A new feature (powered by RSS)

New rexblog feature (powered by RSS): If you are looking at this page via a web browser (and not, say, a newsreader), you may have noticed that I’ve added a couple of new features to the right column. At the top is a display of the most recent links added to my del.icio.us account. I’m calling it the rexblog linkblog. Below that is a display of the most recent photos added to my Flickr account. I’m calling it the rexblog photoblog.

This morning, I mentioned that explaining what RSS is is more difficult than displaying what one can do with RSS. Displaying the rexblog linkblog on this page is one of those things one can do with RSS. I saw something similar on another blog (I’m sorry I can’t recall whose) using an RSS-to-javascript tool from feedroll.com. I couldn’t quite get their code to display the feed precisely like I wanted, so executive director of rexblog hacknology, Patrick Ragsdale, whipped me up some code and, well, there you have it.

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