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Tim pointed out to me yesterday that Flickr was adding some official support for geotagging. In the past, Flickr members just used regular Flickr tags to geocode their photos (ie, tags like lat:36.45 and long:-79.34). Now Flickr will let you go to the Organize page's "Map" tab and literally drag and drop your photos onto a map to geotag them. This is very cool, IMHO. What they've not done yet is make this information available via their API, but they say that functionality is coming soon. So what ...
Today, Flickr released geocoding for photos on a Yahoo map. Hopefully, they will add GeoRSS tags to their RSS feeds so I can easily overlay pictures on Where's Tim (like I talked about earlier). As a side note. Jeff Croft and Matt Croydon have already geocoded their pictures, so Lawrence has way more geocoded pictures than any other city around. It shows that this little town has geek power :) Via TechCrunch ...
We released a new version of Where's Tim this morning that supports GeoRSS feeds. Use a georss query string with the url of the feed as the query string value like this: http://timhibbard.com/where... or you can create an xml file that contains information about GeoRSS feeds that looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <GeoRSSFeeds> <feed url="http://timhibbard... ...
I installed Windows Vista build 5536 on Friday and I have been blown away. I know everyone's experience, like mileage, varies. However - having installed all the previous builds this is the first one that has me thinking they may make their projected ship date. Here is a report after kicking the tires for four days: The speed is very nice. I have not yet had an instance of Vista just "taking a break" and spinning its wheels for a couple of minutes. Everything I have thrown at it has executed crisply ...
Am I the only one to find that the GWB Pheedo RSS link response time is horrible?  On any given day, I can click a GWB title in SharpReader and go on with other things while the program waits for http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?... to reply.  Frequently, I get errors and have to redo the request or just blow off reading GWB via RSS.  What gives?  Is this a downgrade?  Am I the object of an evil plot by Pheedo?
Lets say you wanted to get the RSS feed for a particular Flickr Group called "MyGroup". All you had to do to know the URL for this feed was: "http://www.flickr.com/grou... + MyGroup + "/pool/feed/?format=rss_200" Easy as pie. No matter the group name, it was always very easy to find the URL for its feed. No longer. Now, the urls look like this: http://api.flickr.com/servi... (the format parameter can also be atom_03). On top of the fact that ...
I'm very impressed with Windows Live Writer, and I'm sure you are tired of reading about it. After all, there is no shortage of blogs writing about this blog writer. Try to hold on for just one more :) I get emails from various groups within our office, be it the CEO, HR Manager, or IT Helpdesk. It may be a reminder about an upcoming maintenance outage, information about our benefit changes, or the state of the union. I've felt for a long time that it would be much better if some of these stuff was ...
So everyone is talking about Live Writer and how amazing it is blah blah blah. Yeah, we get it...Live Writer is awesome, I agree. But there's another tool that's very kewl as well that comes with Windows Live Toolbar (something that you can have installed when installing Live Writer). The app is called Onfolio, and its an add in that basically kicks the living bejeesus out of the native Feed support in IE 7.0. I actually was using Flock as my aggregator, but it was a pain to switch back and forth ...
Recently, Pageflakes released their new RSS Reader. It provides all the features of a good desktop RSS reader and with AJAX, it gives you the smoothness of regular desktop reader. The good thing of a web application is that you don't have to install it in your PC and you can use it from anywhere. The reader has two view modes: Outlook View & Newspaper View. In both view mode, you can resize the panes just like any desktop application. You can also use hotkeys for navigation. At the bottom, there ...
As I've mentioned a couple times in the past, Upcoming.org already provides a useful set of RSS feeds. On top of this, they also have a great REST API. Here's a list of "cool third-party applications" that use the Upcoming.org api. Their RSS feeds are useful only if I know the metro code. For Raleigh, NC it is 99. So the full feed URL is http://upcoming.org/syndica... It would be nice if I could easily piece together this URL without knowing anything other than my state and city, ie: ...
Jeff, John, Joseph, and Tim are going to South Carolina Code Camp 2.0. No word on whether Waldo is going or not. These guys want to do something nerdy along the way. Great idea, and I'm always up for nerdy games. :) We can easily create one RSS feed that shows their real-time location (using Where's Tim), the weather they are experiencing (yahoo weather), local events happening in the area that day (upcoming.org), and area restaurants in case they are hungry (yahooLocal). I don't know anything about ...
I've seen several people (Michael Arrington, Jeff Barr's links, Postbubble) talking about Feed Crier, a new service that lets you receive alerts in your IM client for when your favorite RSS feeds (craigslist, news, blogs) are updated. I'm surprised by this, because this is not some new mind blowing technology. But ok. I think this service is fine and dandy. Do I see someone using it to be alerted to Sam Ruby's latest Atom comments? Nope. No offense, Sam - I wouldn't use this to subscribe to alerts ...
Some feeds have no use, at least for the majority of us, outside of a regular feed reader like Bloglines or FeedDemon. I call these "news feeds" whether they are feeds of world news from CNN.com or Shelley Powers' personal blog postings. Perhaps "news feeds" is not the best name and I should change this habit. Now that I'm an a-lister I should be more precise, maybe. ;) I don't like to just use the word "feeds" to describe them all, because I think feeds that have more granular data in them need ...
Sprint SMS sucked this past weekend, but as PCSIntel reports, there is a good reason. Sprint has been working on a new system that will allow you to view sent and received SMS as well as compose messages directly from your My PCS web page. It would be really cool if they syndicated my messages in RSS so I could plug them into my Google Desktop and search against them ...

