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22 January 2004
Filed under:Useful web resources,Weblogs at2:42 pm

Thanks to a “Bloggie award nominee”:http://www.fairvue.com/?feature=awards2004 and extremely helpful person I have managed to generate rss feeds by category for my site. Her weblog “The Girlie Matters”:http://www.thegirliematters.com/tips/ is also a great source of other ways to tune up a Moveable Type site.

What I can’t yet figure out how to do is dynamically generate the links to the XML files so they can show up on the category pages themselves or link to cute XML buttons beside each category. Until I do, just look at the URL of a category you want to monitor and edit the URL manually as follows:
“http://blog.org/archives/cat_best_of_blogorg.html”:http://blog.org/archives/cat_best_of_blogorg.html becomes
“http://blog.org/archives/best_of_blogorg.xml”:http://blog.org/archives/best_of_blogorg.xml and “http://blog.org/archives/cat_academia.html”:http://blog.org/archives/cat_academia.html becomes “http://blog.org/archives/academia.xml”:http://blog.org/archives/academia.xml

I’ve been wanting to do this for ages. In effect it turns my single blog into 47 different subject-specific blogs! (I really have to sort out a new taxonomy for my posts one of these days)

Filed under:Academia,Personal at12:53 pm

Today’s Independent runs a short interview with me as part of an article about getting a postgrad qualification (starts about 3/4 of the way down the page). It’s a little more upbeat in what it highlights than I felt I was but otherwise fine.