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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for syndicating (organizing) news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites, news-oriented community sites.RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community (blogs). Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them.references:http://www.... ...
... from here. It's actually kind of cool as it allows the user to search the MSDN Blogs and forums and also the CodeZone as well as articles on MSDN. The really cool part is that you can subscribe to you query as an RSS feed! Being an Alpha it does have a few bugs, so feedback please. The feedback link is on the bottom of the right hand frame or here. ...

Emily Chang lists Where's Tim on her eHub list of cool web 2.0 applications. She sent me a text message on Where's Tim to tell me we had been listed :)

Of course, if you subscribed to the Who linked to Where's Tim RSS feed you would have already known that!!

Robert Scoble has been arguing that RSS has hit the mainstream after attending LIFT conference and asking how many people use RSS there. I have to say he lives in a slightly skewed version of the world. Unlike the rest of us he lives towards the leading edge of technologies. Although I don't agree with everything that Dave Winer says about what needs to happen with RSS to make it mainstream, I do think he has a bit more of an idea of how it will need to be implemented to be used by the mainstream ...

I really hope Outlook 12 has a nice RSS/NNTP integration story.  I use Omea Reader right now because it has provided the smoothest integration between RSS and NNTP.  I find myself in Outlook Express from time to time for NNTP though because OE is quite responsive.  Omea does a good job, it's just a bit sluggish at times.  What would be better is to see JetBrains develop an Outlook add-in (hint, hint Omea development team!).

