January 24th, 2004

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  • torgo_x

New feed: The Smoking Gun

Yes yes y'all, I've set up a new feed here at LJ: smoking_gun_rss, for The Smoking Gun, which "brings you authentic exclusive documents -- cool, confidential, quirky -- that can't be found elsewhere on the Web." (RSS)

A useful companion to this is the book of the decade, A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Reexamined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease; and Other Cultural Revelations

  • Current Music
    Fluke, "Squirt"
Yours Truly

iTunes Music Store Feeds by Genre

New Releases:

ituneshiphopnew Hip-Hop/Rap

itunesrocknew Rock

itunespopnew Pop

itunesaltnew Alternative

itunes_electron Electronic (i didn't create this one)

Just Added (to the store):

itunesaltadd Alternative

itunespopadd Pop

ituneshiphopadd Hip-Hop/Rap

itunesrockadd Rock

ituneselecadd Electronic

or go here to create your own custom feeds:


...and on a completely-un-related note for WWE fans:


recent Google News search results for WWE.


Bloggies - Nominees

Click here to vote in the Bloggies - Voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Saturday, January 31. The winners will be posted on Monday, March 15.

I haven't cut this post, because it took me forever!

Best Meme
Identity Blogging - website (no feed)
BlogShares - blogshares_news
Unconscious Mutterings - unc_mutterings
100 Things About Me - website (no feed)
Friday Five - friday_five

Best Article or Essay about Weblogs
Weblogs and the Mass Amateurisation of Nearly Everything - plasticbagorg
My Life as a Blog Widow - danieldrezner
A Blog Is a Blog Is a Blog - whitespace
Making a Good Blog for Dummies - andrewblog
Weblogs: A History and Perspective - rebeccablood

Best Weblog Directory or Update Monitor
Technorati - website (no feed)
Blogdex - blogdex_feed
Blo.gs - website (no feed)
Blogrolling.com - website (no feed)
Photoblogs.org - website (no feed)

Best Web Application for Weblogs
Blogrolling.com - website (no feed)
Movable Type - mtfeed
TypePad - tpfeed
Blogger - website (no feed)
Feedster - rssfeedster

Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog
BrainSluice - brainsluice
Loobylu - website (no feed)
PixelKitty.net - our very own pxlktty her website
Synapse - synapsefeed
ScorpioGirl - scorpiogirlnz

Best Asian Weblog
A Sassy Lawyer in Philippine Suburbia - website (no feed)
Hunkabutta - website (no feed)
BWG - website (no feed)
Geisha Asobi Blog - website (no feed)
Antipixel - antipixel

Best African or Middle Eastern Weblog
Baghdad Burning - website (no feed)
Wind Spirit - windspiritnz
Subzero Blue - subzeroblue
Where Is Raed - dear_raed
An Unsealed Room - website (no feed)

Best European Weblog
Textism - textism_blog
Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent - benhammersley
Open Brackets - openbrackets
Giornale Nuovo - giornalenuovo
Chocolate & Zucchini - choczucchini

Best British or Irish Weblog
The Big Smoker - thebigsmoker
GreenFairyDotCom - greenfairyfeed
PlasticBag.org - plasticbagorg
A Teenager Blogs - website (no feed)
London Underground Tube Diary - website (no feed)

Best Latin American Weblog
Alt1040 - alt1040
3 Demonios Enjaulados - 3demonios
Eejit - website (no feed)
Overcaffeinated - overcaffinated
Por um Punhado de Pixels - website (no feed)

Best Canadian Weblog
Shiny Plastic Bag - shinyplasticrss
MezzoBlue - mezzoblue or mezzo_blue_feed
ChromeWaves.net - chromewaves
Wish Jar Journal - wishjarjournal
Going Canuck - website (no feed)

Best American Weblog
Gothamist - gothamist
Kottke.org - kottke
Dooce - doocefeed
Boing Boing - boingboing_net
Wil Wheaton Dot Net - wilwheaton

Best Tagline of a Weblog
Mighty Girl: “Famous among dozens” - website (no feed)
The Art of Rhysisms: “Stealing traffic cones from the Information Superhighway since 2002” - artofrhysisms
C:\PIRILLO.EXE: “Getting screwed while everybody else is getting laid” - chris_pirillo
Sabrina Faire: “All the fun of a saucy wench, none of the overpriced beer” - website (no feed)
Tenth-Muse.com: “Fabulous since 1973, blogging since 2003, drinking since noon” - 10th_muse

Best Photography of a Weblog
Heather Champ - website (no feed)
Shutterbug - website (no feed)
Ten Years of My Life - 10yearsofmylife
Satan's Laundromat - satanslaundrmat
Daily Dose of Imagery - topleftpixel

