Hacking Up RSS


When I first created my re-visioned ZX81 site, my goal was to integrate it as a sub-site of my existing one…

When I first created my re-visioned ZX81 site, my goal was to integrate it as a sub-site of my existing one. However, the CMS I use doesn't lend itself to easily do that. Technically, that wasn't a show stopper in and of itself. I really just wanted to put my time and energy into converting my old programs. With the original goal in mind, I didn't bother to create an RSS feed for my ZX81 site. I was going to cross-post to my main site instead. Unfortunately I tend to forget to do that. Removing that goal from my mind I've created a feed for Steven's ZX81 Posts.

I've used Feedburner to manage and watch my RSS feeds. Since Google has taken over, more statistics are available and I can turn on other features without having to code them myself. That is a plus given that I want to focus on writing articles and not tweak XML. In setting up a feed for ZX81, I found an option to use my domain instead of Feedburner's. It was surprisingly easy to configure. I quickly configured it for my new feed and found it worked well. So well in fact that I decided to use it for this site.

One option I've started to explore is combining my feeds into one. Sadly, Feedburner doesn't support that option. There are other services available, but it seems like a lot of work for little return. As I am probably the only subscriber to my feeds, I'll leave them as two feeds for now. You'll see them both to the right, now below the Main Menu. If I ever bother to redesign my LEGO oriented site, it might be the excuse I need to look again. I have code that can create feeds based on filters, such as my post tags, that would work just as well. For now just subscribe to the feed that suits your fancy.



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