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Fri 05 Sep 2003

I saw yesterday that My Yahoo now has an integrated rss reader, so I tried it out. Can't read Dave Winer or Instapundit, but it seems to do OK with How appealing and the Volokh conspiracy -- until this morning. The most recent post from How appealing that shows up in My Yahoo is this one, from yesterday afternoon, even though Bashman has posted much more since then. Hmmmm...

and yes, I realize I'm a total hypocrite because I've never even looked at my own rss feed, and I'm pretty sure it's broken. In fact, when I try to add it to my my yahoo page, it doesn't even show up. Sad.

Oops, when I delete the blogs that are there, they keep showing up. Which means the module is effectively hosed right now.

It's particularly sad that it can't read Dave Winer, considering he's the guy who pretty much invented rss in the first place. Quick tutorial for everybody out there who isn't a geek like me -- rss is basically just another file format, kinda like html pages you read on the web, but can save to your computer, or .doc word documents. The format is standardized so that anybody can build their own rss reader (in theory). Kinda like anybody could build their own web browser back in the day... umm, slight digression. The thing with rss, though, is that (to the best of my knowledge) it is strictly a text format, so an rss reader, or aggregator as they're usually called, can display information from several different sites at once, as opposed to the web browser, which only shows one page at a time. This has the result of killing the banner advertisement, a development I fully endorse.

And in case you're interested, I do not have an rss agregator installed on my machine, though I have considered it.
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Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

News
instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
reddit
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Highbrow
Arts & Letters Daily
Lowbrow
Fark

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Humor
Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Lessig
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Amygdala
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Neyer
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff
Greenspun
Doc

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Slashdot
Yahoo Money
Ubid
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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