09 December 2004

As you can see from the sidebar we now have some feeds.  "But what do they do?" I hear you ask.  Well, what I do with them is to add them to my Bloglines account.  Then, every time I go into my Bloglines account it will tell me which blogs have new stuff and give me a summary of that new stuff.  Much easier than logging onto each of your favourite blogs on the off chance.

Why so many?  What do they do?  To tell you the truth I have no idea and the one time I did try to find out I got very confused indeed.  Apparently RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0 have nothing to do with one another (or was it RSS 0.98 and RSS 1.1?).  The only practical difference I can find is that with RSS 2.0 and Atom you get links.  In RSS 1.0 any link in the text disappears.  Oh, and by the way, right now RSS 1.0 isn’t working.  Wonder why I bothered putting it up.

If you click the Subscribe with Bloglines button it’ll (almost) automatically subscribe you to this blog with an RSS 2.0 feed, just so long as you have an account with them.