Amanda (Unboomed) brought this to my attention: BusinessWeek online article: "CBS to start streaming primetime shows".

I guarantee they won't be using RSS for this, and you'll have to logon to their website in order to watch. If thats true, I'll pass. Hello DVR.

Hey Jeremy Zawodny, since you are working so hard to improve the Yahoo! Developer Network, how about making feeds that are useful to software developers? Right now, if you look at the big list of Yahoo! RSS feeds, you've got a lot of things that are interesting for me to subscribe to in my feed reader. For example, I can subscribe to someone's delicious links, or flickr photos, or the Yahoo! Finance feed for a particular company. All great for me to read when I have time. So whats my problem? My ...
IT Conversations show: "Atom As A Case Study". This is a recording of Tim Bray's talk at ETech 2006. Here are Tim's related links for this talk.The biggest argument against RSS seems to be the lack of detail in the RSS 2.0 specification itself. Internet protocols and standards must be very precisely defined, and RSS certainly is not. There is something to be said for the simplicity of the RSS 2.0 specification though. Recently I noticed that the RSS 2.0 spec says that the url attribute of the enclosure ...

The RSS Feeds for the GridViewGuy is now available. You can use any RSS Reader control to display the feeds on your website.

 

 

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In my last post, I explained how RSSBus can be instructed to output JSON instead of RSS items. This means that RSSBus can be used to output ANY feeds items in JSON, simply by creating a 3 line RSSBus Script that calls the target feed. As an example, here's how I can get the latest digg.com technology topics in JSON: 1. Create a new RSSBus Script that looks like so: <rsb:call op="http://digg.com/rss/con... <rsb:push /> <rsb:call> 2. Hit the url http://localhost:1110/digg.... ...
RSSBus beta 2 was announced this week. If you are interested in RSS, and leveraging RSS to create your own feeds - you have got to check this out. Download here. Creating feeds is just scratching the surface of what RSSBus can do. IMO, the coolest thing is mixing and pipelining feeds and operations, and then pushing item data out as a new feed or in any other format like HTML, iCal, text, etc. I personally suggest checking out the script and template demos that come installed with RSSBus first - ...
In the continued interest of those working with POX (Plain Old XML over Http), here’s an article in the Windows SDK “Beta” documentation on how to read RSS via WCF, with code. Beware that the link may change as the SDK get’s to RTM, but if you search the SDK documentation for the text “RSS WCF POX” you should come up with the link/code. Consuming RSS From a WCF service using POX encoding and a WPF Client ...
Last week Nial Kennedy posted about SPI Dynamics' report about RSS and Atom vulnerabilities. There's been a little bit of chatter about this ever since. Nick Bradbury says that FeedDemon is immune to all of the major vulnerabilities, and he points to Mark Pilgrim's Platypus prank as one example. Mark offers a little checklist for aggregator authors to be smart. Technorati tags: rss atom security ...
I just discovered this new blogging service called Vox from Sixapart The same people who do Typepad and Movable type It sports the following features features Social netowrking features Friends list tagging High quality , professional themes Integrates with many services amazon iFilm youtube FLickr Photobucket iStockPhoto Allows uploading of music,videos,text of any size Allows hiding certain parts of a post or the entire post from the pubic , only visible to friends Allows posting from a mobile ...

