Tims Stuff

Things and Thoughts

Contact, Comments and RSS

If you wish to contact me to comment, complain or just to tell me how wonderful I am, Your best routes are via xmpp. timstannard@yax.im That isnt an email address !, If yer know, Yer know.

I am also on Threema. My Threema ID: https://threema.id/Z75FUF2U

Signal is fine if you know my number. Should you choose more mainstream methods, You may have to wait a bit before I check them.

The other thing you may not be familiar with is the RSS icon at the top left of the site, Looks a bit like.... RSS icon Actually, Mine looks more like ... enter image description here

I have pasted a bit about RSS below, Try it as it works really well.

What Is RSS? RSS is technology used to monitor rapidly changing information on the web in an organized and user-friendly way. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary and it is not limited to monitoring news sites. It also allows a user to monitor blogs, Twitter or Facebook pages, financial information, daily deals, classified sites, and government alerts to name just a few. By posting a “feed” on their page, web site owners allow RSS readers to search their site to continuously look for fresh and new information all the while maintaining user privacy.

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the little orange and white RSS icon that is found all over the world on news and blog sites. People find it odd that when you click on it, you’re taken to a webpage that looks unfinished. Did the website designers forget to do something here?

In fact the opposite is true. Putting that little orange symbol on a webpage is the final touch in making website information available to everyone as soon as it is put on the internet. The strange webpage you are taken to is written in what’s called XML code.

XML is a special set of instructions to an RSS feed reader that tell it when the information for that particular webpage has changed or been updated. People who visit a webpage often for “up to the minute” information use this amazing technology to bring them the latest content from the sites they are interested in.

I use it on my phone using an app from Fdroid, called Feeder. Just realised I should add a section on good stuff on the net, Fdroid is one of them, Download it and look for feeder, Give the man a coffee if you like the app.

If you are still awake, I also have a parallel blog that is built on Joomla, HERE Dont ask me why, I often forget why I opened the fridge door !