Well we are all talking about wiki's for business but what happens when those business people aren't in their office... they need it on the move. What device do most business people have with them. That would be their mobile phone. So the question now is how do we manage to get wiki's on mobiles and get them to be mobile enabled? Once again when looking at this we get into all the same sort of issues that arise from the likes of Mobile Mondays on data accessing across different platforms and with ...
I realize that The Conversations Network is young, but here are my first thoughts and constructive criticisms anyway. The recommendations page should have an "Add to queue" link right there beside the program listing, so that I don't have to click on the program detail link and visit another page in order to add a program to my queue. Sometimes I can tell by the title that I want to add it right away. Also on the recommendations page, I'm not sure what the “relevance“ graphic is - since ...
The Microsoft Windows Live team got a small number of developers, users and bloggers together to let them know about the latest and greatest developments along with a few details about their direction over the next few months. The basics of what they said were that they are looking to have a consistent interface between Messenger, Spaces, portal, search etc. This is so that people don't think they are all created by different teams etc. It will be interesting to see how they approach this. They are ...
Where's Tim now has RSS feeds! You can get feeds for: -When my location changes -Who was kind enough to link to Where's Tim -News and development changes The location feed can also be customized via query strings. For example this url: http://www.timhibbard.com/w... will create an RSS feed that will have a map embedded in it that is 500 pixels tall, 311 pixels wide and a zoom level of 9. You can also go to this page, and a form will ...
I’ve mentioned in the past that I prefer to receive my RSS feeds in my e-mail. Many disagree with me. I’ve mentioned some tools in the past designed to pump your feeds into Outlook for you, and allegedly Outlook 12 will have the same feature. However, Squeet is not e-mail client specific. It lets you subscribe to feeds and it converts them to e-mail for you. I haven’t tried it out because I’m happy with the solution I have, but it’s still something worth a look if you’re ...
I have realised that I have made something of an error in that I have failed to include Doug Brown @ DABCC.com in my list of RSS feeds, so I have taken a good look through the items that have been posted in the last month or so and posted a consolidated list here: But please take time to check out Doug's site and keep an eye on the MIAB ver 4.0 coming soon.... Web Interface 4.0 Command-line Installation and Site Management Web Interface 4.0 supports installation, uninstallation, site creation, site ...
This thing is just cool.... Best add on for IE I have seen in a long time. It should definately be in your toolkit if you develop any form of web application. You will notice that in the picture, I have tables + divs outlined. I also have the classes of various elements being shown, and I am in process of looking through the DOM. A few other really useful bits of functionality are quick access to change IE settings (such as disabling scripting) and the ability to clear cache only for the current ...
Gavin Joyce has created a great new website called DotNetKicks.com The site is geared towards Microsoft development and is very much community driven were the community decides what stories are on the site with a novel twist! Members of the community can 'Kick' an article, after recieving enough kicks the article is then promoted to the front page. Simple and clever as the most popular content will appear first. The site also has a simple search engine for finding articles and a side bar that also ...
During a current project, I needed a tool for generating PDF documents for reporting on pre-printed forms. The majority of reports in the system use this form. I wanted to find a solution that fit my needs and nothing more. Other systems do so much and very well, but for just developer needs, they are a bit much. I found a utility call Siberix PDF Library and it's counterpart Siberix Report Writer. If you need a tool for PDF generation, I highly suggest these products. At the current time, the price ...
Gavin Joyce blogs about a new site, www.DotNetKicks.com: I am pleased to announce the launch of DotNetKicks.com, a community driven news site specialising in Microsoft development technologies, the .NET framework & related tools and technologies I can't seem to find an RSS feed anywhere for the site though. Hopefully it will be up soon ...
London Girl Geek Dinners now has a website which can be found here. For all you fans of RSS (me included), the site will soon have a RSS feed. Nice one Minxy ...
My favorite RSS reader, FeedDemon, is getting an update soon. I am currently running 1.6 RC2, which is great. However, a v2 beta is rumored to being released soon with many smokin new improvements. One of the lucky first alpha testers has some reviews of the work in progress here.
It's funny really, my organisation hasn't got an official blog or gotten around to adding RSS feeds to the site (I'm sure they will do sooner or later) but plenty of people in my organisation are beavering away with their own blogs. Here is a list of the ones I've discovered so far (I'm darn sure there are more) and as it's all personal content I'm sure our corporate communications department wouldn't get upset about any of it. But as for certain political parties, World of Warcraft players and certain ...
No rest for the wicked! My first week back has meant clocking up the miles and visiting vendors and attending meetings. One of the software vendors I went to visit was Sybase at their Maidenhead office and particularly their mobility division. I would like to thank Ian Matthews and Tim Roberts for there hospitality. The day visit was a deep dive into the Afaria mobility management product. Afaria, if you have done your homework, is the pretty much the market leader in the mobility management space ...
My RSS feed picked up an article from Medical Connectivity Consulting today. The issues that this particular article raises have been felt throughout the medical industry. I found it rather ironic less than a month ago when a Microsoft employee asked me why the medical industry don't seem to be latching onto Microsoft products. The software is not been written to a high enough integrity level that the users or the developers can be confident in placing it in such a safety critical environment. The ...
Hello All (5 of you), Due to a lot of changes lately in career and association involvement, I've decided to do my blogging over on an MSN Spaces site. I know, I know - real bloggers don't use MSN. That's ok - I don't mind being whatever that makes me. I'll keep this site going for my previous posts (as long as Jeff lets me), but all new posts will be at: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... The actual RSS feed is: http://spaces.msn.com/membe... I hope to stay in touch ...
As many of you have seen, Microsoft and Mozilla have agreed to use a new icon to represent RSS feeds. If you want to use it in your posts, I have hosted it for us and it can be found at http://www.geekswithblogs.n... ...
I've long been a fan of using Exchange 2003's OMA to get my Corporate email on my SmartPhone but now Google has formally released their Mobile version of Gmail at m.gmail.com Along with this I have also signed up with Bloglines as they also manage to recognise the small form factor of the SmartPhone so this leaves it nice and simple for me to now keep up to date with my Corporate and Personal email as well as my RSS Feeds when on the go. Give them a try, I don't think you'll regret it ...
As mentioned earlier in this blog, I am building a rss program together with http://datafreakz.blogspot.com Right now we have about 100000 feeds from this feeds I had before the weekend about 5000 that failed. Now most of these feeds were valid rss although my google sidebar doesn't parse a lot of them either. Then I've noticed that lots of people never took the time to read the specifications and dump whatever they like in an rss feed.Furthermore there are a lot of people including w3c and ms that ...
IE7 and Mozilla will share RSS icon. And a crappy icon, though: Someone commented in the IE Blog post linked above that it was a nice recognizable icon. Whatever. Not as recognizable as this one: Or for that matter, this one: ...
The Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages. These features enable you to:-- Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.-- Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.-- Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.-- View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.-- Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.-- ...
Spot the noob blogger, sorry. I can't find anywhere within my gwb a link to subscribe to rss for feedback / comments. I really like everything else and would love to follow blogrolls in my aggregator. Any help would be great. ...
Now that Visual Studio 2005 has been released for a month, more books are starting to hit the shelves, training classes are popping up, and a lot of articles are (still) being written. Below is a roadmap I have laid out to bring experienced Visual Basic .NET programmers up to date. Visual Basic 6er's will probably be okay too. Video Tutorials There are two video series available for free from the MSDN site. One covers Visual Basic and Windows Forms, the other ASP.NET. These are very basic and will ...

