Tiny Tiny RSS: Building my own RSS Reader

ttrssI finally setup my TinyTinyRSS server following the guidelines on LifeHacker outlined in this article.  The original plan, when Google Reader shut down, was to have my own RSS server and not be beholden to someone disappearing.

Next on the list is to find a bookmarking tool that wouldn’t go away.

While I have the basic system setup and am going for coffee now I have a few things to still look at:

The feature set – read more about them here, the Android app, the Chrome extension, and more third-party supported apps.

I haven’t set it up for auto update.  I am running the PHP update script in a terminal window for now.  I think I may simply use the client to update itself by setting it as a pinned tab, it would update every 30 minutes then.

Open up your config.php file in a text editor, and scroll down “SIMPLE_UPDATE_MODE” and change its flag from “false” to “true.” This will make TTRSS update your feeds for you every 30 minutes (by default, you can change this in the Preferences) as long as you’re logged in. Set it as a pinned tab, and you’ll never have a problem.

And I have the final sheet of items I may look at someday, depending on whether I actually switch in the next 7 days from Feedly to it.

Additional Reading

Winnie-the-Pooh welcomes Penguin to the Hundred Acre Wood this October

Coincidence or has Winnie-the-Pooh finally met Tux!

In an upcoming book celebrating the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, the Hundred Acre Wood welcomes a new character to its cast: Penguin.

pooh-penguin

Pooh meets his new pal Penguin in a story titled “Winter: in which Penguin arrives in the Forest” by Brian Sibley. (illustration © Mark Burgess, The Best Bear in All the World )

Recreate the Hack from Sneakers

https://github.com/bartobri/no-more-secrets

From Lifehacker.com

If simply popping into the command line isn’t enough to make you feel like a ‘90s hacker, GitHub user bartobri created a silly decrypting text effect pulledfrom the movie Sneakers.

Once you install the tools, you can manually run any command you want through the decryption effect. You can also just type sneakers into the Terminal for an exact reproduction of the movie scene. Silly? Sure, but we could all use a cool decryption animation in Terminal every once in a while. You’ll find install guides for a variety of different operating systems over on GitHub.

From bartobri

No More Secrets

“No More Secrets” is the name I’ve lovingly given to the infamous “decrypting text” effect seen on screen in the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. If you are unfamiliar with the effect, it can be seen at 0:35 in this youtube video.

This project provides tools to recreate this effect in your projects.