The one thing that irritates me most is when people just believe whatever they’re fed by the media. Issues regarding the current war tend to fall into this basket, as millions of people are simply regurgitating what they hear from the liberal propaganda machine. I get really irritated when I see people with bumper stickers […]
My wife, daughter and I were all sitting at the kitchen table eating waffles for breakfast this morning, when this humorous exchange involving my 2-year-old took place: Wife, smiling at daughter: “This is a really fun age, isn’t it?” Ryan, chewing: “Mhmmm…” *short pause* Daughter, defiantly: “NO IT’S NOT!” Ryan, losing it: *muffled snicker*
The new and improved SimplePie 0.94 is out. Major features/changes in this version include: Better support for non-English feeds, significantly improved support for poorly written feeds, automatic deletion of outdated cache files, and the stripping-out of potentially harmful tags (as per Mark Pilgrim’s suggestions). There’s still a smidge of fine-tuning left to do. Although I […]
I finally cracked the nut on the problem I was having with SimplePie. The compatibility fix I’ve been working on finally works for the two feeds that I was having a problem with. Thanks to Mark IJbema for nudging me in the right direction. The downside is that it slowed SimplePie down a bit. I […]
The latest post at SpeadFirefox.com says that the Firefox Preview Release hit 1,000,000 downloads in roughly 100 hours. This is fantastic news! I’ve been actively trying to get people I know and work with to switch over to Firefox for several months now. This is big news for the Mozilla team. Not only that, but […]
Well, for those who seem to be intrigued by what goes on in my life, here’s a little update on what’s been going on. Dead Hard Drive: My 160 GB drive bit the dust last weekend. I’m still at a loss for why. The upshot is that it only took about 15 minutes to get […]
SimplePie 0.93 is now available. This release adds support for RSS and Atom auto-discovery, converting relative-to-the-root URL’s into absolute URL’s (like web browsers do), an improved caching process, and a variety of fixes to aid compatibility with poorly written feeds. SimplePie takes a very Apple-esque approach to feed parsing. Coming from the use of MagpieRSS, […]
Sometime last night, while I was sleeping, my website reached the 500,000 visitor mark. This is very exciting for me. It’s good to know that I have a site that people would bother going to visit 500,000 times in a year-and-a-half. I’ve come quite a long ways since version 1.0 of this website was released […]
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