Adrian Holovaty (formally of Lawrence Journal World) reports that washingtonpost.com has released RSS feeds for every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991. Very cool.

I can't wait to see the mashups that come out of this.

Scott Kuhl has a post that talks about some of the problems associated with a blog “main page” like here at GeeksWithBlogs. There are other problems, though, when you subscribe to a main feed through an RSS reader. I subscribe to several Main Feeds, including blogs.msdn.com, weblogs.asp.net, and geekswithblogs.net. Main Feeds are nice because: You can discover brand new bloggers with interesting content to subscribe to You can find the occasional interesting post by bloggers you don't ...
Gmail atom feed allows you to display your unread email messages using any rss reader control. Its pretty sweet! Check out the link below to read your unread email. https://mail.google.com/mai... powered by IMHO ...
JetBrains has done it again! Being an avid user of Resharper, I was immediately interested when Brian told me about Omea Reader. Omea has a Free Version and a Pro version that costs $49. I am not sure what the pro version has that the free version does not, because the free version seems to have everything. It is very reminiscent of Outlook 2003. It allows you to search all your RSS feeds as well as navigate and search your web browser favorites. It also supports news feeds and contacts. Check it ...
Chris Williams has posted a couple of rants about GeeksWithBlogs bloggers who post way too many items per day to the main page. See ok seriously and Shades of Chris J Breisch. I agree that this is a problem. But I don't think the solution is a social fix asking bloggers to stop posting everything to the main page. If its possible than someone, or multiple people, will continue to do it. It may just be an educational thing that the users, especially new ones, do not know about this feature. But as ...
Update 8/11/2009: This post has moved and a new better version of the regex is there: http://flanders.co.nz/2009/... I have been looking for a good first layer of validating an url to see if it is valid. For checking the format of the url it seems to me to be the most logical approach to use regular expressions. Up until now I always discarded them as being to “geeky”, meaning i don't consider it my life's biggest goal to be typing (/?[]\w) all day long (so ...

Once I installed the new version of RSS Bandit, I had my blog repost everything. I have been trying to recreate this problem for some time. RSS Bandit seems to be calling 'www.geekswithblogs.net' and then later 'geekswithblogs.net'. This www and no www problem is becoming a major problem with GWB (images get messed up). So, I am on it now finding a solution to this problem.

