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I've often heard the phrase "seven year itch" in reference to the inclination of people to become unfaithful after seven years of marriage. I guess seven years has some mystical or mathematical significance when it comes to the human attention span. It's easy to imagine such a milestone leading someone to "climb the stupid tree", as a good friend of mine is fond of saying. However, sometimes I think that this general restlessness can be a positive force in life and help prod us out of a patch of ...
ASP.NET RSS Toolkit, the interesting library originally developed by Dmitry, which I've posted about by the time it moved to CodePlex. I and M. Tayseer used it in a couple of production websites and it was pretty useful, now shipped a new release with intrestting features: This release adds many new features to support other syndication formats including RDF, ATOM and OPML. It adds aggregation of the feeds contained in an OPML and generates a much strong-typed binding to the RSS feed. Additional ...
Randy Charles Morin doesn't know why anyone would want to use RSS to transmit OFX data. I find his confusion odd: ... why do you need RSS as an envelop for financial data in the first place. We have OFX, which predates RSS and works just fine. RSS can't be expected to do everything. Not that it can't. You can also use RSS as an envelope for OFX, but why not just use OFX? I don't expect my dishwasher to do the laundry, even if it can. RSS can be expected to do what it is best at - syndicating data ...
I was reading an old post on Scott Hanselman's blog about accessing private feeds via RSS. The discussion turned toward comparing RSS reader requests to OFX requests that applications like Microsoft Money make to banks. A comment from "Jordan": No CTO wants to have his face on the cover of the Wall Street Journal because his site provided an RSS feed to Bloglines and Bloglines has a security breach that exposes all that information. I have several private RSS feeds that I would not trust a third ...
Today, we have plenty of rss sources like syndic8, feedburner and many more which i am not bringing down or about which i dont know. Now, the problem with this RSS repos is that they are too many RSS sources, but only few are very useful. To get really useful list of RSS , Lets' say , you have imported list of RSS , but you dont really know which ones to prefer to users.One thing , you can do, mark RSS feeds with different values on basis of some criterila that will bring the useful on top others. ...
If you can't get an account for Google Mashup Editor, take the tour. Neat, huh? Then download RSSBus! If you do have GME, use RSSBus to generate feeds that you can use inside GME. Have some data that you'd like to quickly expose in an RSS or atom feed? RSSBus. Tags: google mashup editor, mashup, mashup blog, rssbus, rss ...
What!? I hear you say, where did 1.0 go? Did I miss it? No, unfortunately some of the version numbers got out of synch in the initial release. The .Addin file was reporting 0.9, but the assembly was reporting 1.0.x.x so the only way to get the versioning back in order and get the install script working (an earlier version will not overwrite a later one) was to jump to v1.1. I fixed issue in the DeployMDXScript feature of BIDSHelper in that deploying the script in this manner does not build the SSAS ...
Raymond Yee wants to know how well RSSBus works as a mashup tool. While its true that RSSBus offers a lot of connectors that make it easy to mashup data coming from sources like Flickr, Amazon, and pre-existing RSS feeds - its also important to know that RSSBus is not only valuable as a mashup creation tool. One of its biggest uses is on the flip side of the coin - helping sources expose data in the first place. Without companies like Flickr and Amazon exposing their data in structured formats like ...
According to a recent article on TechCrunch, the RSS feed management company Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around $100M US. According to their source, who is rumored to be close to the deal, it is all cash and mostly upfront. The deal is likely to close in 2-3 weeks ...

Brain Ritchie has written an excellent post mentioning the steps to RSS enable your Subversion Change Log. You can check it here.

Thanks Brain and Martin Pittenauer for your contribution.

