Feederator, Kindle and PDF

I’m using Feederator myself to send interesting posts to my Kindle to read it later. To do this you can simple drill into the detail view of a post. There you’ll find a social bookmarking widget, labled with “share”. In the popup select “more” and …

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Plenty of new tricks for Feederator

This weekend Feederator learned a lot of new tricks. In my opinion the coolest new thing is that Feederator adds a lot of additional data to each post. You get a website preview in the list with the feed items. In case of movie feeds …

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Capture web page screenshots headless

For a while now I have been using the Amazon cloud to render web page previews for posts in Feederator. This solution is running in Amazons new free “beginner” quota. For a low load this works quite well, but it never worked to create a …

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How to delete index on App Engine for Java

At the time of this writing there is no function to delete (unused) your datastore indexes directly with the Java tool set. But there is a way around: the python SDK has a function called vacuum_indexes. This is how your can do it, step by …

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New Features: Searching the archive

I’m trying to improve Feederator.org. Sometimes changes are rather invisible to the end user. Sometimes new features extend the use of feederator rather dramatically. I enabled such a feature today: searching the archives with full text key words. To keep your inbox clean Feederator moves …

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New Feature: Copy items to another feed

Since feederator is only a free time project, it takes time to implement all the features that I want feederator to have. I’m stealing here a bit of time, there using a gap between coming home from work and dinner. The guys over at lifehacker …

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New Layout

More and more, the current layout seemed not to be as convenient as we first thought. The layout looked like it was designed with a mobile device in mind, than running nicely on a desktop. But since it is our long term plan to bring …

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