Planet Saves the Day!
Posted: Sun, 11 December 2005 | permalink | No comments
Never one to miss out on a good fad, I've recently been getting interested in Ruby on Rails. (OK, maybe it's not fair to call Rails a fad -- it looks really good -- but it is the Tech Of The Moment). What's the first thing you do when you hook onto a fad? You find the relevant blogs. Handily, RoR (as the in-crowd calls it) has a Planet-style aggregator, Planet Ruby on Rails. Less handily, the site is running a *very* half-arsed aggregator script that doesn't escape any of the HTML in the entries, so Liferea summarily spits the dummy at them all and I see nothing but titles in my viewing window.
I sent a polite (yes, really!) e-mail to the site admin, asking if it might be possible to get an escaped version. I haven't had a response in a few days, and a lot of the entries look really interesting. So, I've installed my own local Planet RoR aggregator -- running The Real Planet. Planet is astonishly easy to install -- 3/4 of the work was writing the shell script to take the OPML from the original Planet RoR and massaging it into Planet config.ini format.
So now I have Real Articles to read again. Life is good.
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