💬 Replied to: From Following Posts and Blogrolls (Following Pages) with OPML to Microsub Servers and Readers

“Continuing to extend the pathway from easily following websites to having them in your social reader.”


Thanks for consolidating this in one place, Chris. I caught snippets of the series and conversation between you and Ton in my Reader, but didn’t go back to search out everything. Now I have a concise place to go to when I have some time to read everything 😃

For my own part, my Links page is powered by the old WordPress Links Manager. I had no idea that had an OPML import function – that would have saved me hours of manual entry! I also didn’t know it could generate an OPML file for import elsewhere. “Today I Learned.”

In the last couple of weeks I’ve thought about creating a special page on my site to aggregate all of my Bookmark-type posts into one place. Similarly, I could create a custom “Kind” for Following, and aggregate those in a single place. Neither option would have their own automatic OPML file, but using a Kind does allow for a specific Feed for each type. It would allow for the full range of post meta to be added to each type too. The Post Kinds plug-in generates archives for each Kind, but I’m thinking a custom page would allow me to play with the presentation a bit more.

It’s something for me to experiment with at the least!

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I’m using Granary for my Twitter feed too. I think I briefly tried the Instagram integration, but didn’t really dig into it. I’ll take another look tomorrow morning 👍

💬 Replied to: What the crowd made of Apple's $1000 monitor stand

“What the crowd made of Apple’s $1000 monitor stand,Apple announced the long-awaited modular Mac Pro yesterday. It’s expensive, starting at $5000, but the faithful wanted some truly pro equipment and they got it. Even the 6k monitor to go with…”

Boing Boing

I thought I heard a gasp/incredulous laugh from the crowd when the monitor stand price was revealed… I’m glad I’m not the only one who picked up on it! As good as the monitor might be, having the monitor stand cost a grand – or even the $200 for a freaking VESA mount adapter – is probably going to transform it into a meme.

💬 Replied to: Christina "I Am Sadly not at WWDC" Warren on Twitter

““I’m sure devs will complain but as a user, I’m glad to see this. https://t.co/IZYBcGVDPV””


Yeah, I’m OK with this too.

One thing that seems to be getting glossed over in the linked thread – it’s only mandatory to include the option, if the app offers other third-party logins. If you have your own login system then you do not have to add anything. That… seems reasonable?