This blog will be used by the leaders of the Microsoft technology focused user groups in Toronto and the surrounding areas. It will mainly be used for meeting announcements so that interested attendees can come to one site or subscribe to one RSS feed to find out what topics are being presented and determine which meetings they want to attend. It will also be used to post general information of interest to the developer community such as code camps or live MSDN events.
I haven't been posting much lately because I got pretty busy over the past few months and it looks like it isn't going to change quickly either. I got added to the new zealand .NET user group with this blog. and would like to thank nic wise for adding me. his blog can be found @ http://www.fastchicken.co.n... I decided together with 2 other guys to start writing a book about quick and simple programming using .NET 2 technology. And what better way is there than to write a fully working application ...
A new version of RSS Bandit has just been released! Don't let the download page on their site fool you, they haven't updated it yet. The UI has a new look with new icons, the disappearing toolbar issue has been resolved, quick icons in articles for “read” and “follow-up”, and I'm sure many other additions. Honestly, I'm happy with just the new icons and fixing my toolbars. That horrible smiley face icon on my desktop annoyed me slightly. :-) Grab v 1.3.0.38 here or wait until ...
<rant> I am not a guy who regularly checks if there any changes to specs, infact I cant remember the RSS spec at this very moment, so the content of this post could be 90% BS, 10% my the things I want. To state the obvious there are a lot of interesting blogs out there. And some of them (really good ones at that) might not be in English. Take Micheal Greth for example. He really blogs some awesome stuff or so I am told. But subscribing to his RSS feed really gives me nothing. What I would really ...
I'm using the RSS Feeder .NET (http://rssfeederdotnet.sou... to post this entry. I'm working on our new error tracking features that planned to be incorporated in our client application, so that we can know whether our customers are happy or not using our application. Its similar like Windows Error Reporting Services or Office Error reporting. Event this RSS Feeder also incorporated with error reporting to send each exception to their tracking system at sourceforge. We're going to implement ...
Matthew Cassell, at 15 years old, is the youngest member of my user group here in Kitchener. He's also one of the most active. He's recently put together a podcast that will focus on .NET development as it relates to the academic space. High school in particular. Don't let the audience demographic fool you. Matt has some great stuff already in the can, as it were, including an interview with Java/.NET congnoscente Ted Neward and Mono project caballero César López Natarén. You can download ...
SSE or Simple Shared Extensions extends RSS flows to being bi-directional. (Not to be confused with Scottish and Southern Energy) What this means is you will be able to share your data with anyone no matter the device or OS easily. Massive potiential. Is this an alternative to Web Services? Well not really as web service and SSE are actually going to be in different leagues and don't entirely overlap, for example SSE is not design to have authentication, whilst Web Services with WS-Security is going ...
IBM have followed Microsoft's lead and created a section dedicated to Architecture on their DeveloperWorks site which can be found here. The resources has a lot of content already but it all seems to be around the architectural subjects that IBM want to push such as SOA and model driven development, instead of a broader range of content aimed at all the disciplines that Architecture covers but I'm sure this will grow with time. Anyway, if you are an Architect it is certainly worth signing up to the ...
Welcome to my tech blog! I'm going to be retiring my spaces blog shortly (which was the plan all along). I'm going to be creating my own personal site (www.chaoticgood.ca) in the near future when I get more time (aiming for 2007 currently), but for now I wanted to have a tech-only type site that I could post on things that are work friendly. So here you won't find commentary on my views of society, abortion, religion, politics, etc....just Microsoft goodness and any geeky stuff that I come accross. ...

LMAO when stumbling across an RSS aggregator called RSS Bandit.

Actually, it's very good... and the app aint bad either ;-)

The RSS feed for Where's Tim wasn't working quite right. It's back now.

http://www.timhibbard.com/wherestim.xml

Also, if you need a quick and dirty Windows application to create RSS feeds, check out RSS Builder. It is an open source program and he is looking for developers to help him out.

Clemens posts Visual Studio Overload And The Specialization Gamble and Taulty posts .NET 2.0: How far it's come as somewhat of a response. As a solutions architect, I can't even begin to explain how overwhelming it is at times trying to wrap my mind around the different technologies coming down the pipeline even though they are all .NET-based. Today it's LINQ, tomorrow its Workflow, next week it's Avalon and in 3 months its C# 3.0. Good thing we have blogs, syndication, RSS and ATOM ...
Its old news that Bloglines had some obvious changes recently (ie, the hotkeys), but I did not realize that one of these changes was enclosure recognition. I tell you one thing, for an RSS aggregation software company, bloglines sure does have trouble communicating with its users. For some strange reason, their news page *looks* like it might be based on a feed, but it has no permalinks. Do they even have a blog?Technorati tags: bloglines ...
Found this via Dare. In this post, Sean from the IE RSS team writes: Our years of experience in with HTML in Internet Explorer have taught us the long-term pain that results from being too liberal with what you accept from others. Hence, we’ve adopted the following overriding principle for IE 7 and RSS platform in Windows Vista: We will only support feeds that are well-formed XML. This principle allows us to build a more predictable feed parser. As a platform, it's important that applications ...