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http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

is an RSS feed of this blog. It's quite handy to use it in an RSS
handling client such a Thunderbird or Firefox.

This morning there is new article. (Access Demos from the PDC)
Thunderbird alerted me to this by bolding the group.
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Lyle Fairfield
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Lyle Fairfield wrote:
http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

is an RSS feed of this blog. It's quite handy to use it in an RSS
handling client such a Thunderbird or Firefox.

This morning there is new article. (Access Demos from the PDC)
Thunderbird alerted me to this by bolding the group.


Nice one.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Trevor Best <no****@localhost.invalid> wrote in
news:43*********************@news.zen.co.uk:
Lyle Fairfield wrote:
http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

is an RSS feed of this blog. It's quite handy to use it in an RSS
handling client such a Thunderbird or Firefox.

This morning there is new article. (Access Demos from the PDC)
Thunderbird alerted me to this by bolding the group.


Nice one.


I do not understand the concept of monitoring your RSS feeds with
programs locally. By its very nature, RSS seems to me to be a
natural web-based application, and that's why I use Bloglines.com to
monitor all my feeds.

I really don't care about having notification of the latest updates
when they come through. I've never understood how anyone can get any
work done with notifiers like that running all the time (the default
Outlook "you've got maile" popup always puzzled me as to what the
hell the programmers were thinking when they implemented *that*; I
do note that Microsoft has figured this out and replaced it with
system tray popups, which I'd turn off, too, if I had Office 2K3;
but I digress).

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David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #3

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rkc
David W. Fenton wrote:
Trevor Best <no****@localhost.invalid> wrote in
news:43*********************@news.zen.co.uk:

Lyle Fairfield wrote:
http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

is an RSS feed of this blog. It's quite handy to use it in an RSS
handling client such a Thunderbird or Firefox.

This morning there is new article. (Access Demos from the PDC)
Thunderbird alerted me to this by bolding the group.
Nice one.

I do not understand the concept of monitoring your RSS feeds with
programs locally. By its very nature, RSS seems to me to be a
natural web-based application, and that's why I use Bloglines.com to
monitor all my feeds.


What's to understand. You open your news reader and it's there.
If you feel like reading you can. If you don't give a crap at that
moment, you ignore it.
I really don't care about having notification of the latest updates
when they come through. I've never understood how anyone can get any
work done with notifiers like that running all the time


<snip>

You find a little bold text that annoying?

Nov 13 '05 #4

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Lyle Fairfield wrote:
http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx

is an RSS feed of this blog. It's quite handy to use it in an RSS
handling client such a Thunderbird or Firefox.

This morning there is new article. (Access Demos from the PDC)
Thunderbird alerted me to this by bolding the group.
--
Lyle Fairfield


It's going to take me a while to get through those PDC demos. Part 1
of user interface was an hour and 25 minutes. The time was well spent
though. Also, Lyle, how do you feel about a previous blog entry that
states that ADP is basically unchanged from A2K3 to A12? BTW, I was
able to view the blogs with a freeware program called RssReader but
didn't know what to use to get Mozilla Firefox to read RSS properly.
Any hints? I've got Thunderbird also but didn't try to read RSS from
there.

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #5

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ji********@compumarc.com wrote:
BTW, I was
able to view the blogs with a freeware program called RssReader but
didn't know what to use to get Mozilla Firefox to read RSS properly.
Any hints? I've got Thunderbird also but didn't try to read RSS from
there.

James A. Fortune


I should add that I also downloaded the WizzRSS Firefox extension which
allowed me to view the stock news feeds in RSS but I was still unable
to read the blog feed supplied by Lyle within Firefox.

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #6

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ji********@compumarc.com wrote in news:1131676705.170002.211660
@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
It's going to take me a while to get through those PDC demos. Part 1
of user interface was an hour and 25 minutes. The time was well spent
though. Also, Lyle, how do you feel about a previous blog entry that
states that ADP is basically unchanged from A2K3 to A12?
I'm feeling like I'm from Missouri.
BTW, I was
able to view the blogs with a freeware program called RssReader but
didn't know what to use to get Mozilla Firefox to read RSS properly.
Any hints?


