Adding a List of Recent Posts To The Silicon Valley Code Camp Home Page (From RSS Feed)

There are 10,000 ways to do this.  Back way back when (ASP.NET 1.1) days, we would have created either a custom control to do this, then added a Repeater control on the page to display it.  Well, the Silicon Valley Code Camp Website was started back in those days and since what I want is so simple, I decided to do just that (minus the custom control).  I really only wanted to spend about 10 minutes doing this, and as it turned out, it took about 30.  Oh well, 3x plan verses execution.  Could do better next time. So, here is basically what I want on the left side bar of the home page of Silicon Valley Code Camp: … Continue Reading

Using Google Reader Offline

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Background For the past couple of years, I've been really impressed with how much content there is out there on the Internet in people's blogs.  To harvest all this content, you really need some kind of aggregating software to help you organize all this content.  For no real reason, the first aggregator I used was Bloglines.  It worked pretty well but I got tired of days when it was very slow, and other days where this cute plumber would be displayed telling me Bloglines was offline and I should come back later.  About 2 months ago, I switched to Google Reader.  So far, I'm a happy camper. … Continue Reading

Making the RSS Feed From the web site Discoverable

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After adding the RSS feed to our Silicon Valley Code Camp Web site I noticed that the feed was not discoverable by Internet Explorer.  That is, the little RSS Icon on the toolbar was not finding it. … Continue Reading

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