PubSubHubbub: Cool, but Hard to Say

PubSubHubbub, a 20% time project of two Google engineers, Brad Fitzpatrick and Brett Slatkin, launched a few weeks ago. In addition to being a tongue-twister, PubSubHubbub is: A simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom (and RSS). Parties (servers) speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks)… Read More

What’s New with Connect?

Glad you asked, or didn’t either way, you’re still reading. It’s been a long time since I blogged about new features on Connect. I know not everyone can see the goodness (or care), since it’s internal only. But I figure some of you might be interested anyway. When last I wrote about Connect features, we… Read More

Images in Feeds

Thanks to friend of the ‘Lab Patrick Wolf for pointing out that the feed versions of our posts do not reflect the same alignment of images that you see here. I’ve noticed this in the past, via OraNA, but figured it was a rathole to try to fix them. Bonus points to Patrick for providing… Read More

Why Do Feeds Fail?

Yesterday, we were meeting as a team to chat about how Connect enhancements, when Paul says he would use Connect more if he could have the activity running in Firefox via an add-on. Sounds like a good idea to me, and I’m already thinking of people who might want to tinker with an add-on, which… Read More

Puneet Strikes Again

The final installment in my “cool stuff from last week that I forgot to blog” series comes from our pal Puneet. He used our Google Reader OPML files (published on the About page) and his own to demonstrate three ways to view the subscriptions without a messy import into Reader or another feed reader. Behold… Read More