Daily Archives: January 18, 2007

Switching to Feedburner

I’ve created a new feed for my blog via Feedburner.

The only issue with this is that WordPress.com doesn’t let me override the default feeds that it generates. I’ve added the Feedburner information to the sidebar, and removed the links to the default feeds. If someone enters my blog URL into their feedreader, they will still get the WP.com-generated feeds – but that’s one of the trade-offs with having a blog hosted here.

There are a number of benefits to the reader, including the ability to see the number of comments or inbound Technorati links, or to email or bookmark an entry on del.icio.us. There are hopefully going to be some benefits to me too, but I’ve not used Feedburner before so I’m waiting to see how it turns out.

I realise I can’t compel anyone who has already subscribed to move over, but if you feel inclined, you can change your subscription to point at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheLostOutpost.

You can also now subscribe by email, if that’s your bag.

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Catherine Helzerman coming back

I just discovered (via Game Tomorrow) that Catherine Helzerman is on her way back to IBM.

Catherine invited me to contribute to Game Tomorrow last year, and I was surprised to subsequently learn (via James Governor) that she had gone to work for Sun. It will be good to have her back.