After hearing good things about FeedBurner, I set up a syndication account through them. If you're not syndicating ComputerZen, or you're not familiar with RSS and you'd like to have my nonsense delivered to you rather than you coming to me, subscribe to my FeedBurner feed. Personally, I use and highly recommend FeedDemon as a desktop RSS Reader. You can use feed:// links with most desktop aggregators. That means you can click here to subscribe instantly! FeedBurner offers me a number of useful options for managing my content and it will also include content that my regular feed will not, including daily summaries of my del.icio.us bookmarks.
So, I modified DasBlog to support FeedBurner as an optional feed. If you tell DasBlog your FeedBurner username it will automatically do a number of things:
Category-specific feeds remain untouched and will still be served locally.
In a nutshell, the point is that this requires NO ACTION ON YOUR PART as the subscriber. And that's why it's cool.
However, if you haven't subscribed, this is a great opportunity. Here's the feed:
If you want to subscribe online, you can try one of these:
You can also visit the feed here http://feeds.feedburner.com/ScottHanselman for more details and ideas on how to subscribe.
If you're a DasBlog user, this experimental feature is currently checked into the CVS HEAD on the DasBlog Project at SourceForge. It may be released in a DasBlog 1.8.1 patch along with post 1.8 bug fixes.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.