Daily Archives: 2003-02-07

RSS-to-Email Aggregation

Bryce Yehl is looking for a “generic RSS-to-Email aggregator that can work with my IMAP back-end.” I’ve been using my AmphetaMailer setup for about five months now and it’s working well for me.

Basically, I modified AmphetaDesk to send results out via e-mail and to keep track of items already sent so that you only see them once. I run this three times a day from a server at home and I can read the headlines at my leisure from wherever I am. Another nice benefit is being able to catch up on everything I’ve missed when I take a (real) vacation.

My AmphetaMailer source can be found here: http://www.cantoni.org/software/AmphetaDesk.html#AmphetaMailer. Actually, viewing this page again reminds me that I need to roll it into my new MT setup so that the styles look the same.

My First Comments: Spam

I’ve had comments enabled for this site ever since I moved to Movable Type. Over the past couple of days I got my first comments, but they were spam. Bummer. Comments are now turned off for all entries — if someone wants to reach me, e-mail is the best way.