One of the "staples" of the Tech·Ed experience has always been the Virtual TechEd site. This year, Microsoft is changing things around a little bit and making the site live year round in order to extend the Tech·Ed experience before, during, and after the conference. As part of the new experience, the site has undergone a major facelift, and the home page is broken down into 4 sections: News & Happenings Oline Sessions Tech·Ed RSS Feeds Other Resources As I was browsing the site, I noticed that ...
Mashed up data - comments on some available tools for working with data. Working with data - How the Encylcopedia of Life and other data-rich organizations can benefit from a data tool like RSSBus. Enterprise RSS - Read/Write web highlights three players in the Enterprise RSS space. Note: Newsgator has partnered with RSSBus in order to help its customers "RSSify" corporate data ...
Microsoft released this tool last week. IE Add-on for people working on Web pages. Brief Description The Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages. http://www.microsoft.com/do... Overview The Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides several features for exploring and understanding Web pages. These features ...
The great folks at EventPoint (the company that coordinates Tech·Ed for Microsoft and is responsible for the Schedule Builder) have updated the RSS feed I was using to generate the Internet Calendars to include the rest of the sessions as well as some additional data that made my life much easier. (Thanks, Andy!) I have updated the calendars, so if you downloaded these as a subscription it should have been automatically updated. If not, you can download them from the following links. I have also ...
Here's an example of creating a feed of your Flickr contacts' favorite photos using RSSBus, which makes complex feed parsing/manipulation tasks easy. In my next post after this one I'll talk about how you can use RSSBus caching so that you can control which items are returned in the actual feed (for those with large numbers of contacts or favorited photos). For example, if this feed results in 400 photos for you, successive requests for the feed will not continue to return 400 photos - but only the ...
[edit: 16 May 2007] The calendars have been updated and a few new ones added. Check this post for more details. [/edit] Even though the Tech·Ed 2007 Schedule Builder is live, it is just as cumbersome (in my opinion) to use as ever. I had hoped that with the advent of AJAX, Silverlight, and the other interactive web technologies the schedule builder would have been more...interactive. The idea of having to pick a time period from a drop down list that contains more than 20 items and constantly having ...
Ian McAllister announced new support for RSS feeds for tags at Amazon.com. These feeds will be fun to play with in RSSBus. It would be interesting to take the AmzWishlist widget that I created with RSSBus and create an RSS feed that will show me items on Amazon.com that are tagged with the same terms as items I already have in my wishlist. Hmm.... I noticed that a commenter to Ian's post mentioned that he couldn't wait for RSS feeds for generic Amazon searches. Of course such feeds already exist ...
In the latest installation of Jon Udell's "Interviews With Innovators" series at IT Conversations, Jon speaks with Gent Hito, the CEO of /n software about RSSBus. A couple of highlights I picked out: The RSS in RSSBus: Many people have asked us, "why RSS"? Our reply is that the format doesn't matter. Whether it be RSS, Atom, JSON, or an Excel spreadsheet - its about the data - just name value pairs. The RSS in RSSBus is "Really Simple Services". By default these really simple services happen to be ...
Anyone visiting digg tonight was definitely in for a surprise. There are a few (hundreds? thousands? tens of thousands?) users that are angry with digg and their decision to take down a post earlier today. The post that was taken down contained the HD-DVD decryption key that can be used in Linux to watch HD-DVD movies. The original submitter has his story in more details here. The users have now flooded digg with fake stories, each one attacking digg's decision to remove the story/key, and also publishing ...
