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Geeky/Programming

Saint Cloud Times Local News Syndication (RSS)

Well, I have tested by Saint Cloud Times RSS Feed for a while now, so I will put it out for other people to use. Feel free to subscribe to this feed (in Sharpreader of your favorite RSS Aggregator). It should update every day at 5:00 AM. Right now it just gets the headlines. If anyone want to send any feedback my way, feel free to. Maybe if someone wants to get the whole article I can add that functionality, or the Sports or other news sections. Just let me know. 🙂

Saint Cloud Times Local News Feed  * updated, this doesnt work anymore, removing link

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Product Reviews

Blogger Bar…WTF

ok…so blogger.com decided to put this blogger bar up top of my blog, which is cool, but it broke my custom template, and I can’t get it back to the way I want it. Nice! arghhh…..maybe someday if I get ambitious.

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Geeky/Programming

Saint Cloud Times RSS Feed

Well, the other day, I wrote into the St. Cloud Times and asked them if they had RSS feeds for the news headlines. I got a reply that pretty much said “what do you want them for?” “go to hell”, so I did a little thinking, and just created a program to scrape the headlines and put them into a rss formatted XML file, so I can read them with my aggregator. I have it done, and I am testing it now, works like a champ. I will probably test it some more, then maybe put it up so other people can use it. 🙂

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Geeky/Programming

RSS Aggregation

Well, for a few months now, I have been reading Blogs and Newsfeeds with SharpReader. I really like SharpReader, but there are few features I think it is lacking. One is the ability to open a new window in a tab in firefox, another is an option to put in startup or not (without having to do it manually), and one thing, not really a feature, but just they way it works. I guess it would be nice to have it integrated into Outlook, so I didn’t have to run two programs. Well, I went looking and found NewsGator. It looks really cool, and integrates into Outlook, but it costs $$ (bummer). Maybe I will try it out, maybe I will get ambitious and just make my own, we will see. Check them out if you want.

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Life

Hello

Wow. So I finally did it. Started blogging. I remember back in the day having an “online journal”…Does that count? Used a database and update it daily. Wasn’t as “sophisticated” as some of these blogging websites now, but it worked. Hopefully I can share information with as many people want it. Only time will tell….