Phillip Pearson - Second p0st

tech notes and web hackery from the guy that brought you bzero, python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review and the internet topic exchange

2003-4-28

OPML directory browser now open source

I just created a new SourceForge project as a place to put stuff to do with OPML:

    OPML Tools <-- there it is ;-)

Right now it includes my C# OPML browser (here's the source).

I'm licensing it under the MIT license, like all my other stuff, which means you can do more or less what you want with it (as long as you don't claim you wrote it, and you promise not to hold me responsible for bugs).

Anyone else interested in using this space to host their own OPML tools, drop me a line (). That means you, Matt!

If you're interested in hacking on my code, here are some things it needs:

- a name (opml/browsers/pearson is a silly place to put it!)
- some icons (instead of "(inc)" or "(link)" after names)
- multi-threadedness (to stop it hanging while waiting for OPML files to come in)
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RSS + ENT aggregator

The folks at eVectors have an RSS+ENT aggregator that aggregates news and lets you filter it by topic.

Here's a view of the social_software channel from the Topic Exchange. It's slightly munged because the aggregator is aggregating both topicexchange.com/rss and topicexchange.com/t/social_software/rss, but it's hard to fix that sort of thing without specifically knowing about the duplicate items I'm generating (/rss includes all the items from /t/*/rss).
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