let you to subscribe to notifications of new artist (music) and/or author (books) releases, but is not spammy?
posted by dmd
on Mar 14, 2008 -
I don't use iTunes, but many podcast links assume you do. Is there any way to 'decode' the podcast feed from the iTunes link? [more inside]
posted by flameproof
on Feb 26, 2008 -
I'm looking for an online system that allows us to set up a number that people can sms text to from their cell/mobile phones. It needs to work in the USA, and ideally also support RSS feeds of the messages as they come in - or some similar feed - so we can extract the received texts. Failing the live feed, we could make do with an Inbox system and periodically scrape or manually extract the messages out. Also being able to reply to the incoming messages is a bonus but not essential.
posted by influx
on Feb 21, 2008 -
How do I attach a favicon to an rss (xml) feed, specifically from Blogger, although if you have more generic information I'll have a look at that too? No more inside
– that's the entire question.
posted by zadcat
on Feb 13, 2008 -
Whats the best solution for displaying text and/or rss feed crawls, etc on a TV via a wired or wireless network connection? [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo
on Feb 12, 2008 -
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed.
I'm currently using WordPress
to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Is there a simple way to convert an XML feed into a MYSQL database? [more inside]
posted by alse
on Jan 21, 2008 -
I'd like to create a feed of all references to my web site (by searching for the domain name) on popular link farms such as reddit. [more inside]
posted by qvtqht
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Can anyone help me create an RSS feed, using Yahoo Pipes, from a list on an HTML page? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Say that I will go travelling for one month without internet access. For my email that poses no problem. All incoming mails wait for me in gmail when I get back. But how can I similarly avoid missing content in the many RSS feeds I regularly read? Can some online service cache all the feeds for me? [more inside]
posted by nolnar
on Jan 16, 2008 -