I installed the 60 day preview of Office 2007 a couple days ago to try out some of the blogging / RSS features it included. Publishing from Word 2007 to a blog via the MetaWeblog API? Works pretty well (but seriously, Word to create a blog post?). Outlook 2007 to read feeds? I wouldn’t recommend it. First, I exported all 251 of the feeds I subscribe to using Bloglines as an OPML file and then imported those into Outlook, that part worked great… reading posts worked great. Now because I’m just testing I want to delete all these. I start looking for the ‘manage your subscriptions’ button / option. None exist. I try the multi-select using CTRL-CLICK. No luck. So I have to hand delete 251 feeds. But wait, it gets better. Some of the feeds I apparently don’t have permission to delete (view image) even though I created the subscription! I’m sure it’s a bug (since the documentation says you can use CTRL-CLICK to delete), but it sure would be nice to be able to have a full view / window that gives you the ability to manage all your feeds in one place.
- State of the API address
Six important things about blog API’s: date handling, encoding, formatting, tags, publishing status, full blog feature support.
(categories: blogging blogs api xmlrpc app atom atom_publishing_protocol bloggerapi movabletypeapi )
- The Great String versus Numeric URL Key Shootout
DHH says to do away with string URL keys because they change too, which is true but that’s not the point. It’s that string URL keys enable exploration and help explain the IA of a site.
(categories: url uri restian dhh design information )
- ‘IM starving’ – The Boston Globe
Order your food via IM.
(categories: boston im instantmessaging ecommerce )