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Bookmarked: https://css-tricks.com/rss-stuff/. Miniflux does that. That is, there’s …

Bookmarked: https://css-tricks.com/rss-stuff/.

Miniflux does that. That is, there’s a (manual) per-feed setting for it.

I wish there were content filters, too, like wallabag’s, to strip away in-page ads and stuff. (There might be; I haven’t really looked, yet.)

I love the idea that [Unread 2] “automatically determines which feeds contain only article summaries” and goes and fetches the rest of the content from the site for you.

RSS Stuff | CSS-Tricks
css-tricks.com

Bookmarked: https://bradfrost.com/blog/post/hobbies-for-the-hell-of-it/. I really should pick up (playing …

Bookmarked: https://bradfrost.com/blog/post/hobbies-for-the-hell-of-it/.

I really should pick up (playing and recording) music again. I mean, I am, at best, an extremely mediocre rhythm guitarist (which is, most likely, exactly why I so enjoy everything music production), but still! Then again …

Not every activity you do needs to become a big official thing.

Hobbies for the hell of it
bradfrost.com

Bookmarked: https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge. Set up an RSS-Bridge instance for …

Bookmarked: https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge.

Set up an RSS-Bridge instance for the sole purpose of having an actual RSS feed, that I can add to my feed reader, for a certain column in a certain paper. Used Docker Compose, and volumes to get my custom bridge (a single PHP file) inside the container. (Another service I can add to my nonexistent list of self-hosted web software.)

RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge
github.com

Domain names, especially those that are a play …

Domain names, especially those that are a play on your own name, can be a lot of fun!

Geekcompass.com, my personal Mastodon instance, was originally intended to house a “Tripadvisor for nerds.” Ochtendgrijs.be is named after a weather phenomenon (“morning fog”) and term originally coined by Flemish weatherman Frank Deboosere—not that I knew at the time, I just thought it had a “gloomy yet mediocre” ring to it—perfect for a personal blog!

I registered this site’s domain looking for an English-language counterpart to my horribly outdated (Dutch-language) WordPress blog (and consultancy business). I’d noticed .design and .dev TLDs but went with .tech in the end, as I’m still a (mechanical) engineer and thought I’d be able to more easily repurpose a .tech domain, should the need arise.

I’ve since also registered boddez.net, and just might end up moving nearly everything over there. Like, later. (Plus I could create subdomains and email addresses that’d actually make sense, for the entire family.)

jlelse’s Blog
jlelse.blog

My tiny Mastodon instance is now two months …

My tiny Mastodon instance is now two months old (and growing steadily). I’m currently using some 57%, most of which—I think—is Ubuntu itself, and the Mastodon Docker images, of my dedicated 20 GB VPS. (That said, the public/system/accounts folder is almost 3 GB as well, and I don’t think it’s as easily cleaned out as orphaned attachments or link previews.)

In reply to https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/is-there-a-feedburner-alternative/. Maybe https://granary.io could work? …

In reply to https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/03/is-there-a-feedburner-alternative/.

Maybe https://granary.io could work? Not a feed hosting service, but a type of proxy that doesn’t store anything (and is typically used to convert one feed type into another). You should be able to use it to “translate” WordPress’s RSS to Atom—or WordPress’s Atom to RSS.

Granary
granary.io

Bookmarked: https://andybrewer.github.io/mvp/. Just learned about MVP.css and it’s …

Bookmarked: https://andybrewer.github.io/mvp/.

Just learned about MVP.css and it’s genius. (I myself have mostly been using “normalize.css” plus as little as possible hand-crafted CSS for a while now, but this might be an even better starting point. Heck, it’s probably perfect for styling a few quickly thrown together static HTML files.)

No class names, no frameworks, just semantic HTML[.]

MVP.css - Minimalist stylesheet for HTML elements
andybrewer.github.io