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A Quick Thought on Feed Readers

Posted by matijs 31/07/2004 at 15h12

After trying out Straw, I am now quite satisfied with Liferea. It does what it needs to do in a straightforward manner. However, I think there is still room for some revolutionary thought on feed reader interfaces. What I'm looking for here are new ways of managing the quickly expanding number of posts that have to be dealt with on a daily basis.

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My very own blog

Posted by matijs 24/07/2004 at 22h01

Although I've been posting some thoughts on my home page already, it was not yet what anyone would call a blog. Mostly, I was annoyed that I had to hand-edit the HTML. Of course, there was also no possibility to post comments, there were no permalinks, etc. This had to change.

I took a look at blosxom, but quickly decided that it wouldn't satisfy my needs. In particular, it used the modification date of its input files as the date of the blog entries. This is a nice idea in itself, but I want to be able to edit — update — my posts without worrying that they'll change dates.

Luckily, I found Simon Cozen's article on Bryar, and today I finally got it working. This is not to say it was that hard, just that I have been procrastinating. Of course, not everything went swimmingly, but that's for another day.

So here it is, my very own blog.

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More Bugfixes

Posted by matijs 31/05/2004 at 18h00

I fixed up MSGConvert some more. All outstanding bug reports were taken care of.

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News Aggregators on Laptops

Posted by matijs 28/05/2004 at 18h00

After reading about RSS and Atom (mostly on dive into mark), I decided to try out Straw, a news aggregator for GNOME. It works, but keeps spinning up my disk. Thus, it is unusable on a laptop.

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Posted by matijs 20/05/2004 at 18h00

I spent last week in Switzerland, where my mother lives, and this gave me time in between enjoying the beautiful outdoors to fix two bugs in MSGConvert. My earlier rewrite already paid off in making the less trivial one much easier to fix.

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A Cleanup of MSGConvert

Posted by matijs 16/03/2004 at 18h00

The weekend before last, I did a complete rewrite of MSGConvert. The code is now much cleaner, and should be more maintainable. Rejoice!

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Applying Jargon to Another Field

Posted by matijs 14/03/2004 at 18h00

I find this hilarious!

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