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Sunday, February 29, 2004

RSS blog

After 4 months since this blog and site exist I decided to focus more on RSS in this blog. This is RSS site, so its blog should have more topics about RSS. And there is a lot of news regarding RSS.

Thus, new name of the blog is "Something about RSS".

Today, I have a comment regarding an BBC article about RSS: The really simple future of the web.

As you can see there, you can post comments. This is my comment I posted and never published:

"RSS reminds me of first web sites: no much graphics, mainly text, no much advertising. Or a few good years ago e-mails: plain-text. I think when many users will discover RSS, advertisers will use it. We'll see images (ads), rich media maybe even scripts in RSS. Now it's new, it's interesting and bare-naked. But all will change as things changed for web sites, html emails and other things."

What do you think?

Saturday, February 28, 2004


There are only a few days since our new service to convert Atom feeds to RSS is online (for free), but the results are very good (aka Atom2RSS or Atom-to-RSS).

Some reactions:
- weblog.infoworld.com/udell (Jon Udell - InfoWorld)
- nick.typepad.com/blog/2004/02/atom2rss.html (Nick Bradbury - FeedDemon)

But something I like very much are new links for Blogger.com users to convert their Atom feeds to RSS. They can create very easily RSS feeds which can be used by most RSS readers.

UPDATE: www.sharpreader.net/faq.html#atom recommended our service till yesterday when they published SharpReader with basic Atom support.


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Again MS:

Some interesting news from MS: Microsoft Beta Includes Built-in Virus Scanner. Looks like days when users were invited to update their systems or anti-virus products are gone. Everything would be built-in. Including security.

Maybe this is the best solution. What will happen with other anti-virus products? Would users pay for other products if is already built-in?

So, finally every Win installation will come with an anti-virus, firewall, media player, Internet browser built in? What's left?

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


Other good news from 2RSS.com.
For this weblog I've had for some time a page to convert Atom feeds to RSS. As you know, blogger.com offers Atom feeds for free. So, I build a script using XSL, which convert Atom to RSS.

Now this page goes public. You can use it for your own Atom feeds to convert to RSS. For more details see this page.

This script doesn't require registartion and is free. A link to our site is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

2RSS.com profile:

New service at 2RSS.com: you can build your free profile with RSS feeds. Then, these feeds could be added to your site with JavaScript or HTML. We provide you the code. Or even you can get you RSS feed favorite list in RSS or OPML format.
Try this:


Also, you can get a link to directly add your RSS feed to other people lists. Try this:


All these are working only with RSS feeds added to our directory. So, don't forget to add your RSS feed in our directory, for free (no registration required).

Wednesday, February 11, 2004


MS has published a new security bulletin rated as critical. This update is called MS04-007 (ASN.1 Vulnerability Could Allow Code Execution). Actually, there are other 2 updates: MS04-006 (Vulnerability in the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) Could Allow Code Execution) & MS04-005 (Vulnerability in Virtual PC for Mac could lead to privilege elevation). See also this).

This means that our PC will be safer? I don't think so. If this problem needed so much time to get fixed (since July 2003) who knows how many others are on the shelves, waiting to be fixed (and still unpatched, available for hackers).

Sunday, February 08, 2004


A new version of RSSlib is out fixing a bug in JavaScript pages (rss2js.php / .asp). If JavaScript pages didn't work, try download the scripts again from our software page. With these free scripts you can display RSS feeds on your web site. They are available for both PHP and ASP.

Friday, February 06, 2004

RSS feeds highlight:

A new service is available for all those who want to highlight their RSS feed in our RSS directory. For a $5 donation or PayPal payment you can add your feed in top of your category, bolded, with a star next to it (). This is available for 3 months.
As you can see all feeds got some visitors thru our directory. You can get more visitors by highlighting your feed link.
For more details see this page.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

DMOZ.org RSS feeds:

An interesting page: xmlhub.com/odp_feed.php. It offeres Open Directory (DMOZ.org) as RSS feeds. Try for instance:


Simply pass the category in pageurl parameter and you got it.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

IE security update:

This news is already one day old: MS has released a new security update for Internet Explorer. If your system is not updated automatically you should see it.
For more technical info see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-004 (official name).


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