The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 31 January 2005]

The smell of burning feeds

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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