Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yahoo Pipes is addicting

I'm setting up my handheld as an information aggregator with skype, twitter, rss, and gmail. For rss I'm using prssr even though the project isn't active any more, because I don't figure many people are working to support WM5.0 anyways, and it has some nice featurces. So I tried to add my authenticated Highrise activity feed, and prssr just crashed. I was not happy, my highrise feed is really important for me to keep track of what is going on with my rental properties.

The Highrise feed is atom, so I thought that might be the problem. I'd never opened Yahoo pipes, but I had read a good deal about it. I opened Pipes and in less than 5 minutes I had a clean unauthenticated rss feed that works great on my handheld.

Data processing and web service integration is one of my technical delights, so the ease of converting and handling the atom feed was quite thrilling. It makes me want to make more pipes just for the sake of it; if you have something you'd like help with, just let me know.

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