RSS, OPML and the XML platform.
Copyright 2012 World Readable
Of late, I've come across two very evil symptons of Flickr, which I think Yahoo must address.
This is getting out of hand. Yahoo! has to get a couple lawyers to step in here.
Alec Saunders's Iotum has come up with a free conference calling Facebook app. This isn't new, but until this week, I didn't see the value. They have four video walk-thrus that demonstrate some high end broadcasting capabilities. I'm gonna play with it in the next week and report back.
Ya, I'm really bored these days. Today, I wrote a generic XML Schema validator. Eventually, I want to expand this to validate common forms of XML like Google's sitemap. But, I noticed that each version of sitemap XML has it's own namespace. What a nightmare!
Update: I've also completed a Sitemap Validator, which re-uses the code from my XSD Validator.
Today, I put together a smll RSS autodiscovery checker to compliment the other tools on Reblinks. Supply the RSS 2.0 feed address and it checks if the <channel/link> element points to a page which has auto-discovery that reflects back to the original RSS feed address.
Everytime I need an XML well-formedness checker, I can't find one. So, I wrote one. Untested 67 lines of code.
I was looking for a countdown widget and most all of them I stumbled on didn't work very well and many didn't work at all. I finally decided on the yourminis.com countdown widget. Not great, but at least it works.