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Walter VonKoch is on MSDN">MSDN TV talking about RSS in IE7 and the RSS Platform. If you are interested in how IE7 displays RSS, and want a very basic introduction to RSS in IE7, and Microsoft's Simple List Extensions, you should watch this video. It is about 15 minutes, with 12 minutes of it being actual, kind of interesting demo. For example, IE7 has that cute little RSS icon in the task bar, that lights up when you visit a website that has an RSS feed. But how does the website know you have a ...
Today I pieced together some random thoughts on web 2.0. Here they are, sloppily weaved together. Calcanis "gets it". His blog post about paying digg diggers was digged, flickr'd, del.icio.us'd, and even TechCrunch'd (hey, even bad publicity is still good publicity). Before its all over with, this will probably be IT Conversation'd (or should I say GigaVoxed? Conversation Networked? I'm not sure which it is these days) by Doug Kaye and PodTech'd by Robert Scoble (or John Furrier) too. Bloggers, vloggers, ...
Starting from the static page, Web 1.0 has been turned to dynamic contents (like Google, yahoo etc), where users can interact with web pages, by providing instructions and contents through graphical interfaces. In short web 1.0 dealt with human-machine communication through web, accessible through wide range of operating system platforms, which was been possible by using http and html. Besides human to machine communication, the concept of web 2.0 concentrates on the following issues, that I have ...
The London Girl Geek Dinner short film has just been released. Here is an exclusive first look at it prior to it going on FourDocs. It was filmed about a month ago by Angela Saini of ITN who was just fantastic at both directing the video and setting everything up. I hope you enjoy the video and feel free to let anyone else know about it! I hope to see other short video's and films from the girls over at BlogHer after the conference. :) The next London Girl Geek Dinner is to be announced at a later ...
Another Request for the Microsoft RSS Team:I have been digging the improved RSS feed reading within the IE 7 beta 3. It is a big improvement and really adds to the usability of the feature(s). However, one thing I would love to see is synchronization of the feed read\unread states between IE 7 and Outlook 2007. I love how it syncs the subscription list, but I hate having to manage the “read state” of my posts between the two applications. Especially since I heavily depend on the Outlook ...
Dave Winer points out why RSS dates in the future are possible. Does the pubDate always have to refer to the moment that a particular item was added to the feed? Consider that the pubDate in an RSS feed could represent the time that such an item becomes important? Items in a feed don't have to be news stories or blog entries - consider a feed in which the items are television episodes that will be on television tonight. The pubDate might make more sense as the date and time that the show will air. ...
I want an RSS feed with MP3s of my VoiceMail messages. I want this because i am a geek and because your voice mail software sucks! Sucky Things about Cingular Voice Mail Why do i have to wait till the end of the damn message to delete it? I have friends that leave endearing but long as hell messages that need to be deleted now not in 5 minutes when they finish singing me songs on the radio. And no, fast forward is not a sufficient solution. When i leave a message on a cingular phone why can't i just ...
I found a workaround for the AVG Antivirus issue, so I finally did it... and wow this Glass thing looks good. A few things of note. 1. Moving files is a major pain in the ass. I had backed up the “My Pictures” folder to my E: drive prior to the install and when it came time to move them all back into my new “My Pictures” folder, not only did it take FOR-EV-ERRRRR but It kept aborting the transfer over and over. I would select a few folders, Cut, Paste and it would transfer ...
DeWitt Clinton of A9 has been talking about RSS vs Atom, and is recommending that developers use Atom. Robert Scoble responded by asking "where's the Atom publishing tool and aggregator that demonstrates Atom's superiority?" Dewitt is calling for these apps: "We should start embedding addresses, calendars, products, and contact information in our syndicated feeds. And we should start expecting our feed reader applications to notice this rich data and automatically open address books and maps and ...
I spent yesterday's evening working on the other project occupying me in the moment, which will link QuickNews to AvantGo (two Palm OS programs which one can use to read RSS feeds). How to link them? Well, QuickNews is very good because it's fast, efficient and to the point. However, it doesn't render HTML, it cannot follow links, so sometimes it's just too short. AvantGo, on the other hand, is a HTML compliant reader, can follow links, can be used to browser online or offline (you have to synchronize ...
A new video has been published on the aspalliance website. In this video I demonstrated that how you can use the TextBoxWaterMark Control which is part of the ATLAS Control Toolkit. You can view the video at the following link. http://aspalliance.com/853 To check out all the videos please use the following url. http://aspalliance.com/videos/ ASPAlliance also provides RSS Feeds for the videos so you can always get the most updated information. Check out the RSS Feed link below: http://aspalliance.com/vide... ...
Nice job this weekend. I moved forward a lot, implemented major features, tested most of them pretty extensively, thought about the future, and learned new things. So far, the features implemented are: Date, Title, Text, Frame, List. Features not implemented yet are: Images, Thumbnails. That should follow soon. Another important feature implemented: Each entry has an attribute "archive-older". If this attribute is set to "true", no older entries will be displayed after the current one. However, if ...
