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Software Development

Monitoring GitHub for new releases

Big sites like GitHub or GitLab are hosting a lot of projects and have numerous of releases a day. And while you as a person can watch a repository on GitHub, you can’t filter out new releases easily. At least not easily findable in the interfaces and checking all the repositories manually because they aren’t […]

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Random

Google Reader, farewell

For years I have been using Google Reader to keep up to date with websites as I could read them when I had the time and I saw which sites where updated. Even if they were idle for months, so a dream for everyone who has a time management plan in place. Google Reader had […]

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Internet, Unix en security

Faulty RSS-feeds

Taking a look at some logs from a RSS-collector two things raised my eyebrows. The first is how many feeds are being served by FeedBurner instead of directly being served by the website it self. The part that worries me is that a lot of those feeds also are about security, privacy and compliance. I […]

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Life and society

Feeds farewell and thanks for all the fish

As my viewing port on the Internet has become an RSS-reader more and more during 2011 I also started to pay attention on the content presented. So during my Christmas break I’m going to remove some feeds from my RSS-reader. As side note, the compressed database dump grows with 1 megabyte between every 5 and […]

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Life and society

RSS verandert de contentconsumptie

Al enige tijd merk ik dat mijn browsegedrag aan het veranderen is. Waar ik vroeger nog weleens een uurtje of twee ging zitten om websites af te struinen is dat tegenwoordig sterk teruggelopen. Veel websites hebben tegenwoordig een RSS- of Atom-feed waarmee ze artikelen of wijzigingen publiceren om zo oa zoekmachines te triggeren om hun […]