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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

In fact it can’t have any images at all. I’m still not satisfied with how thumbnails are being added to my RSS 2.0 feed, in my opinion it isn’t perfect because SimplePie can’t find them when it looks in enclosure->thumbnails…

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Thumbnails in RSS feeds proves non-trivial in WordPress

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to thumbnails with a proper enclosure in my RSS 2.0 feeds. Other blogs have this, why doesn’t mine? I enabled featured images in my theme, I got them to appear on my blog’s homepage, in the archives, even in the posts themselves if I wanted. I followed tutorials, I installed plugins, I consulted support forums. Still no thumbnails in my RSS feeds.

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RSS Feed from Twitter Search with PHP

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Twitter is removing support for RSS feeds in a few days. If you actually used the RSS feed feature of the original Twitter API this is disappointing. Twitter wants to know who is making every single request to their API whereas RSS is fairly anonymous…

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I changed how I use Twitter Lists

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

I actually joined Twitter fairly early, but not early enough to secure @Muskie for myself or @BOB for my then employer, short Twitter handles are advantageous just like short domain names. I never seem to capitalize my on my early adopter status…

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Merging feeds with SimplePie and PHP

Friday, April 27th, 2012

I never set out to build a miniature painting news aggregator. I had time to do it because I remain #unemployed. I was just trying to help a fellow blogger out with a problem they were having. You know me, always helping other people, when I should be helping myself…

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Feed Me!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Although I perhaps should have been using the time in other ways, I’ve spent considerable time and effort building a custom news aggregator. I was able to leverage SimplePie and PHP to do a lot of the heavy lifting, but I also wanted to scour the Internet, social media, and all the trendy Web 2.0 networks for the best content related to the hobby of miniature painting…

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3 Kinds of Feeds

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

So I’ve been building something. And while doing so I discovered there are three different types of feeds on the Internet…

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