April 28, 2014

Interesting Things on the Internet: Apr 28th 2014 Edition

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April 22, 2014

Interesting Things on the Internet: Apr 22nd 2014 Edition

  • Years of Living Dangerously. I must admit, I'd watched the Years of Living Dangerously documentary the other day, but was rather underwhelmed by it. Maybe that's because I've joined Francis and gone all Dark Mountain on it. I'm not sure. However, Robert Llewellyn does a good job of reminding me that there's another option.
  • Shell Shorts. A lovely look at the manufacturing process behind the Eames Shell chair
  • Michael Bloomberg: You can’t teach a coal miner to code. This is a point that's often lost in the arguments about progress. The important thing isn't to prop up old, failing industries, but we do need to acknowledge that the transition has a human impact. We should look for ways to alleviate any downsides to that.
  • Reflections on Glass An excellent piece about Google Glass from Jan Chipchase. "The challenge for Glass is that the costs of ownership falls on people in proximity of the wearer, and that its benefits have yet to be proven out."
  • Why we need first person technologies on the Net. A nice idea, not sure if it's quite the right term for it, but good to see people trying to name it.
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April 14, 2014

RSS Feeds

One of the benefits (and by which, I really mean disadvantages... :-) of having a blog that's *checks* ooh, 11 years and 5 days old, is that you have no real recollection of why you set things up the way you did.

I'm sure there was a good reason why I didn't provide a full-text RSS feed for it. However, I have no idea what that reason was. Up until recently, the RSS feed link pointed to an RSS1.0 version - index.rdf. At some point I'd also added a full-text RSS2.0 version - index.xml, again, for reasons lost to the mists of time.

A few people recently had asked for a full-text version, including tedder42 in a comment on the most recent entry. I had been pointing people at the index.xml feed, as a simple fix, and updated the links on the main page to that a month or two back, so any new subscribers would get that version.

However, in the spirit of GDS' Do the hard work to make it simple, I figured I should just switch the index.rdf feed to full-text too.

So, if you happen to be reading this via RSS (yay!) then you should now get the full posts (with embedded links). Though if it turns out that doing that has broken your reading of the site, give me a shout and I'll switch it back and point people at the original full-text version.

Phew. Lots of words, for nothing particularly exciting. (No change there then... ;-)

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Interesting Things on the Internet: Apr 14th 2014 Edition

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April 10, 2014

Interesting Things on the Internet: Apr 10th 2014 Edition

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