Best Non-Weblog Content of a Weblog Site
Weblog Wannabe - wannabeweblog
RatherGood.com - website (no feed)
PopJustice - website (no feed)
Gothamist - gothamist
GTMcKnight.com - gtmcknight

Best Programming of a Weblog Site
Big Pink Cookie - bigpinkcookie
ScriptyGoddess - website (no feed)
1976Design.com - 1976design
Kottke.org - kottke
The Girlie Matters: Tips and Tricks - girliematters

Best Weblog about Music
75 or Less - website (no feed)
ChaChaCha.co.uk - chachachafeed
Moby - website (no feed) Edit: moby_journal
ChromeWaves.net - chromewaves
PopJustice - website (no feed)

Best Weblog about Politics
InstaPundit.com - instapundit
WatchBlog - website (no feed) Edit: wbdemocrats, wbrepublicans, wbthirdparty
Daily Kos - daily_kos
Talking Points Memo - talkngptsmemo
This Modern World - website (no feed) Edit: modrnwrld_blog

Best Web Development Weblog
ScriptyGoddess - rssscriptygodss
MezzoBlue - mezzoblue or mezzo_blue_feed
The Daily Report - zeldman2
Heal Your Church Web Site - healyourchurch
The Girlie Matters: Tips and Tricks - girliematters

Best Computers or Technology Weblog
Slashdot - newz4nerdz
Boing Boing - boingboing_net
Gizmodo - gizmodo
Kottke.org - kottke
OnlineBlog.com - g_online_blog

Best Topical Weblog
The Joy of Soup - joyofsoup
London Underground Tube Diary - lu_rss
Belle de Jour - belledejouruk or belledejouruk
The Agonist - the_agonist
BookSlut - bookslut_feed

Best GLBT Weblog
Little Yellow Different - lilyellowdiffer
SwirlSpice - swirlspice
Just Write - lancearthurfeed
PlasticBag.org - plasticbagorg
How to Learn Swedish in 1000 Difficult Lessons - website (no site)

Most Humorous Weblog
In Passing - inpassingsynd
Margaret Cho - website (no feed) Edit: margaretchofeed
Davezilla.com - davezilla_rss
Little Yellow Different - lilyellowdiffer
Little Red Boat - website (no feed)

Best Group Weblog
Gothamist - gothamist
BlogCritics.org - blogcritics
Misbehaving.net - misbehaving
Put Down the Donut - putdownthedonut
Boing Boing - boingboing_net

Best Community Weblog
MetaFilter - metafilter
Fark.com - farkrss
Kuro5hin.org - kuro5hin
Slashdot - slashdot
Whedonesque - whedonesque

Best-Designed Weblog
Brookelyn.org - brookelynfeed
SixFoot6 - sixfoot6
Kitta.net - kittadotnet
What Do I Know - whatdoiknow_org
SimpleBits - simplebits

Best-Kept-Secret Weblog
Low Culture - lowculture
BrokenType - brokentype
Tequila Mockingbird - website (no feed)
LasagnaFarm.com - website (no feed)
Musings From the Undergound - museunderground

Best New Weblog
Blog for America - deanforamerica
Tenth-Muse.com - 10th_muse
HoneyTom - honeytom
Cynical Rantings - website (no feed)
Where the Hell Was I - wherethehellwas

Lifetime Achievement
Matt Haughey - lottanothing
Rebecca Blood - rebeccablood
Tom Coates - plasticbagorg
Anil Dash - dashes
Heather Champ - website (no feed)

Weblog of the Year
Boing Boing - boingboing_net
Tenth-Muse.com - 10th_muse
John Howard: Prime Minister - website (no feed)
The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century - accordionguy
Dooce - doocefeed
Weblog Wannabe - wannabeweblog

If any of these links are wrong, or the feeds are broken, please let me know.
  • Current Mood
  • rance

Newsisfree feed URL changes

I have emailed support@livejournal.com, per the FAQ instructions regarding feed URL changes.

All feeds via Newsisfree.com have changed URL location and are therefore not working at the moment.

Here's the announcement about this change:

Three feeds I know about that are affected:
reuters_oddly -- new feed url: http://xml.newsisfree.com/feeds/97/4997.xml
iht_opinion -- new feed url: http://xml.newsisfree.com/feeds/18/1218.xml
theonionfeed -- new feed url: http://xml.newsisfree.com/feeds/47/2447.xml

I'm sure there are others.

I also noticed that saloncom started showing a parse error today. The feed URL attached to that account is valid, however.