Posts in category 'technology'

  • DIY eReader News with RSS

    Did you know Calibre can turn an RSS feed into an eBook? I didnt! It turns out Calibre, tt-rss, and Wallabag make it possible to roll your own news that you can read right on your eReader! #selfhosting #indieweb #technology

    I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll mention it again: I’m a big fan of RSS. For the uninitiated, RSS is a way to subscribe to a feed of content from a website and consume it in a reader or other tool of your choice. And despite claims that it’s dying out, I still manage to have more content in my feed reader than I possibly have time to consume.

    For a long time I used Feedly as my RSS reader of choice. But back in October I decided to switch to tt-rss, a self-hosted RSS feed reading service that works on both browsers and through a mobile app. Then, in a fit of boredom, I used some self-hosted home automation tools to incorporate email newsletters into my feed. Meanwhile, I also decided to stand up an instance of Wallabag, a self-hosted website bookmarking service.

    But I ran across a problem: with all this content at my fingertips, I started to fall behind, particularly on all those long-form articles and newsletters I want to read.

    And then I discovered Calibre’s news scraping features and a solution presented itself!

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  • I Love Wifi

    The number of unprotected WAPs never ceases to amaze me. Here I am, blogging from a diner in North Vancouver on someone’s unprotected AP (yes, I know, questionable behaviour), and, frankly, loving it! If this keeps up, ‘net access will be ubiquitous in no time!