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On the new Wikipedia theme - January 19th, 2023

Well, we all knew it was coming. Wikipedia has changed its default skin. Here's my most surprising take of the year: I don't think it's that bad. I know I'm always out moaning whenever something like this changes, but I don't think this change is completely awful. I do have a couple of things to moan about, though.

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Atom vs. RSS - November 9th, 2022

Atom is the superior XML standard for syndication on the Internet. Atom is very well thought-out, offering all of the common features of RSS while improving on versatility and extensibility. Conversely, many of the most important features of RSS appear to have been duct-taped to the specification as an afterthought. When starting a new feed today, there is no reason to choose RSS over Atom.

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Bringing Back a Useful Browser Feature With a Bookmarklet - September 22nd, 2022

The developers of our favorite Web browsers have an annoying habit of removing useful features while continuing to add countless features that people don't need or want. One example of this is the removal of support for handling <link rel="alternate"> for RSS and Atom feeds in Firefox and Chromium. Today, we're using a bookmarklet to put a list of available feeds at your fingertips.

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