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Posted by Brian on August 8, 2008

I know I’ve been absolutely horrible about keeping my promise to blog weekly. Since summer started I’ve just had nothing to write about.

There is a blog forthcoming though. I want to write something in relation to leaving for college; I’m just not sure yet what I want to say. So, I’ll probably have something of substance up (hopefully) by Sunday or Monday.


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Using RSS Feeds

Posted by Brian on January 5, 2008

UPDATE: With the new style I’ve applied to this blog, you can now subscribe to this site’s RSS feeds simply by clicking “Entries (RSS)” on the right side of the page, under the “Subscribe” heading.

As some of you may remember, I mentioned in my first entry on this site that WordPress has a feature called RSS Feeds. It’s really quite a cool feature, so let me offer a few resources on how to use it. RSS is easily the easiest way to keep up with everything on the internet, so I suggest that everyone learn how to use it.

The one advantage MySpace has over WordPress is that MySpace can automatically notify your friends when you post a new blog. RSS is the way services like Blogger and WordPress notify subscribers of new content.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it’s used all over the internet, from person blogs to news services like Reuters. It generally works like a regular Bookmark in your browser, but it lets you know when there’s new content available.

RSS Feeds work in both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Here are a few resources explaining how to use RSS Feeds in both:

In Firefox
MozillaZine: Using Live Bookmarks
Mozilla Firefox: RSS web feeds and Live Bookmarks

In Internet Explorer Oh come on! You’re using Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 7: Using RSS Feeds
You can also check the Help files for more information

So, now you all have a more lazy way to keep up with this blog!

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