Vista, you sure are hard to love. I am trying my best, to love you unconditionally - I know you are a beta baby - but you make it very difficult. I have loaded Beta 2 a couple of times already - but when the going got tough (which was usually pretty early on) I quickly bailed and re-installed XP SP2. This time, in my TechEd 2006, drinking the Kool Aide, hangover stupor, I decided to install it again and try my best to live through the tough times. Here is where I am at: Office 2007 Beta 2 works amazingly ...
I've mentioned before how you can generate Google Earth KML using RSSBus. The current beta of RSSBus already comes with a yahooMaps operation that will generate an RSS feed that contains a Yahoo Map of a particular location. Virtual Earth, you say? The LoadMap function of Virtual Earth takes a latitude and longitude coordinate as input, so here is some RSSBus Template code that will call the RSSBus yahooGeocode operation and use its lat/long output to generate a Virtual Earth map. The first step ...
A while ago I posted this post on my blog: Reading RSS 2.0 feeds using the .NET XmlSerializer class Since that post, our CodeXS code-generator tool has been updated. With the latest update of the tool due out this week, the code-generator correctly generates the de-/-serialization code to read and write RSS 2.0 feeds. It is now fairly simple to also create RSS feeds, as feed item objects can be easily created and added to the items collection, instead of trying to manipulate arrays. A simple example ...
Like Lance talked about yesterday, I added GeoRSS tags to my Where's Tim Location feed. Essentially, all I needed to do was reference the GeoRSS namespaces: xmlns:georss="http://www.ge... xmlns:gml="http://www.openg... and add the georss:point tag By adding that one little tag, I was then able to drop that RSS feed on top of mapufacture and get this. And Lance was able to mashup the RSS feed using RSSBus with a Yahoo local search and find the closest pizza place to me, and also ...
In my last post I showed how I can create an RSSBus template to take the Where's Tim RSS feed and output it as a Google Earth KML format. This time I'll create an RSSBus script to take Tim's most recent location and output an RSS feed of pizza restaurants that he might eat lunch at today. I'll do this by “pipelining“ together Tim's feed with another restaurant feed. What's the difference in an RSSBus script and an RSSBus template? Not much. A script outputs an RSS feed, and a template outputs any ...
Tim Hibbard has added GeoRSS to his Where's Tim location feed (by the way, you can get your own location feed through Where's Tim On Demand). I've talked about how RSSBus can be used to work with feeds and generate new output based on them. Here's a simplistic but neat example: I took Tim's location feed and called it from an RSSBus template. Inside the template I split out KML (Google Earth's XML format) that draws a path showing Tim's path throughout the day. Here's what the KML looks like in Google ...
For those of you who haven't seen the FolderShare for TechEd that Jeffrey Palermo created, I have started an RSS Feed for those photos. It was pretty easy to do, I just have a folder that syncs with FolderShare and then build the RSS feed off of those. Check it out. http://techedphotos.geekswi... ...
Unfortunately I'm not at Where 2.0 (wish I was), but O'Reilly Radar reports that Mikel Maron revived the RSS as the “Unix pipe of the Internet” analogy today while talking about GeoRSS, a standardized way for encoding location in ATOM/RSS feeds. Mikel's own mapufacture aggregates multiple GeoRSS feeds into a single map. Recently I spent some time playing with the RSSBus YahooOps, which contains geocoding and yahoo mapping feed generation capabilities. I used these operations to generate ...
In an interview with ACM Queue last year, Ray Ozzie called RSS "the Unix pipe of the Internet": "RSS is an extremely important standard. It’s the HTML of the next generation of the Web, or some people might refer to it as the Unix pipe of the Internet. It’s a way of channeling data from one application to another in very interesting and robust fashion. Again, I think it’s important as a technique far beyond just collaborative software." Again on his blog and at the E-Tech conference Ray hits on this ...
Hendry Lee calls RSSBus "the most elegant RSS service I’ve seen so far". While its true that RSSBus is currently available for Windows only, we will have a Java version available in the future. How about a chart to describe how the concept works for less tech-savvy viewers? I hear ya, that's good advice and something that we will definitely do. Until recently our focus was mostly to reach and get feedback from techies and alpha-geeks. Now we have gotten a lot of useful feedback, made some positive ...
Mike Gunderloy points to arc90's 25 New Ways to use RSS. Here are over 120 more ways to use RSS - all exposed as RSSBus operations: AmazonOps: feeds that provide access to Amazon services. AsteriskOps: feeds of voicemail, call connection. CcOps: feeds for credit card authorization, validation, refunding, voiding. EbayOps: feeds that provide access to EBay services. ExcelOps: feeds for retrieving information from Excel spreadsheets FedexOps: feeds for FedEx shipping, rate queries, and tracking. FeedOps: ...
June 8th, 2006. InfoQ.com Enterprise Software Development Community has launched today, having previously been live in testing mode since May 17th. InfoQ is a new Enterprise Software Development news / information community serving the Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile communities, with content focused for technical architects, team leads and project managers. InfoQ is the only community in the world serving these communities in one place and is also a technological example of what a modern online ...