MIX 07 is happening right now in Las Vegas!!! Some of you might have viewed Ray Ozzie's Key Note as well as Scott Guthrie's Key Note few hours back. At Mix 07 the world is waiting to see our latest announcements and our next steps in the future of computing. With SilverLight and Windows Live reaching new heights in the scale of software and services or Software + Services, the world is set for a turn around on the way Enterprises and people use computers, software and the internet. You can catch ...
We all know it. We all try to follow it. GeeksWithBlogs.net is a community with many lifelong geeks. Many of them programmers. In the last year with constant research I feel that I have come futher than I have in the last five years. It goes to show that programming really is a way of life. Nowadays I live, breath eat and sleep it. Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that you need to take breaks every once in awhile. It's good to be immersed in new ideas and methodologies, but you need to step away ...
At first I was a little shocked... I wasn't quite sure how to feel and I wasn't sure if what I was feeling was anger or fear - or both. I found out a few days ago that starting next month I was going to have to expect a little less each month from my job. A little = 1/3 of my existing monthly income. Ouch. It is supposed to only be for a short time, but I can't count on that now that I live in Mexico. So, having said that, I apologize up front for the repositioning of the advertising and the addition ...
Lisa brought up an interesting point about RSSBus - some people are confused about what it does. Thats because it does SO MUCH. I have some 'splaining to do. RSSBus gives you the ability to access all of your data sources in the same way and in the same format. The beautiful thing about this is that it opens up so many options for what you can do with the data in a small amount of time. I like to say that RSSBus is three things: It's a feed generator. RSSBus gives its users the ability to create ...
I'm sitting here in Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Expo presentation entitled "What is Web 2.0: The Rules for Creating Successful Online Products in the 21st Century". He just said "We spend hundreds of billions on connecting systems together... You can connect all sorts of other data and systems together using RSS." And RSS doesn't cost billions. There's some simple math for ya. Then he mentioned that one of his clients told him to take all the SOAP stuff out, and take the REST stuff out too. "We want ...
Notes From Day One - Session One We had the normal introduction session this morning where VMware really seem to be pushing their virtual appliances. These are essentially virtual machines which are prebuilt with their O.S. and apps already installed and ready to go, So you don't have to go through the rigmarole of reading the instruction manual and putting 3 Cd's in. They will also be releasing the manager for their new Ace Product as a V.A. They hope that software suppliers will catch in and start ...
I've added Snap Preview Anywhere to my blog. It generates a popup window with a preview of the site for links in my posts. Firefox users will recognize the same technology in the GooglePreview extension, and extension that does this for Google searches. If you're looking at this post in an RSS aggregator, or off the GWB main feed, you probably won't see it. You'll have to go to my blog directly to see it in action. Still, it works if you get redirected there, or click on the link in your aggregator ...
A couple of weeks ago I've had the pleasure of attending outbrain.com's "friends night out". A small get together of bloggers, outbrain.com crew and sympathizers. Not only was it great fun, it was also educational as Dr. Nahum Sharfman (of shopping.com fame) gave a short talk about the recent web 2.0 startup boom. Dr. Sharfman's bottom line seems to be that nobody knows what's going to catch on and what isn't, with the one exception that a viable business model should be the prerequisite for anyone ...
In the world of RSS and newsreaders there is a war of preferences going around over how people prefer to read their feeds. Categorized by feed, type of feed, or as a “river of news.” In other words first in, first displayed, in a long list and you simply scan top-to-bottom. I have tried both and IMO both have merit. River of news lets you see everything in an instant, and I find it useful for quickly locating important event. Then I read the “normal” stuff later on. When I am ready to consume all ...

