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Posts tagged ‘RSS’

To understand what we’re doing here, you may want to read my introduction to using YQL and Feed43 to create custom RSS feeds. I wanted to pull multiple unconnected elements from a webpage to make an RSS feed, but every example I’d seen recently only used xpath to get one element from the page. The […]

One of the more controversial changes in Firefox 4 was to remove the RSS Icon from the “Awesombar” that showed up when feeds were present on the page. Sure, there’s a toolbar icon, but it’s always there, whether or not a feed is on the page you’re viewing. To restore the functionality, try this Firefox […]

Steam sales via feed43

March 5th, 2011

This is a sequel to my article introducing feed43. I decided that I wanted to make an RSS feed that showed sales on Steam, as some of them are amazing and I can’t be bothered to go checking the Steam store every weekend. If you want to skip the explanation, here’s the feed: Steam Sales.

RSS Hacking with Feed43 and YQL

February 26th, 2011

My most recent project has been using certain free tools to create RSS feeds. I’m an avid user of Google Reader (since 2007 I’ve read something like 133k items) and I (for example) don’t want to open a page just to view an image when it, or have to manually go to a website that […]

Noob’s Guide to WordPress

July 23rd, 2008

When I started my very own personal blog, I decided to hand-code it and I’d eventually figure out the logistics of a database… later. I was happy that it existed at all, especially with such an appealing visual design. However, I eventually succumbed and tried out a pre-existing framework, realizing that I didn’t want to […]

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