Martin’s article today about the Daily Express web site reminded me that it’s been some months since I looked at my list of Newspaper RSS feeds. As the list is created by screen-scraping the individual papers’ web sites, it’s no surprise that it all goes out of date as the sites are redesigned and updated.… Continue reading The Futility of Screen-Scraping
Mike has emailed me to point out smok0.com which shows the top news stories from a number of different news outlets. Apparently he’s making use of the OPML files from my newsfeeds page. Nice to know some of my stuff is useful.
I’ve been a bit busy this week, so I haven’t mentioned the Amazon Web Services talk that I went to on Monday evening. Amazon Web Service Evangelist (cool job title) Jeff Barr talked for almost two hours about what Amazon are making available. It was all very interesting and I wish I had more time… Continue reading Amazon Web Services
Dean Wilson is fast becoming known as the person who organises the best geek talks in London. He has previously arranged hugely successful nights for both GLLUG and london.pm. The web frameworks night that he organised last November is already legendary. And he has another extravaganza on the way. Next Monday he has arranged for… Continue reading Amazon Web Services Talk
Another book review. This time it’s XML Hacks. O’Reilly’s Hacks books are great and this one is no exception.
It’s good to see something like this every once in a while. It’s easy to sit there in a little geek cocoon and assume that everyone out there on the interweb is using all the same time-saving tools as you are. But as this article from The Register shows, that’s often not the case. It… Continue reading Public Unaware of RSS
The BBC Backstage project has announced a new data feed which contains details of BBC TV and Radio programs for the next seven days. Looks interesting but, of course, what I really want is details of the listen again radio streams so I don’t have to screenscrape them.
I’ve just noticed that the BBC have started styling their RSS feeds using XSLT. Take a look at this one for example. It all looks a lot nicer than the raw XML version. I may have to consider doing something similar for my RSS feeds.