Stack Overflow – collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers


Hello World!

Stack Overflow is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers — regardless of platform or language. It’s 100% free, no registration required.

  • I’ve thoroughly vetted Stack Overflow — the podcast, blog, team, and the question and answer main site.

  • Here is the “46th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, live from MIX09, where Joel and Jeff answer questions from the live audience.”

  • I’m giving this effort a recommendation without any reservations. They have some interesting variations on voting and reputation and a very different approach to how your un-vetted opinions affect the site. They are committed to preventing any gaming of the voting system.

User reechard – Stack Overflow.

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About siliconANGLE.com « SiliconAngle

About siliconANGLE.com « SiliconAngle.

By John Furrier, with contributors Mark Rizzn and others:

About siliconANGLE:

siliconANGLE, Inc., was established during the 2009 Great Depression to form a site offering a fresh optimistic perspective that can drive innovation and invention.

The mandate of Silicon Angle is to promote entrepreneurship, discovery, and invention to create sparks of innovation that spawns new venture creation.   The siliconANGLE group is dedicated to recognizing those ‘rock stars’ that have something interesting to say or contribute.  We place the highest value on people that promote and create innovation, jobs, wealth, peace, and better global citizenship as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society…

Old School Philosophy – Power of Quality

Back in the early days of blogging I realized that there is a powerful impact of publishing quality voices, ideas, opinion, and analysis of people creating new products, companies, and markets.  What I’ve found is that the power of publishing about quality ideas and quality people not only creates a good user experience, but also creates relationships that can create positive change – one that causes people to connect and collaborate…

Positioning of siliconANGLE – Social Science Meets Computer Science

siliconANGLE is a place where computer science meets social science.  This blog will be a open place for quality people to post content about the changes going on around the world in context to social and technology change.  siliconANGLE is a place for people who want to blog without all the hassles of being a full time blogger.  It’s a collaborative hub of peers and colleagues.  Everyone is welcome to join, comment, and share links, but only individuals that have been vetted and approved can post…

Soft Machine waves to Mark and launches celebratory fireworks 🙂

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Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasm » Blog Archive What is going on in my life? «

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I totally messed up commenting on Scobleizer today:

It’s 5:08 a.m. and I haven’t gotten much sleep, but that’s cause I’m creatively alive. Last night I hung out with a ton of smart people at David Allen’s Getting Things Done Summit and came home and just wanted to do a lot of things. Got a bunch of photos up. Uploaded a video, working on others. Even got in the mood to blog again. I know, I know, it’s been a while.robertscoble, Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasm » Blog Archive What is going on in my life? «, Mar 2009

Anyhoo, I’m sure I look like a spammer… new blog, email address, and to top it off, wasn’t part of the new scobliezer community. Doh! Anyway thanks Robert for your advice, and I can’t wait to hear what plans you have for the future. Meanwhile, I’m also enjoying blogging for the first time in awhile. I didn’t think the world needed another tech blog, but you prodded me enough to actually do something I hope will be useful. Now I’m looking forward to bothering old associates and making them talk about themselves for the benefit of my readers!

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Yahoo Pipes OPML FAIL (Google Reader)

Go to My Yahoo Pipes if you want to verify or play along: “BROKEN Fetch OPML -do aggregate …”

I went to add a simple feature on this site: a list of entries from blogs I like. Also known as a widget showing a magic RSS feed.

Enter Yahoo Pipes. Should be simple enough, except I discovered that almost every OPML parser in use is broken with regard to google reader. I have many many subscriptions, so I create a number of folders for organization. Because I use google reader as my “master” feed subscription list, I think it’s important to get these basic tools right.

I’m going to solve this step by step,  starting with a better  method for parsing the xml, to handle “nested” OPML a la google reader. Folders are empty parent items with a no URL or “type=rss”, just “text”, “title”, and children.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<opml version="1.0">
  ...
 <body>
  <outline title="arts" text="arts">
   <outline text="Civic Center" title="Civic Center" type="rss" xmlUrl= ... 

So, to summarize: FetchData & Yahoo Pipes Help are deficient, and all the OPML aggregation examples I’ve tested are broken. They use FetchData to make an item list out of body.outline, so you get a list of “folders”, instead of the actual feeds.

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