a tumblelog
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Make your feed discoverable

Time and time again I come across fantastic blogs that I want to subscribe to but can’t find a feed for. First I try putting the site into my RSS reader (Miniflux is my tool of choice) but it often can’t find anything. Then I search around the site for the little RSS icon or a link but come up blank. As a last resort I start sticking common paths on the domain and with some luck I might finally find a feed on /feed.xml or /rss/. RSS feeds aren’t dead, there isn’t a reason for it to be this hard.

Source: Make your feed discoverable, an article by James Loh.

Can you use FreeBSD for a Developer Machine in 2020?

FreeBSD is a solid choice on a server, and it’s ubiquitous in the infrastructure world, but how does it hold up as a desktop machine? As a developer workstation? I found out.

Source: Can you use FreeBSD for a Developer Machine in 2020?, an article by Jeremy Morgan.

A Measure of Darkness: Good

Near the end of the afternoon I finished A Measure of Darkness, Clay Edison Book 2, by Jonathan Kellerman and his son Jesse Kellerman. I really start to like this series.

Red Country

They burned her home.

They stole her brother and sister.

But vengeance is following.

Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

In the evening I started in Red Country, book 3 in the World of the First Law series by Joe Abercrombie.