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Comments, RSS keep TR bloggers in touch

By Beth Blakely ·
TECHREPUBLIC BLOG ROUNDUP NEWSLETTER for August 10, 2005

COMMENTS, RSS KEEP TR BLOGGERS IN TOUCH

APOTHEON has been writing blog entries in a series format covering
topics like OSes and Windows to Linux migration. He has invited any TR
member who has something they'd specifically like to see in a future
installment, to submit a comment to his blog.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=173898&messageID=1822600&id=3923716

He's sure to receive the feedback now that we've added a new feature to
TR blogging: e-mail alerts for comments. It's fairly self
explanatory--people make comments, you get an e-mail--but if you want
more information about how this feature works, check out my blog entry
on the subject.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=176570&messageID=1823315&id=2767530

Apotheon has also volunteered to contact interested members as new
series installments are posted. While it's wonderful to see Apotheon
doing such wonderful work in the TR community, it makes me want to
shout about all the ways you can track postings on the TR blogs you
really care about.

There are a couple of great ways to ensure that you never miss a post
to Apotheon's blog. First, you can add him to your list of Contacts.
That allows you to see his blog entries in the Blog Posts from my
Contacts pane on the main Blogs page. To add a member to your list of
Contacts, simply click on the member's profile, and then click the Add
to my Contacts link.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5258-6257-0.html

Secondly, you can use his RSS feed. Every TR blog has an RSS feed. You
can find the link in the Blog Archive box on the right hand side of any
member's blog page. You can use virtually any RSS feed reader. There
are quite a few available on CNET's Download.com.
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?qt=RSS+reader

Once you've downloaded a reader, simply add the RSS feed from any
member's blog page to it and you'll never miss a post.

Do you use RSS feeds to keep up with your favorite TR bloggers? If not,
why not? Share your thoughts on RSS in this discussion.

Miss an issue? You can view the Blog Roundup archive here.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5260-1-0.html?query=blog%20roundup%20newsletter

Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Use this link to
automatically subscribe to the Blog Roundup Newsletter and have it
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THIS WEEK'S BLOG ROUNDUP HIGHLIGHTS

Has KZDROJEWSKI received one of the top ten signs that it's time to get
a new job? Here's a hint: His post is titled, "Outsourcing!"
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=178994&messageID=1822533&id=2138184

BERADIO took the time to blog about one of his biggest problems: his
boss. Can you relate?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=179085&messageID=1823801&id=3018542

BLOOMED invites you to follow her through her new position as webmaster
for a small southern university. Find out about all the joys she's
encountered during, "Week 1."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=179033&messageID=1823037&id=4084943

TR member JOSHA is CONVERTING TO LINUX. Find out the reasons his
company has chosen to do so in his maiden blog post.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=178855&messageID=1820950&id=4030052

TR Contributor RAMON PADILLA has started his Government Technology
blog. He has promised to focus on the "hows and whys of technology and
how best to manage it in the organization." Tune in to read his first
post.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=178820&messageID=1823745&id=2235984

BBLGOOSE has published a batch file he wrote for Mailsweeper servers in
his post, "Batch Files: Comparing a file to a backup copy before
overwriting it."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=179007&messageID=1822741&id=4141288

DCARPENTER has started a blog about his work with the IBM i-Series. "I
write new applications, maintain old ones, and modify HTE applications
as needed," he said in his first post.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=179077&messageID=1823494&id=3857894

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BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: HUTCHTECH

Want to read a delightfully tech-centric blog with a great voice? Try
THE HUTCH TECH BLOG - KEEPING TECH FROM STEALING YOUR PANTS DAILY.
HUTCHTECH is an IT Consultant from Olympia, WA. He's one of the
community team's favorite people because he's usually talking about
something we need to know, or something that's just plain cool. For
example, he recently posted about free widgets from Konfabulator.

* THE HUTCH TECH BLOG - KEEPING TECH FROM STEALING YOUR PANTS DAILY
http://techrepublic.com.com/5247-6257-0.html?id=2899447

* Konfabulator
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=176583&messageID=1817223&id=2899447

He blogs regularly and even tags his posts! He's offered answers in the
Technical Q & A, and has even posted to a discussion. Great job, Hutch.
You make TR a better community.

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JUST FOR FUN

CNET (TechRepublic's parent company) is getting the silent treatment
from Google. THE TRIVIA GEEK gives you the details, including how we TR
insiders are handling the news, in his post, "Google blacklists the TR
mothership."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=173893&messageID=1824122&id=1383826

Coffee lover MATTHEW MORAN has updated us on his talks with Mr. Coffee.
He's made some suggestions for improving their products. Find out their
reaction in his post, "Coffee Talk Part 3: Where Do We Go From Here?"
http://techrepublic.com.com/5254-6257-0.html?forumID=99&threadID=176964&messageID=1825384&id=2722503

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FEEDBACK: ARE YOU USING RSS FEEDS FOR TR BLOGS?

Do you use RSS feeds to keep up with your favorite TR bloggers? If not,
why not? Share your thoughts on RSS in this discussion.

If you've got suggestions or comments about the Blog Roundup, send me
an e-mail. (Please use "Blog Roundup" as the subject.) If you're
recommending a blog for the next newsletter, please include
a link to the member's blog and a sentence or two about
why you found it helpful.
mailto:beth.blakely@techrepublic.com

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