For a while I’ve thought Dave Winer’s What’s Like RSS? question needed to be developed further. Perhaps some kind of outline / catalogue of open formats that are well-established, have no “owner” but multiple existing stake-holders, and are unlikely to change at any time in the near future. Anyway, I thought one should exist, so […]
So Yahoo Pipes is closing down. As of August 30th 2015, users will no longer be able to create new Pipes. The Pipes team will keep the infrastructure running until end of September 30th 2015 in a read-only mode. You can download your Pipe definition by specifying your Pipe-ID (_id) and the output format (_out=json) […]
Jon Udell goes back to RSS.
Brent Simmons : What Happened at UserLand.
Long live RSS Backup! Really, a separate script / project just to back-up Quora is overkill. Now I have a more general script for backing up from any RSS feed. (Which I’ll be able to use to ensure I have copies of what I write here and on Composing.) I also made it a bit […]
If you missed it, I launched a Fiverr Gig. Quick explanation.
A couple of tweaks to the Quora grabbing script. Makes it worth upgrading to a full GitHub project.
I love Quora. It’s a great site and community. But I started getting a bit concerned how much writing I was doing there which was (potentially) disappearing inside their garden and not part of the body of thinking I’m building up on ThoughtStorms (or even my blogs). Fortunately, I discovered Quora has an RSS feed […]
A quick question. What’s the right way to add “tag” information to an RSS feed? (So that a story can have a number of tags associated with it? Eg. my last story here was tagged “wiki”, “bill seitz” etc.) Looking at the spec there’s a “category” sub-element. Is it this? Does each category need to […]
Dave Winer asked a great question back in December. What standards are like (his ideal for) RSS? That is, basically fixed forever by convention, large userbase and multiple suppliers? My suggestions : In practice, a few Unix classics : SSH, the diff / patch formats, rsync, finger. All used on a grand scale by many […]