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cbrandtbuffalo
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Perl programmer at the University at Buffalo.
Sunday May 02, 2004
06:07 PM

Reading use perl journals

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Anyone care to share their easy, time-saving methods for reading use.perl journals?

The traffic here is such that I can usually scan through just about everyone's entries. But I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I just go to the homepage and click each entry in the Recent Journal's area. This hardly seems the way for some who uses perl to do something.

How do you do it?
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  • I use RSS to read almost all my news, now. I have a feed from the journal.pl file, which shows me any new journal postings. I read the news with NetNewsWire.app, but there are dozens of aggregators out there.
    --
    rjbs
    • I do that, using RSSBandit, which seems to work pretty well for most feeds. However, I always seem to find that the use.perl feed is "missing" journal entries, compared to my amigos page.

      What url do you use for your feed? I'm using http://use.perl.org/journal.pl?op=top&content_type=rss.

      -Dom

  • When you mark someone as a friend (click on the yellow face image next to a name to start that process), that friend's journal is added to your amigo list. I made a link to my amigo list and put it in my "User Space" slashbox (which can be modified in your preferences [perl.org]). The following link should be a page of the journals of your friends - http://use.perl.org/~cbrandtbuffalo/amigos [perl.org]. I also look for journals of people I haven't read before in the "Recent Journals" slashbox.

    You can read the journals I rea

    • The problem is that you eventually hit the "200 friend limit". I know, I did a few weeks ago, and now I have to stare at the 200 friends and mentally sort the list to see who is unlikely to post a new journal entry soon.

      I really really want a "subcribe to journals" option here. No go, though. I shouldn't have to "friend" everyone that I want to read. {grin}

      --
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • >The problem is that you eventually hit the "200 friend limit"

        Now that I had just thought about a way to add everyone as my friend, they tell me...

  • I use the SOAP interface to pull down all of the recent entries [sourceforge.net].

    I would use the RSS feed if the posts were in the feed. Otherwise I still have to use a web browser, which I would rather not do.