CoasterBuzz RSS news feed

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 7:05 PM
I know some of you really geeky folks are using RSS aggregators to read stuff from your favorite sites, so if you'd be so kind, give the CoasterBuzz news feed a shot and let me know if it's working for you.

I may do the same for latest forum posts and sites as well, and most certainly for the Roller Coaster Rollback.

If you're curious about what the heck RSS is, check it here.

*** Edited 12/11/2003 12:10:18 AM UTC by Jeff***

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 7:17 PM
Is there anyone with a paid Livejournal that create a new syndicated feed for Coasterbuzz there using this URL?
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:27 PM
I could. I'm reading up on how to do it.

Edit: Seems to have worked *** Edited 12/11/2003 1:30:01 AM UTC by bholcomb***

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:39 PM
danke :)
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:41 PM
No Problem.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:47 PM
Works perfectly with the News plugin for Trillian. What a good idea. Hey, wait a sec... ;)
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:24 PM

As soon as I figure out how to use the MTRSSFeed plugin for Movable Type this will be one of the feeds that get added to Pancakes at Midnight. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:30 PM I'm sure someone has a Sherlock plug-in that reads RSS feeds...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:28 AM
Here's another one to tryout...

Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:34 AM
Jeff's got a new toy.

One that I'm really glad to have, mind you... I now have CoasterBuzz fed alongside Ars Technica and SlashDot into my IM program's contact list. I don't have time to actually keep up with Slashdot or Ars, but if I see an interesting headline come along, a quick double-click on the headline in Trillian's window launches a web browser to the right place. Coasterbuzz News and "recent forums" are now on this list. Should help me keep up a bit while at work.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:53 AM
And the Roller Coaster Rollback(TM)...

Thursday, December 11, 2003 1:11 AM
After half an hour of fighting with my MT plugins I finally got the News feed working. I don't have enough space for everything on my Blog page, though.

Looks like I'll have to redesign.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 1:34 AM
OK, I'm comfortable that they work and they pass the validators. Here's the page with the details on what the feeds are and a link to another site for help on how to use them yourself.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 4:16 AM
Any chance of getting the most recent GTTP forum posts RSS'd too?

I'm a greedy little geek, aren't I? ;)

Thursday, December 11, 2003 4:47 AM
Forum feed isn't working for me. News works fine! I downloaded a program called NetNewsWire Lite to view Jeff's (and other) feeds, and was wondering what other similar programs are available for the Mac.


Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:11 AM
How do people know about this stuff?

Why do people know about this stuff?

Who has the time to figure out this stuff?

Sometimes I feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up into a whole new world. I was one of the first kids in school to get a home computer and just when I turn off that Apple IIc, the internet, something called "code" and a lot of weird acronyms appear, none of which appear to actually do anything tend to result in just taking up my time.


Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:30 AM
I think you focus too much on the alphabet soup. This link says in plain English what it is and why it's good for you (and how easy it is).

Some readers are choking on the forum feed, which is odd because the validators think that the feed is fine and correct. I'll have to see if I can find a solution.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:36 AM
I can't seem to get the Recent Topics feed either. I'm new to this so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not. I got the News and Rollback to work though.
Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:06 AM

While I was waiting for NetNewsWire Lite to download last night, I did a quick search for "sherlock RSS" on Google and found a Sherlock plug-in that seems to work. Don't know about other browsers, but in Safari you can click on "add this channel" and it automagically launches Sherlock, then you get a warning about the content coming from a third party, then "RSS" appears in the list of Sherlock channels. Select it, then punch in the appropriate URL, and it pops up in the Sherlock data window. Click on an entry and it appears in the lower pane; double click on an entry and it takes you to the page in your default browser.

My guess is that your code is OK, but some of the RSS readers are sloppy. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:41 AM
OK, I changed the output a little for the forum topics feed and it validates and the couple of programs I tried seem not to choke on it.

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