I’ve been extremely annoyed with and concerned about Optimal’s usage pattern that I’ve observed in the server logs. I had shut it down for a while to see if anyone noticed. No one did — except me. I wanted to see this OPML of all the BBC’s news feeds, so I turned Optimal back on.… Continue reading Optimal Browser Status Update
Missing blog posts recovered
Part of the nightmare I went through while experimenting with WP-o-matic (no link) was that I accidentally deleted about 12 posts from my blog. Nothing earth-shattering, of course, but I just found an old database backup and recovered those posts. It was a real PITA, though, because the backup was from when I was running… Continue reading Missing blog posts recovered
Server Move Done
The server move is done. I’m sure there will be problems, but so far so good. The new server is actually a home server — very adequate machine, but I anticipate connection and traffic delays, as well as disruptions due to power outages (which are pretty frequent here). Eventually, I’ll probably hook up a UPS,… Continue reading Server Move Done
Notice of Probable Downtime
This site (and Optimalbrowser.com) will be likely be intermittently available starting this evening (U.S. Eastern time) and lasting for a day or so while I move servers.
My Link Blogs
Finally have a bunch of my link blogs posted. A little explanation, though. First, this is an OPML file, generated by NewsGator, filtered through sed, and displayed by Optimal. Second, I maintain these link blogs in FeedDemon and my own aggregator built on the NewsGator API. As of the latest version (ver. 2.5), FeedDemon automatically… Continue reading My Link Blogs
I released a bugfix for Optimal today. The latest version is 0.4c. If you haven’t experienced any weird problems with the 0.4 release, don’t bother updating. Thanks to Chris Pirillo for bringing the problem to my attention and working through it with me.
Optimal OPML Browser Update v. 0.4
I’ve completed a major rewrite of my OPML browser, Optimal. I didn’t manage to document all of the changes, they were so numerous. Highlights are: Object-oriented reimplementation, making it more portable to other applications Same code may be used as a WordPress plugin — replaces the OPML Renderer plugin for WordPress RSS items now include… Continue reading Optimal OPML Browser Update v. 0.4
Optimal OPML Browser Update v. 0.4pre1
I’m still working on a significant rewrite of my OPML browser, Optimal, but I’ve decided to release the current working version in the meantime because it addresses a couple of significant usability comments I’ve had. Specifically: There are now links to expand/collapse all nodes, and There is a new query string parameter, depth, which allows… Continue reading Optimal OPML Browser Update v. 0.4pre1
Notice of potential site unavailability
I’ll be migrating this site and the Optimal site to a new hosting service Friday, so there will be some down time and strangeness, no doubt.
Optimal OPML Browser Update v. 0.3a
Relatively minor updates to Optimal. Changes