I like using online RSS readers because they are easy to access and they stay up and polling for content.  I don't need to worry about having a reader up and running.

Lately I have been noticing that Bloglines is missing posts.  I had a similar problem with NewsGator.  Almost as if they are not polling for updates as frequently has they should.

Anyone have a good recommendation for an online RSS feed reader?

So I installed Office 2007 today and was playing around with Outlook. Wow, it loaded up my RSS feeds and has a feed reader. Cool. Hmm, does it have a news reader also? Searched around for a while and couldn't find it. It turns out it doesn't! Why? It'd be nice to have all that stuff in one app!

This week marked the release of my latest book - Professional XML. I wrote this with friend Kent Sharkey and some other authors including Michael Kay (editor of the XSLT specification and other things). This book came out really nice and after quickly covering XML - goes straight into covering all the major technologies that are based upon XML. The Amazon site doesn't seem to provide the table of contents at the moment, so here it is: 1. XML Syntax 2. XML Editors 3. XHTML and CSS 4. XFL-FO 5. Document ...
Pete over at the blog "Do as I say, not as I do..." recently posted on XNA Portal's RSS feeds. They have a nice little start to some of the bigger feeds. For those that use Netvibes, I have shared my XNA tab full of RSS feeds. I slimmed it back down a little bit so there aren't any more of the dead blogs. Click --> Here <-- to add the page to your netvibes. If you guys have an rss feed let me know and I'll add it to the tab. Thanks Pete, I looked for your name, but I couldn't find it anywhere ...
FYI – in case you haven’t got a concise list like this. In case you hadn’t heard. We have just released the March CTP for “Orcas” and the .NET Framework 3.5. Customers are able to get a VPC with the installed bits from here. As with all CTP’s it is important to have your customers provide any feedback. The .NET Framework 3.5 brings no breaking changes. New technology is being added including LINQ, AJAX, Windows Foundation, WCF and WPF Developer Tools and BCL enhancements. ...
A minor beta update has been announced on the RSSBus blog (read about it here). Last summer I talked about how RSSBus gives you the ability to pipe together feeds and items from feeds. One of the really cool features of this new beta update is a new RSSBus script keyword: <rsb:pipe>. This new keyword simplifies the piping of feeds. I no longer have to use nested <rsb:call>'s, instead I can just put a series of calls inside the pipe and they are automatically connected and what comes out ...

There's several ways to publish RSS feeds. But there's one scenario I'd like to utilize by use of QueryStrings (ex: "http://www.glacsy.com/rss/feed.ashx?id=324"). Not knowing how to do such a thing, this will be quite an adventure. Of course if anyone has a great example I can go by, it will be an unimaginable amount of help to me. But all in all, I love a challenge...

