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FSS: Brothers · Fri­day Slide Scan #33 is from ear­ly 1962; it fea­tures my bare bot­tom ...
 
With Bloglines to Atom · A few days back I not­ed ap­prov­ing­ly that Blog­lines was work­ing on their long-broken Atom 1.0 han­dler; and that there were a still a few relative-URI prob­lem­s. I got a puz­zled, po­lite email from a Blog­lines en­gi­neer say­ing “Uh, are you sure? I don’t see that, might have been switchover artifacts.” I went and looked and sure enough, they were gone. I did see one lit­tle Keith-and-the-roaches bug with a stray “&” so I wrote back say­ing “fantastic, great work, oh BTW you’ve got a stray ampersand”. Within a few min­utes he wrote back “Just fixed the & is­sue. It might not show up on pro­duc­tion un­til later.” This is the way the Web is sup­posed to work. (Sam Ru­by tells me there are some lin­ger­ing corner-case bugs; re­port ’em and I bet they’ll fix ’em.) As of now, I am ab­so­lute­ly rec­om­mend­ing Blog­lines to all news­read­er new­bies as a good place to start; and al­so to any­one, new­bie or not, who doesn’t want to deal with the fuss and both­er of a sep­a­rate news­read­ing pro­gram. And with Bloglines’ switch, ev­ery ma­jor piece of in­fras­truc­ture that I know of is now Atom 1.0-capable. So I just per­ma­nent­ly redi­rect­ed my RSS feed to the Atom 1.0 ver­sion. If this looks weird in your news­read­er, please do let me know; and more im­por­tan­t, file a bug so your read­er gets fixed. Once this set­tles down, I look for­ward to tak­ing the axe to a whole bunch of double-escaping and RSS-writing code.
 
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