However, the site doesn’t seem to have per-category RSS feeds. (That, or I’m just too lazy to find them.) I’d like to read about things to do, but the main content of the blog — wireless technology — is something that I have a real hard time getting in to. This struck me as a fine opportunity to give Y!Pipes a go.
Man was it easy. Enter the URL in to a box that sounds like it will pull the data down and up pops a debugger to tell me what it’s found. There’s a handily-named “filter” box that will do what you expect. Drag the little bits from one box to the next — the “what does the pipe produce now” debugging output always current — and you’re done.
I usually can’t say enough snarky things about my former employer, but I have to give them credit here. Pipes really is cool, very well implemented and stunningly easy to use. This is easily the most well-executed Web 2.0 “version one” that I’ve ever used. Kudos, Yahoo.