Archive for Weblogs

Dave Winer on OSCOM = Kind of Ironic ?

Is it just me, or is the fact that Dave Winer will present a keynote in OSCOM kind of ironic ? I understand that he was behind much of the development of Userland Radio and etc, but that is not Open Source software.

So what gives ? Are we really lacking on other people from the Open Source arena to speak on these conferences ? Or did Dave hyped himself so much that he is invited to talk even on conferences that he should not be a part of (speaking-wise) ?

effbot.exe/effnews wish-list

I have been using the effnews application for a while now. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a simple tool that lets you browse your favorite weblogs quickly without having to install bundled libraries or confusing preferences.

While this tool is pretty much perfect for what I want from a RSS newsreader, it would be nice if the tool could get an upgrade in its algorythm used to check if the weblogs have new content or not. Several times I see the little asterisk by the side of the weblog title, but the contents didn’t change (i.e. no new posts). I’m not sure if it is a problem with the tool or just broken data in the actual RSS feed, but it would be nice if it could be improved.

Also, how in hell do I remove a subscribed weblog from effnews ? I can’t seem to find a way :)

Setting up a weblog is a lot of work

So changing all of the stock movable type stuff to make it just like you want is a lot of work. I believe I didn’t want to have a weblog that looked just like all other ‘Clean’ themed ones, so I tried to change stuff a little bit.

And obviously, it gets pretty boring after considering that your weblog will not get many visitors any time soon ;)

My turn

I think I’ll be trying this whole weblog thing as well. I have been reading weblogs for quite a while now, but it always seemed too much work for something that was supposed to be a hobby. Anyway, I hope I will be able to have the will to keep working on it.