Posts Tagged ‘rss’

New Heise Feeds

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Even after  Heise updated its CMS it doesn’t deliver Atom Feeds with an abstract. I hope they’ll at least produce well formed XML… As I think the abstracts, which can be found on the main page or the mobile version, are quite handy, I wrote a parser which will generate an Atom feed with the teaser (and not the first paragraph of the article) built in. I couldn’t use MakeMyRSS not just because it prints an ad every month or so, but because I had the requirement to link to the print URLs instead of the web URLs (I don’t have that requirement anymore). But since MakeMyRSS is not free, I liked to have my own solution anyway :-) Plus, it’s not written in Bash ;-)

You can find the Atom feed at http://muelli.cryptobitch.de/rss/heise-atom.xml or the parser here. But you’d be better off cloning the repository (hg clone http://hg.cryptobitch.de/geRSSicht/) because you can send me patches more easily ;-)

You’ll also find a parser for the adminstrative court of Hamburg and for Telepolis. All the news are in German though, but at least the Heise feed should be easily portable for The H

Universal Parcel Tracking with BoxOh.com

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Again, this is a quick reminder for myself and I want to share it with you.

There is an interesting webservice which tracks nearly all your (read: mine) parcels. It also offers an RSS feed and maps :)

The service is available under http://boxoh.com/