What is RSS?

RSS is a way of being notified when new postings or pages are available on web sites. If you use a good browser, RSS is very easy to use, and it can make your web browsing experience a lot easier and more useful. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a way for you to keep updated on changes to the web sites you visit, without having to keep going back to them.

If you use Safari or Firefox, you’ll notice a special icon in the upper right (as I write this) of your browser’s URL bar. In Firefox, it’s an orange broadcast icon, and in Safari it’s a big, blue box that reads “RSS”. In each case, you can click on that icon and receive a list of recently-created and recently-modified pages on Negative Space.

If you “subscribe” to an RSS feed, your browser will let you know when new entries show up. Safari is very good at this, showing you a count of all new entries in your bookmark bar. Firefox creates an RSS menu (a “Live Bookmark”) that lists everything in the feed. In Safari, subscribing to an RSS feed is as easy as bookmarking the RSS list just as you would any other web page.

There are also dedicated RSS readers that you can use to subscribe to RSS feeds, such as Vienna.

While the recent pages feed is advertised on every Negative Space page, more feeds are available on the Negative Space home page. There‘s a hot links page for recent interesting links that I’ve added to the site, a hot quotes page for recent interesting quotes I’ve added to the quote database, a latest news feed for recent site-wide notices, and a tags feed for newly-added keywords.

Recently Modified Pages on Negative Space
Updates on Negative Space
Recent late-night restaurants
New and updated after midnight restaurants from DiningAfterMidnight.com. San Diego.
Recently Added Links on Negative Space
New links for pages on Negative Space
Recently Added Quotes on Negative Space
New quotes for pages on Negative Space
Recent news from Negative Space
Notes scattered about the Negative Space web site.
Keyword Pages on Negative Space
Keyword-filtered page lists for Negative Space
Recent news from Jerry Stratton, author of 42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts
New books and posts from Jerry Stratton, author of 42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh.

Because they are semi-separate parts of the site, The Walkerville Weekly Reader, Mimsy Were the Borogoves, and The Biblyon Broadsheet each have separate RSS feeds. They also have RSS feeds focused on each category in those sites.