Firefox
Bookmarks
Manage Bookmarks
File
New Live Bookmark
Name (whatever)
Feed - http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx
OK

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Lyle Fairfield
Nov 13 '05 #7

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<ji********@compumarc.com> wrote
Also, Lyle, how do you feel about a previous blog
entry that states that ADP is basically unchanged from
A2K3 to A12?


I'll add my personal opinion: My definite impression is that their interest
in ADPs is minimal and that this is based on customer feedback.

Larry
Nov 13 '05 #8

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ji********@compumarc.com wrote:
ji********@compumarc.com wrote:
BTW, I was
able to view the blogs with a freeware program called RssReader but
didn't know what to use to get Mozilla Firefox to read RSS properly.
Any hints? I've got Thunderbird also but didn't try to read RSS from
there.

James A. Fortune

I should add that I also downloaded the WizzRSS Firefox extension which
allowed me to view the stock news feeds in RSS but I was still unable
to read the blog feed supplied by Lyle within Firefox.


Double click the message, select
View -> Message Body as -> Original HTML
Nov 13 '05 #9

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Larry Linson wrote:
<ji********@compumarc.com> wrote
> Also, Lyle, how do you feel about a previous blog
> entry that states that ADP is basically unchanged from
> A2K3 to A12?


I'll add my personal opinion: My definite impression is that their interest
in ADPs is minimal and that this is based on customer feedback.


So they didn't listen to Aaron then? :-)
Nov 13 '05 #10

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Lyle Fairfield wrote:
Firefox
Bookmarks
Manage Bookmarks
File
New Live Bookmark
Name (whatever)
Feed - http://blogs.msdn.com/access/rss.aspx
OK

--
Lyle Fairfield


Thanks Lyle. That worked perfectly.

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #11

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rkc <rk*@rochester.yabba.dabba.do.rr.bomb> wrote in
news:nz*******************@twister.nyroc.rr.com:
David W. Fenton wrote:

I really don't care about having notification of the latest
updates when they come through. I've never understood how anyone
can get any work done with notifiers like that running all the
time


<snip>

You find a little bold text that annoying?


It distracts attention away from my current task, and such
distractions always have the potential to break concentration.

I don't want those kinds of interruptions, and think that apps that
intrude on the user that way (even unobtrusively) are very
user-unfriendly. Most of the information is useless (such as most AV
software notices) and should simply not be set up by defaul to
notify the user in the first place. A system tray icon that changes
appearance is sufficient to notify you that there are notices of
some sort waiting -- there's no need to actually display them.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #12

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David W. Fenton wrote:
I do not understand the concept of monitoring your RSS feeds with
programs locally. By its very nature, RSS seems to me to be a
natural web-based application, and that's why I use Bloglines.com to
monitor all my feeds.
I currently use both a desktop app and a web-based app. Bloglines is
great - since I surf from many machines, I want the flexibility of a web
based RSS reader. Plus Bloglines is "always on" whereas desktop apps, if
you don't run them, will miss out on transient RSS articles.

However, this desktop app, GreatNews:

http://www.curiostudio.com/

is quite good - it seems to have some RPC / API to Bloglines so it
synchs against Bloglines.

Further, although there is an install program, GreatNews seems to be
portable enough so that you can run it on other PCs with GreatNews on a
USB Flash stick or offline.

I really don't care about having notification of the latest updates
when they come through. I've never understood how anyone can get any
work done with notifiers like that running all the time (the default
Outlook "you've got maile" popup always puzzled me as to what the
hell the programmers were thinking when they implemented *that*; I
do note that Microsoft has figured this out and replaced it with
system tray popups, which I'd turn off, too, if I had Office 2K3;
but I digress).


With hundreds of RSS incoming, I also don't care for popups. But then
GreatNews does not pop up incessantly or GreatNew does not have to be on
all the time.

HTH
Ananda
Nov 13 '05 #13

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