RSS: The Fixening?

Bold (RSS) readers:

Are things improved? For Feedly users, all should be well going forward, if not, I need to know!

Also, any other RSS users out there having issues? I need to know the service/company name so we can narrow our search, but all things should be humming smoothly.

On that note, open thread.

I’m stuck in tax and estate things all day instead of being on my fishing getaway because when the lake’s 30 feet too full there’s not much fishing gonna happen and I might as well be productive.


So that’s it for me today, most likely. I find that if I give myself a break from some of these admin/paperwork/detail tasks, that break can often expand and when I return, I find something to obsess over and so leave tasks undone.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I have no idea what RSS even is, so my question may or may not be related, but: is the Quick Links feature disabled? I was expecting a drop-down menu or similar, but don’t get anything. Am on iPhone/Safari if that matters. Thanks, Alain.

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    Apparently Rosenstein issued an addendum to Mueller’s original charge that was confidential to avoid tipping off potential targets. It was produced in court yesterday in response to Manafort’s claim that Mueller was exceeding his charge. Huh. It’s been nice knowing you, Rod. (I’d link, but FYWP is being a butthead. It’s on CNN)

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    I’m stuck in tax and estate things all day instead of being on my fishing getaway because when the lake’s 30 feet too full there’s not much fishing gonna happen and I might as well be productive.

    Well that sucks, but maybe you should rethink it. A bad day fishing is better than a good day at anything else, or so the saying goes.

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    What a lovely view. RSS is working for me on IFFTT, as I was notified of this post.

    @SiubhanDuinne: RSS is a publishing specification standard for Real Simple Syndication. It allows any site to set up a stream of its contents that can be agglomerated by an RSS reader into a feed. Many people use it to collect their news into a single place.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Major Major Major Major: RSS is for Olds. Welcome to the club.

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    Barney says:

    I’m a Feedly RSS user, and this post turned up in a timely fashion, while many a few days ago were indeed delayed by a day or so (which only affected Balloon Juice, I think, but I could be wrong about that).

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: I’m planning on going next week, right after meeting with the estate attorney. Of course it will rain or there will be some issue that demands my attention, but I’m going to try my damnedest! It’s not so much fishing as it is catching some trout that I can take home to do delicious things with, so that makes it a one or two-night trip, since I want to be in the woods and mountains.

    At this point in my life, I don’t fish if I can’t eat it – I just can’t morally accept hurting a creature for my enjoyment. They do feel pain and it is cruel to catch and release just for fun. I understand conservation and that folks like to fish all kinds of water they’d never eat from, but I’m a (renewed since my mom died) koi owner. I’ve literally given a koi mouth to mouth – once you’ve cried over a large dead fish you loved dearly a few times, it changes you.

    Ok, closing browser before I go down rabbit hole. See ya!

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    @Gin & Tonic: I’m 32, so I’m gay dead and as a web developer I’m on the cusp of being an Ancient One. However, for an RSS user I think I’m pretty young.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Alain the site fixer:

    It’s not so much fishing as it is catching some trout that I can take home to do delicious things with,

    I wish we had wild trout here (we do in very limited locations with very strict rules and regs) as the flesh of hatchery trout is just not the same. They are proof of the old adage that you are what you eat. The hatchery fish have pale white flesh that is kind of mushy when cooked, not at all like the firm pink of wild trout feasting on freshwater shrimp.


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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    However, for an RSS user I think I’m pretty young.

    I think that was my poorly stated point. The fact that you know what RSS is, let alone actually use it, automatically makes you Old.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Mrs G&T, who can knit a Slavic conspiracy theory with the best of them, suspects that Manafort filed this motion in order to force Mueller to release that authorization and thus try to force Trump’s hand to dump Rosenstein.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Not sure how exposing an investigation that took resources away from investigating trump would force trump to fire Rosenstein. I would think trump would be delighted by this turn of events.

    “SEEE??? He was crooked when I hired him but I had no way of knowing that and besides he was in bed with Ukrainians, not Russians and weren’t Ukrainians making donations to the Clinton Foundation? This just proves Manafort was a plant that Crooked Hillary tried to insert in my campaign but I was too smart for that and fired him.”

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    I use Newsblur and I’ve never had any problems with your feed. Always functioned very smoothly.

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    b1narys3rf says:

    I am still seeing the random issue where some posts on mobile appear with no comments and not even the option to comment. The font on those are different.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: You’re good at this. Don’t you have some Eastern European blood too?

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    HinTN says:

    Thirty feet too full looks pretty damn nice.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @b1narys3rf: mobile site on phone? Not showing comments is weird. What browser, OS, and what ad blocking or privacy stuff are you running? Please use contact form to reply as I can’t fix today, hopefully tomorrow.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    Oh and to the person who reported Quick Links not working on the mobile site, please do the same. It works fine for me. It’s just a header on the mobile site so you see the contents only slightly indented. I tested a few links and they opened fine.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Auntie Beak: that’s what I expect to hear! Our host uses clever anti-bad guy approaches that was triggered by Feedly’s approach and so now it should be permanently fixed. I suspect there’s one or more others that use the same approach so I expect there to be a few lurking RSS issues but now I know what to ask and what to then do.

    Ok back to taxes. TurboTax, take me away…

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    WaterGirl says:

    RSS is currently working for me! Feedly + Leaf as my reader. thanks!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Barney: Balloon Juice was the only feed that was affected for me, also.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Is that kind of like the last fuckable day for a woman?

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: yes I miss Colorado so very much. Most of the trout I took (a few per week) were from “wild” populations. Some truly wild but most just longer term escapees that had a year or two to feast on tiny pink crustaceans and bugs. And man, those crawdads. 😋 😋 😋

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    Ed says:

    On Feedly. I replaced my feed a while ago and everything is good.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    Chiming in – Feedly is working fine for me. I didn’t have to change anything that I’m aware of.

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