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Syndicated Feeds

As there are now no more limits on watching syndicated feeds (non-LJ-blogs, with part or all of their posts read by LJ and displayed on your friends page), I thought I'd pimp the feeds I'm watching. Some night when I'm not trying to get to bed, I'll probably cull this list down and post it to syn_promo.

I'm going to try to keep this list current, as a reference linked to from my userinfo page, so edits will happen without notice.

With the change to splitting out RSS feeds on the user info page, I'm not updating this any more.

Note: If I'm using Real Life names and not LJ names, it's because I'm not positive the LJ names are public. If you want to out yourself as on LJ, fine, but don't out anyone else, please.

These are generally in alphabetical order.

aldaily. Arts and Letters Daily. A cornucopia of links to articles and essays on humanities-related topics.

alton_brown. Rants about food and other things from Alton Brown of Good Eats (now on every weeknight at 7:00, opposite Daily Show re-runs!).

andrewnorthrup. Feed for The Poor Man, a general politics-and-stuff blog (assume all feeds are for politics-and-stuff blogs unless otherwise noted). The occasional pure gem like Every Damned Weblog Post Ever and Shorter Right-Wing Punditry's Reaction to the Valerie Plame Affair: An Internal Dialogue.

apod. Astronomy Picture of the Day. But you knew that anyway.

balkinization. Best blog by a professor I took First Amendment law from.

boingboing_net. BoingBoing finds weird stuff and links to it. Lots of pictures in the entries.

bookslut. Blog of a Bookslut keeps up on publishing and book news.

bugblog. A daily look at computer bugs and fixes.

calnhobbes. It is truly a shame that there are no new Calvin and Hobbes strips. At least we have re-runs daily.

calpundit. Kevin Drum's old home, mostly abandoned for:

wash_monthly. Kevin Drum's new home.

charles_dodgson. Feed for Through the Looking Glass, a pseudonymous and very sharp blog.

crookedtimber. Group blog of mostly academics, with a trans-Atlantic flavour.

gaullimaufry. marykaykare's blog Gallimaufry (no, I didn't typo either of those names).

gizmodo. Gizmos and gadgets. I rarely click through to the posts, but the headlines keep me feeling geekishly in-touch.

gmailgems. Unofficial tips and tricks for Gmail.

googleblog. The official Google blog.

in_passing. Random overheard comments from around Berkeley.

innerbitch_rss. schulman's joint blog.

insidedog. My book log.

inter_alia. Legal research blog.

inthepipeline. Posts about drug discovery (pharmaceutical, not recreational).

invsbleadjnct. Alas, the Invisible Adjunct has given up blogging, but I keep this feed on my list in case she changes her mind and comes back.

izzlepfaff. If you enjoy this CSI spoof, you might like the rest of the blog.

jimhenleyrss. This is the everything-including-comics version of Unqualified Offering's feed.

kittenbreak. Your daily cute kitten picture.

makinglight. I forgot to send my Hugo nomination ballot in on time. The only reason I regret this is that I couldn't nominate Teresa Nielsen Hayden (tnh) for best fanwriter. Examples picked at random: Varieties of insanity known to affect authors; Pygmy mammoths!.

newscientrss. Science headlines.

makinglight. Feed for Electrolite, Patrick Nielsen Hayden's (pnh) blog. To plagiarize myself, more politics, less whimsy, but just as sharp.

niqabiparalegal. Infrequently-updated thoughts on legal issues affecting U.S. Muslims.

noreascon4. Keep up on news about Noreascon 4, a.k.a. the 2004 Worldcon.

ny_times_books. Now I don't forget to check out the book reviews on weekends.

officialgaiman. Neil Gaiman's blog, but you knew that, too.

onion_leo. Even though I have this feed, I still sometimes forget to check the Onion weekly.

outofambit. Diane Duane's blog. Occasional teasers for works in progress.

perverse_access. Ginger Stampley's new(ish) blog.

preachermanfeed. Essays by a Real Live Preacher.

riba_rambles. cheshyre's blog. Thoughtfully includes lj-cut tags for syndication purposes.

scalzifeed. Feed for Whatever.

aolscalzi. Feed for the AOL blog of John Scalzi, author of Whatever.

scotusblog. Links to news and briefs about U.S. Supreme Court litigation, and occasional oral argument reports.

seventhings. Reviews from Steve of:

snarkout. Mini-essays filled to the brim with interesting links.

shih_blog. John S. Novak III's blog.

slacktivist. Fred Clark's blog came to my attention because of his brilliant page-by-page dissection of Left Behind, but there's much else of interest here.

slatemagazine. Because Slate updates irregularly throughout the day.

snopes_dot_com. Additions to the Urban Legends Reference Pages at snopes.com.

talkngptsmemo. Josh Marshall's blog (I'd say "but you knew that," except that he appears to be a much bigger fish in greater-blogdom than in the LJ pond).

uncertprinciple. orzelc's blog on physics, politics, and pop culture. A former "Blog of Note" on Blogger's front page.

unmistak_marks. Mike Kozlowski's blog.

wenspencer. Blog of SF author Wen Spencer about writing and works-in-progress.

And a meta feed: new_rss_feed. New feeds on LJ.


Oh, cool!

I didn't know the requirement had been removed. Now I can add your book log and a few others I couldn't afford to before.

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It's possible to change how many posts display per page for Recent and Friends pages, separately, under both S1 and S2. I think it may be a free/pay difference. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong; am in hurry.) Plus, one can filter flist output by group, or display only individual accounts; for the latter, append ?show=P to your usual flist URL.

Re: In Passing, how strange, yet logical. Thanks, kate_nepveu--I hadn't even heard of it.

It's available to all in S1: FAQ.

In S2 it depends on style; for reasons that baffle me, it's not available in all S2 styles: FAQ.

This is why I have groups set up: people; LJ communities; LiveJournal news and discussion; and RSS feeds. I read each group separately.

(I was not, actually, lying to you.)

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The sole definition in the WSFS Constitution is: "3.3.12: Best Fan Writer. Any person whose writing has appeared in semiprozines or fanzines or in generally available electronic media during the previous calendar year."

Dave Langford routinely wins for _Ansible_, and he's published pro fiction.

All the same, I don't think Gaiman or MacLeod would be likely to be nominated as contrary to the spirit of the thing, but that's just a gut instinct.

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Some are infrequently updated; some are just "glance at headline and move on." And I only follow comments on a few, so it's not like on the people section where I scroll back down and look for new comments.

It looks like a lot, I know, but this is 95% of my non-LJ blog reading.

My favorite is pepysdiary, which posts one entry from Pepys' Diary a day, tied to the actual calendar day. (Today is April 26, 1661.). The Website being syndicated has its own user community that is slowly building up annotations.

I've occasionally looked at it, but the backstory seemed daunting. => Maybe I'll give it another try.


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