Newsletters

In addition to all the websites that provide RSS feeds (which I read with my headline mailer), there are a few periodic newsletters that are worth reading: “Crypto-Gram is a free monthly e-mail newsletter on computer security and cryptography from Bruce Schneier (author of Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography, inventor of Blowfish and Twofish, CTO and founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., general crypto pundit and occasional crypto curmudgeon).” [http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram.html] WebWord Usability Weblog: “WebWord.com is a mission driven by John S. Rhodes, to provide you with outstanding usability information for all of your Internet endeavors.” [http://www.webword.com/] “First Monday is…

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Geo Location by URL

The GeoURL project is building a database of websites and their geographical coordinates. There is an interactive map and a “neighbors” feature that will show you web sites close (physically) to you. GeoURL is a location-to-URL reverse directory. This will allow you to find URLs by their proximity to a given location. Find your neighbor’s buy phentermine hcl 37.5mg blog, perhaps, or the web page of the restaurants near you. What the heck, it’s worth experimenting with. I looked up my latitude and longitude and added the appropriate tags to my primary web page. Now I’m in the database: Cantoni.org…

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Syndication Subscription Service

Last week I added a green “sub” icon in addition to the usual orange “xml” representation for this site’s RSS feed. The green sub links to the Syndication Subscription Service which reads the RSS file and displays a set of links to add this channel to various news aggregators. Try it now with this site’s RSS feed: Cantoni.org RSS feed The service can also expand a list of subscribed channels from OPML or OCS format. It wasn’t quite working for my AmphetaDesk subscriptions, but Morten Frederiksen was nice enough to add the support. (AmphetaDesk uses a slight variant of OPML,…

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