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.
**Soundtrack: ** Stream from Groove Salad
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.