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Big Fat Feeds!

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This evening, while doing some technical review on a book draft, I happened to watch the tail end of the Syndic8 poll. The poll consists of one master proces...


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About two weeks ago I saw a cardboard display case at my local Safeway. It was full of brown, 1-liter bottles of Frostop Root Beer.

The Invaluable MySQL Query Log

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I was trying to track down a “query storm” on Syndic8 earlier today. At irregular intervals, the query rate would jump up from 10,000 queries per minute to s...

Change This

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I am a regular reader of the manifestos, presentations, and other material posted at Right now they are offering a free copy of Seth Godin’s ...

USA Today RSS Feeds

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USA Today now has a very complete set of RSS feeds, and you can get them here.

RSS Reader Usage Statistics

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A correspondent asked me if I had any good statistics on the usage of RSS Readers. I don’t, but some other people do:

XML-RPC for .Net

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An email correspondent asked me if I have a URL API for the Syndic8 Web Services. I don’t have a REST API, but I probably should, considering how successful ...

Orange Box RSS – Simple RSS Publishing

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The OrangeBox RSS Management System appears to fill a niche, helping the extremely non-technical people to create and populate an RSS feed.