FeedForAll tweaking

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I really have enjoyed using FeedForAll as a nice, customizable way to insert ANY RSS feed into a web page. I use it with some of my wordpress sites to get relevant news (relevant to the page in question) published without the toil of multiple daily updates. It’s a nice “set it and forget it” [...]

Google Reader cache-ing feed behavior

Monday, April 21st, 2008

In the last couple months I’ve been “farming out” several domains from the averyjparker.com site. I previously hosted my South Carolina Genealogy, North Carolina Genealogy and Online Radio TV sites all in the same virtual server as averyjparker.com. Well, I’ve noticed some strange behavior from Google Reader as a result…. read on.    Send article [...]

Miro – rss/videocast aggregator/player

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I’ve just been using miro the last few days and I ought to mention it here. It’s a multiplatform program (windows/ mac/ linux) that let’s you subscribe to video feeds (much like a podcast catcher does for audio.) It also plays video within the player (you can organize your local video clips through it as [...]

Happy New Year

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Yes, I’m still around and even though I haven’t posted, it’s been a busy few months. In some ways it’s been very nice to not force myself to read through a couple hundred news feeds a day to keep up with what’s out in the world. (Before Christmas I had started forcing myself to close [...]

Watch what things you store in public places…. part 342

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Not too long ago there was an article about how people reveal too much about their lives in Google (or other web) calendars AND MAKE PUBLIC…. well I think this takes it a step further. Gmail let’s you access your mail through an RSS feed…. well there are online services that let you subscribe/watch feeds [...]

Google Maps and package tracking

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

I saw this over the weekend and saw it as marginally more useful than traditional package tracking…. This is called packagemapping.com and is a mashup of package tracking and google maps. I don’t know, I mean, when I read that a package is in Cincinnati, I have a pretty good idea of WHERE that is, [...]

Google search results catching up…

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Some time back I complained about the Google indexing of the site after the Big Daddy upgrade. For a good while before Big Daddy, there was usually about a week delay between me posting and there being a full crawl of the posted page which was fairly impressive. Post Big-Daddy the coverage of even previously [...]

RSS feed to spread the word of software updates

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The computer security landscape today is such that pretty much ALL software, whether it’s Operating System, Office Suite, Web browser or device driver is at any given time “the weakest link”. One of my dreams as someone that does IT is “what IF there were an easy way to keep track of updates for software?” [...]

Nasty Javascript attack possibilities

Friday, August 4th, 2006

There were demonstrations of some nasty javascript attacks at Black Hat as well (as if the wireless driver issues wasn’t a big enough problem…) Javascript is a powerful language and can be used for many things, but in these demonstrations, it was used to track recently visited sites (by the browser victim) and identify the [...]

Automatically downloading a file mp3 with a bash script

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Linux systems give you many possibilities and one of them is good scheduling (cron), another is good scripting capabilities. I’ve done things with linux fairly easily that with Windows would have been next to impossible and required me to download several other things to make it happen. Anyway, I recently saw mention of a linux, [...]

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