Tag Archive: rss

Sep 08

Random Quotes

Quotes can provide inspiration or food for thought.  In this entry, I’m examining the use of open-uri and feed-normalizer to get a random quote which could be used as either a thought for the day or a “fortune” replacement.

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Aug 12

O_RLY? A Ruby/Rails implementation of snowl (Part I)


Recently Mozilla Labs released a prototype of snowl, a rss/atom/twitter feed reader. It is a firefox plugin and provides two views of messages — a “traditional” message view, as well as a “river of news“. I thought that this could be easily “redone” as a rails application. The rest of this article steps through the …

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