Wife and daughter spent most of the day out running errands, leaving me with some free time to foolishly waste. So of course Tinkering with the Site ensued.
Ended up finally going ahead and publishing my RSS feeds through FeedBurner. Or, as they like to call it, “burning” the feeds. Cute.
First impressions are that the service seems slick, providing good stats for subscriptions as well as some very nice extras like browser-readable feeds, Amazon ads if one should feel like whoring oneself a bit, splicing in feeds from del.icio.us and flickr, and cute little stats buttons to put on your site or your email signature file, if you should so choose.
Thanks to the magic of Apache and .htaccess files, all it takes is a quick temporary redirect, so I can fall back on my own feeds in case FeedBurner goes Chapter 11 or the service starts glitching. Not that that seems likely, but it’s always prudent to have an easy fallback.
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Posted Monday, 31 January, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.