The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

“Look Ma! I'm syndicated!”

Wow. has been pulling my RSS file for some time now, but I didn't realize it would actually display the contents of the file. It is interesting to see my blog using a different layout than one I created. My complaint about the way it's being presented at is the lack of distinction between each entry. Other than that, it doesn't look all that bad although I can see a potential problem where an entry has a very long title and a very short body.

Also, in looking over the page, I found yet another small bug—for the RSS feed, I (supposedly) check each URL and if it's relative to this site I change it to an abolute URL so the links will still work in a foreign environment.

Only it looks like I missed a few local links.

Back to the source code …

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You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go ahead, I won't bite. I promise.

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You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.

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