First look at Vista from the standpoint of developers... hosted by Microsoft, delivered by Interface: Introduction to Vista Application Development Introduction to .NET 3.0 framework technologies Introduction to WPF Introduction to the Vista APIs, e.g. RSS and Search Hands-on Lab Phoenix – March 23, 2007 Phoenix Microsoft Office2929 Central Avenue, Suite 1400Phoenix, Arizona 85012Registration: 8:30 amEvent: 9:00 am -5:00 pmRegister: http://msevents.microsoft.c... ...
Andy Beard, on his blog with more eye-cringing flair than any I've seen in recent memory, touches on a very important subject: "Technorati simply can't cope with new forms of blogging and RSS feed generation." This is only going to get worse for Technorati and many other services that use (not just track) RSS feeds. But I don't think the question is "how to fix Technorati?", as Andy suggests. I think the question is how to fix Technorati AND CoComment, Twitter, and the like. Fortunately the answer ...
Take a look at the list of proposed features for .NET 3.5. Nice table that gives an overview of what's to come. Tighter integration of WF & WCF with specialized WF hosts for WCF (ServiceHost). Also, syndication support is part of the base class library. So, publishing through RSS or ATOM is far simpler than it already was. That's a technology that's ubiquitous. Faster execution & GC. Anonymous & name pipe base class support (I see easier WCF channel implementations). And of course Add-in ...
The /n software Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk include fully-managed .NET Adapters that seamlessly integrate with the BizTalk Messaging Pipeline. The /n software Adapters extend the features of BizTalk with advanced Internet communications and secure messaging capabilities. The following Adapters are available for BizTalk: AS2 Adapter - eBusinessReady™ Certified AS2 (EDI-INT) Adapter. FTPS Adapter - SSL-Enabled Secure FTP Adapter for BizTalk. SFTP Adapter - Secure Shell (SSH) Enabled FTP Adapter ...
Here's an RSSBus script that will create an RSS feed that is a combination of two feeds: <rsb:call op="http://api.flickr.com/s... <rsb:push title="Flickr Gnarley Trees: [title]" /></rsb:call> <rsb:call op="http://api.flickr.com/s... <rsb:push title="Flickr Flowers: [title]" /></rsb:call> In this example I don't just combine the feeds, but ...
Ug I have just spend a few infuriating hours playing with Yahoo latest utility, Yahoo Pipes. Tim O’Reilly said this was a milestone in the History of the Internet. (Ug isn’t he the same bloke that coined the phrase ‘Web 2.0'? Ug, what does that mean?) In a nutshell Yahoo Pipes is a utility that lets you build your own custom searches, it allows you to aggregate search-engines searches and RSS into one stream of output. So for example, if I wanted to see all what had been posted about ‘Girl Geek ...
Step 1 - Get the Tools Cost - $0Time - About 3 hours to download an install Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Visual C# 2005 Express Edition SQL Server 2005 Express Edition - You will have the option of downloading this when you download Visual Web Developer and Visual C#, but I recommend downloading SQL Server separately with Advanced Services for reporting. Step 2 - Getting Comfortable Cost - $0 to $30 if you purchase the eBookTime - 30 hours for either the video or book route Start with ...
First look at Vista from the standpoint of developers... hosted by Microsoft, delivered by Interface: Introduction to Vista Application Development Introduction to .NET 3.0 framework technologies Introduction to WPF Introduction to the Vista APIs, e.g. RSS and Search Hands-on Lab Phoenix – March 23, 2007 Phoenix Microsoft Office2929 Central Avenue, Suite 1400Phoenix, Arizona 85012Registration: 8:30 amEvent: 9:00 am -12:00 pmRegister: http://msevents.microsoft.c... ...
Jeremy Zawodny wants to see RSS-emitting APIs for every widget out there. Ding! That's how my AmzWish widget (you can see an example on my blog or on the AmzWish generator page) was created: simply making calls to AmazonOps exposed by RSSBus (which outputs RSS feeds). Basically AmzWish is just some html mixed in with an RSS feed. You can make your own or view the source here. The same thing could easily be done for Yahoo! Shopping - maybe I should put together some operations for the RSSBus yahooOps ...
This post by Jeff Barr gives some interesting examples of things people might want to do with their data, and more specifically connecting their data to and from multiple sources. The kind of things Jeff mentions can be attained using RSSBus. It all boils down to flexibility, and how someday we should be able to take such flexibility for granted. One of the examples Jeff gives is locating the Amazon wishlist of his top email correspondents, which is actually quite easily done with RSSBus. RSSBus ...
Are you registered in so many forums that you can't remember which one? I'm like that. I noticed that most have the same look/feel/architecture. Why not create a standard? An Xml schema for forums. I searched google and didn't find much. We could then have desktop applications that would mimic RSS readers ! Heck, current RSS readers could easily implement this new kind of feed ! What do you think? Did I stop my search too quickly and there's already a ForumXml schema somewhere? Would the RSS schema ...
Somebody from Sprint must have read my blog post about not being able to receive text messages from Where's Tim. Either that or somebody decided that we were not sending spam through our servers. Either way, I am now getting text messages people send me on Where's Tim. I also publish these messages in a GeoRSS enabled RSS feed. Since the feed does have GeoRSS, you can even view the last 100 messages on Where's Tim. Technorati tags: Where's Tim, GeoRSS, Sprint ...
Few days back, I was getting HTTP 404 error in my RSS Reader for some feeds. Some of them are very popular feeds and when I checked the feed XML content, I couldn't find any problem. After doing some step by step debugging I found an interesting thing - the path provided for the DTD in <!DCOTYPE... is no longer valid. When the XmlTextReader was trying to download the DTD from "http://my.netscape.com/pub... it got the exception "HTTP 404 error" and bubbled up to the top level. ...
The last year or so there have been a lot of pages being created specifically to be used as your homepage. I've tried a few here and there, and now I think I finally found my favorite. NetVibes , this one loads fast, has multiple page tabs, allows rss feeds, and has a nice rss reader. I also like to have gmail load up at the same time, that way I have immediate access to my e-mail too. The other pages that I liked and were alright, google personalized, and pageflakes. They both had their ups and ...
Well, its another new year (did I mention that?) I'm going to make a big attempt to update my blog more often than I did towards the end of last year, that was pitiful to be honest. So, what better way to start the new year than installing some free software to make your development/computing life that bit easier.... Here's my top 5 list of "Stuff I always install when I rebuild my machine": Notepad2. Its my fave notepad replacement, with all the usual syntax highlighting and cool features. Check ...