Saturday, January 24, 2004

Are You Atom Enabled?

So I just discovered that a web site I read from time to time, which has never had an RSS feed available (and believe me, that always pissed me off), actually has an Atom feed.

This is the first time that something I want to keep track of is accessable via Atom but not RSS. I hope it won't be the last.

Of course, this would be considerably cooler if NetNewsWire, my aggregator of choice, had Atom support, but I'm told it's on it's way, so I'll just have to wait patiently for the time being.


  1. Well, if you're feel extremely bold, you can try the pre-alpha version that has Atom support :)

  2. Nice, so someone actually cares if I have something like an Atom feed? I just did it because it was a new offering from Blogger and I like to exploit those bastards for all they're worth. (And it gave me an excuse to make a new button to stick on my page.)

  3. Believe me, I'm primarily motivated out of laziness here.
    I mean it's considerably easier for me to keep track of all the various websites I read if they are all available in NNW when I wake up in the morning. Anything that isn't there is just one more thing I have to remember to do at some point, and usually that means it won't get done for weeks at a time.
    Automation is the key to mastering laziness ;-)
    And as for the pre-alpha version of NNW that has Atom support, I'm no longer on the beta testers list, so I'm not sure where such a thing would be found. Perhaps if someone would point me towards it I might give it a shot, but in any event I'm sure a real version with real support will be showing up at some point reasonably soon.