September 25th, 2009

trombone

What I Did During My Summer Vacation

Made feeds

Book blog, bridge and chess columns, four sicence blogs, a Linux column, and a gay rights column. Something for everyone:

     mobylives_feed
     Those of you who read the bookslut feed may notice that she often quotes the Moby Lives web site. There's a reason for that -- it's very very good. I created the feed so that I wouldn't miss anything.

     zia_bridge_feed
     Much to my annoyance, the Guardian Weekly stopped carrying Zia Mahmood's bridge column. Unlike a lot of bridge columns, it's well-written and sometimes even funny. Fortunately, the daily version of the paper carries it, and its feed is available, so I snarfed it.

     guardian_chess
     And while I was at it I grabbed the chess columnists too. There are two chess columns, each appearing weekly, and they're both delivered via this feed.

     cosmicvar_feed
     Cosmic Variance is a science blog with entries from a group of physicists. I've gotten some truly interesting news from them, as well as the occasional cool picture.

     oklo_feed
     Another science blog, this time from Greg Laughlin, who writes about extrasolar planets -- finding them, the recent discoveries, that sort of thing.

     lab_lemming
     Why yes, another science blog, this from the laboratory end of things of someone who runs mass spectrometers, laser drills, and other cool things.

     centauri_dreams
     I didn't create this one, only because someone beat me to it. It is a blog of the science of deep space exploration, and also acts as the Tau Zero Foundation's newsletter.

     linuxhelp_feed
     An occasional weblog on new Linux releases, the software that runs on it, with helpful hints.

     debprice_feed
     A newspaper columnist on gay rights. This hetero male recommends it for its historical perspective and actual journalism.