Bloglines Test Post

By Shamus Posted Thursday Sep 7, 2006

Filed under: Notices 9 comments

Just fiddling with my feed vs. bloglines. Nothing to see here. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along.


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9 thoughts on “Bloglines Test Post

  1. Mark says:

    If this is meant to test the Bloglines hotlinking issue, I’m still seeing the blinking monstrosity. Which is strange, because before today, I don’t remember ever seeing that hotlink image before (come to think of it, I don’t think most images show up on Bloglines – perhaps for the reason you mentioned earlier).

    In any case, one simple problem with hotlink protection that always drove me nuts was that you have to have a separate entry for a URL that starts with “www” and one that doesn’t (i.e. and… Though, again, those weird image directory issues you mentioned earlier seem to indicate something a little more complex is going on…

  2. Shamus says:

    Thanks. What is annoying me now is that I can’t see what you’re seeing: Bloglines isn’t listing this post yet for me. I wonder who is caching stuff beteen me and bloglines? Arg.

  3. Mark says:

    If it’s of any use – only the last of those 3 images showed up in safari, all other images, in this and other articles in the RSS feed, aren’t loaded.

  4. Shamus says:

    Interesting. You mean the real images, or the hotlink abomination?

  5. Shamus says:

    Ah at last! Bloglines finally woke up (or whatever was wrong) and is now indexing this post.

    I see that of these three images, the third displays in Bloglines. Of course, that one has the full path so it had better work. However, if someday I went nuts and changed the directory name for this site, those images would all break, where as the other ones would work no matter where I put my blog.

    I just want things to work gracefully. ARG!

  6. Shamus says:

    Also: The hotlink demon is no longer showing up in bloglines, so I assume THAT is fixed. Broken image tags are tolerable, but my feed is useless if it’s going to blast visitors with that thing when they use it.

  7. BeckoningChasm says:

    I’m not seeing anything blinking, shedding or dancing. Oh wait, I do see people dancing. So I at least have some inkling of what’s going on. A small inkling. Very small. Call it none.

    Oh well. Back to things I understand. These pizza rolls aren’t going to eat themselves, you know.

  8. Heather says:

    It’s working, Sweetheart. Good job. :)

  9. Skeeve the Impossible says:

    Your wife is sooo shmoozy lol

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