Here is an interesting study with a graph of RSS readers market shares. It is not scientific by any means, but does provide a good insight on the current situation. BlogLines is at the top of the charts with over 50% of the market share. It has some advantages being a web based aggregator as opposed to desktop aggregators, but still it is pretty popular. Read the article for some hints on why the graph shows what it shows.
I was thinking about syndicating my del.icio.us bookmarks into the blog, but never implemented it. Today I stumbled upon this post which explains how to syndicate del.icio.us into Movable Types. The Perl script used is a dirty hack. Of course, I had to immidiately correct and improve the situation.
My version of the script uses XML::RSS module for parsing the RSS feed and CGI module for generating the HTML. It also uses del.icio.us tags as a title of the link. Overall, the script is much smaller and cleaner. The results of its work can be seen in the right panel, below archives.
RSS Compendium is one of the best websites devoted to RSS that I have seen. In a clean and convenient manner it provides links to everything and anything about RSS – history, feeds, aggregators, validators, etc. If someone is to visit only one site to understand and start using RSS, RSS Compendium is the best candidate for the job.
Here are 70 things you can say when losing an argument in technical (read: computer) discussion. If you think that all of these are just jokes and cannot happen in the real argument – think again. I have heard a few of these within the last few years. Better even, I have used few of these myself. ;)
Since we are down to one machine for all our home needs, I have reconfigured gucho.kiriz a lot now. There is no more need for the .kirzis domain, thus it will be known as gucho.mamchenkov.net from now on. A bunch of useless services like dhcpd, nfs, and pormap were stopped. Firewall, web server, proxy server and mail server were reconfigured to dispose of internal IP addresses and .kirzis domain.
I have also upgraded all the software on gucho and installed a whole bunch of new packages, so that it appears as a useful workstation. With all the software available these days for Linux, I found Synaptic to be very useful.
If you notice any misbehavior with the site or the server, please let me know.