Posts in Category "Weblog"

Atom Feed Added

Just a quick heads up. I have added an ATOM feed for the weblog. You can view it here.

You can find more information on ATOM here.

Spam Attacks? Here is my blacklist

I noticed that a lot of weblogs in the community are getting spammed today. I went through the same attack about a week ago (1200 spams in 24 hours). I use MT-Blacklist to protect against spam and it works pretty well.

So, in order to help everyone getting spammed today, I am publishing my weblog’s black list. If you are using MT Blacklist, you can add them to your system in the MT Blacklist admin.

This list will automatically be updated as I add new URLs to it. Also, it is possible that there are some false positives in the list. If so, just let me know about them, and I will check them out.

One note, the current version of MT Blacklist does not work with the latest version of Movable Type (2.66). A new version of MT Blacklist should be out soon that fixes the issues.

Ping MXNA via PHP

Robert Hall has put together a PHP script that will allow you to ping the Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA) when your site / weblog has new content. By doing this, you content will get added to the aggregator immediately.

If you are using PHP and not using MovableType (which has support for pings built in), this could be very useful.

You can find more info on pinging MXNA here.

You can find more info on Robert’s PHP ping script here.

MXNA Update : Feed Filters

We have made some updates to the Macromedia XML News Aggregator. We have implemented a number of feed filters, which should hopefully make the categories more on-topic, and ensure that websites and feeds that span categories, have their individual posts show up in the appropriate category.

Over the coming weeks, you may notice that all of your posts don’t show up, or they show up in different categories (depending on what you post about). If something seems to end up in the wrong place, then please let us know about it.

We have added an item to the FAQ with some more information.

You can view the Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA) here.

Macromedia XML / RSS News Aggregator (MXNA)

As some of you have noticed, we have launched an XML / RSS news aggregator. The site aggregates RSS and other feeds from sites which might be useful / interesting to developers and designers who use Macromedia products.

We have created a comprehensive FAQ which has information on the aggregator, how to integrate your feed / weblog with MXNA, and how the elements of the aggregator work.

Some of the features of MXNA include:

  • Ability to Search all archived items.
  • View posted dates in your local time.
  • Easily email items to friends.
  • Quickly view and find similar sites on Google.
  • Complete support for the Blogger Ping API.
  • Record Paging.
  • Ability to filter feeds.
  • Ability to filter non RSS / XML feeds.
  • Currently over 140 feeds.
  • and more…

Note, when linking to the aggregator, please use this URL:

http://www.macromedia.com/go/weblogs

(you can also find a button to add to your site here).

You can view a comprehensive FAQ about the aggregator here.

The aggregator is based on Geoff Bowers’ awesome fullasgoog code. The base code is available on the Macromedia DevNet Resource Kit (DRK) volume 3.

If you have any suggestions for the aggregator, such as new features or feeds, please send them to mxna@macromedia.com.

Repost : New Macromedia DevNet RSS Feed

We have launched a new Macromedia DevNet Center RSS feed. We still have the old feed, but it should be considered deprecated. If you are using the old feed you should switch over to the new RSS feed.

The new feed is an RSS 1.0 feed, and has a lot more information than the old feed.

You can view the feed here:
http://www.macromedia.com/go/devnet_rss

You can find more information on the feeds here.

Btw, if you are curious, we use the RSSify application which will be available on DRK 3 to create the feed.

New Macromedia DevNet RSS Feed

We have launched a new Macromedia DevNet Center RSS feed. We still have the old feed, but it should be considered deprecated. If you are using the old feed you should switch over to the new RSS feed.

The new feed is an RSS 1.0 feed, and has a lot more information than the old feed.

You can view the feed here:
http://www.macromedia.com/go/devnet_rss

You can find more information on the feeds here.

Btw, if you are curious, we use the RSSify application which will be available on DRK 3 to create the feed.

FlogSpot

Josh and Daniel Dura have released a sneak peak of their super RSS Aggregator app in the making. It is named FlogSpot, and currently has two main features. First, it is a great Flash weblog aggregator, on par with Flog and Full as Goog. Second, and the thing that really sets it apart, is that it is also a forum auto populated from the various RSS feeds. Pretty sweet.

They have hinted at some more features, but it is already pretty useful as is.

You can view the site here.

You can view the forums here.

My request? If someone posts a comment to the FlogSpot forum in response to one of my articles, use the weblog xml-rpc api to submit the comment to my site (or at a minimum do a track back ping).

New Macromedia Weblog : Mike Williams : Flash Product Manager

Mike Williams, the Flash product manager for Macromedia, has set up his own weblog. He is aiming to use it to initiate discussion on Flash and its future.

You can view his weblog at:

http://www.macromedia.com/go/blogs_mwilliams

Mike is in charge of driving the development and progress of Flash MX. He is THE man to speak to about Flash and the direction you would like it to move toward in the future.

Expect lots of good things from the weblog.

Welcome to the new home of mesh on mx

As you can see, my weblog has a new server, url, and most noticeably, a new look. Thanks to Josh Dura who put together this kick ass design for my site.

When linking to the main page of this site, please use this URL:

http://www.macromedia.com/go/blog_mchambers

The domain name will probably change soon, and that URL will always redirect to the current site.

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