Don't you just love technology

I use RSS Bandit to aggregate RSS feeds so I can keep up to date with news from sources I’m interested in. I’m subscribed to quite a few feeds from Blogs, Money Talk, F-Secure Antivirus Research Website, Deb-Tech and the billblog. billblog is written by Bill Thompson, you may recognise the name from the BBC Technology site. Here’s the bit I like; Bill’s blog isn’t a valid feed as can be seen here! Technology, ain’t it great! Feed now fixed! See comments.

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6 Responses to Don't you just love technology

  1. Matt says:

    Mmm… Deb-Tech – Is that like Blendtec?

  2. Bill Thompson says:

    Well, you could have emailed me to let me know.. problem seems to be with Postalicious, which is taking material I tag on and posting it to WordPress, but failing to get the character set right. I’ll delve into it this weekend – bloglines seemed happy enough with the data (see, I do read my own feed) so I hadn’t noticed this.

    Whatever happened to the spirit of co-operation? Or is making a cheap point more fun?

  3. John says:

    It’s a fair point. Back in July I didn’t have Bill’s email (I do now via his comment – assuming it is Bill Thompson and not someone posting as him). As I couldn’t email Bill, I posted a comment here, under my old blog name UKCodeMonkey. There isn’t a reply.

    It took me a while to find the comment but it’s still there; and Bill does appear to have worked around the issue as RSS bandit is downloading his feed once more!

  4. John says:

    Just noticed my fingers were quicker than my brain on the original post to billblog; I meant to say Hi Bill, but I typed Hill Bill, oops!

  5. John says:

    I’ve been looking at the referer logs and the IP address from “Bill” is in the range for “NTL Infrastructure – Huddersfield (NT…”, which is interesting as that’s where I’m from, and according to the real Bill’s homepage he’s from Cambridge!

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