Sarah by Pat David

RSS Feed & Social Media

Finally getting the RSS feed working

It took a bit of digging and wrestling to get there, but a couple of nights ago I also managed to get an RSS feed working for the blog posts on the site. Honestly, I spent more time fiddling with dates in javascript than I should have.

I had to make some minor modifications this morning to accommodate where the location should be, but it should be live now.

The location is: http://pixls.us/blog/feed.xml.

Both the blog index pages and post pages contain a <link> element that point to it, so most readers should find the feed if you point it at a page. I’ll test it later, but the most important thing is the location is correct regardless of whatever hacking I do to the feed itself later.

I’ve tested the feed quickly with feedly and it appears to be working ok. If anyone else is using other feed readers and sees a problem, please let me know!

I intend to have a separate feed available for the articles and main site content when I get those ready to go (most likely at http://pixls.us/articles/feed.xml).

Social Media

I’ve also started (perhaps prematurely?) getting some social media accounts registered. If for nothing else than to keep someone else from parking the accounts.


At the moment, I’ve got a Google+ page setup for the site. I’ll try to keep updates flowing to that page as well (so if you happen to use g+, follow it!). If you already follow me on g+ then you’ll know I’m fairly active there.

Now if I could just get google to allow my vanity URL to only read +pixlus I’d be a happy camper!


Back when I first registered this domain name, I apparently had the foresight to register a Twitter handle as well. So if you want to follow the conversation there, you can find me @pixlsus. I even found a first tweet back from Dec 2011!


I’ve also created a Flickr group for users on Flickr to share photos or congregate. You can find the group here.

Really this is just a pre-emptive action to have these channels available as soon as we get going.

Moving Along

I feel like I’m gaining a little traction here. There’s a few more things I need to tidy up and make some design decisions on, but at least I have a clear vision going forward. I’ve already got an article ported over from Getting Around in GIMP on my blog to use as a test case for formatting.

As soon as I like how it’s looking, I’ll work on porting over some other articles as well. If it goes well, I may just go ahead and update/re-write some more things as well to test with. As soon as I have things in a relatively stable state I’ll also get some new material out as well!

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Pat David
I write things. I photograph things. Sometimes they meet.
I blog about various things. I write tutorials too.
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