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Thursday, June 23, 2005

1:43PM - H*R Wiki H*R.com updates

I hope all of you are familiar with Homestar Runner. I have made yet another HR feed, hrwikiupdates, but I think mine is better than the other feeds out there.

Many of you already subscribe to the homebrew homestar_rss feed. This is automatically generated by a guy crawling the HR website, and tends to point to new material on homestarrunner.com. However, since it is just a screen-scraping tool for the website, it often posts late or redundant updates. [As of today, it doesn't even workCollapse )]

As you may or may not be aware, there is a Wiki set up for discussing hidden secrets and interesting facts about the HR website; that'd be hrwiki.org. As a Wiki, they have an RSS feed representing all updates to the entire wiki. This is very spammy, and tends to be way more information than I care about.

With that said, they do have one very nice page representing all of the latest updates to the HR website, as they are discovered by human beings... that'd be the H*R.com updates page. It's very nice, and since it's monitored by human beings it's more likely to be reliable and correct.

There is no official RSS feed for *just* the H*R.com updates page, so I created a homebrew RSS feed of my very own, hrwiki.xml, which is the basis for hrwikiupdates. I believe it will tend to be more accurate and up-to-date than homestar_rss and will therefore be a bit more useful. (I remain subscribed to both.)

Let me know if you have any questions/comments/suggestions/criticisms about this feed! Happy Decemberween!

10:53PM - Buzztracker

buzztracker syndicates the daily feed from Buzztracker, a geographical rendering of the world's hot news spots generated from Google News.

Sample from today:

buzzmap

Links from the posts go to indices of the current news stories and related parts of the world, etc.

Edit: fixed link in this post to Buzztracker, which I mistyped before.

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