Read our Feed! - The Snow In The Summer or So-So

29 August 2008
Read our feed!

In their latest attempt to extort lots and lots of money from suckers, Livejournal has decided to add commercials to the RSS feed of this site. This is in violation of the license for our RSS feed, which explicitly does not permit displaying our work on the same page as any commercial message. We have contacted Livejournal and asked them to stop being such wankers. We don't hold out much hope. Edit, 12 September: we haven't even had an acknowledgement of our message. Such professionalism will take them all the way to the wall.

Accordingly, this site's RSS feed will only display this message when seen through Livejournal. We strongly recommend that readers subscribe in a working web browser.

If you know what you're doing, the direct feed address is http://www.daweaver.free-online.co.uk/rss.xml

However, if all this is geek to you, we have this handy guide to subscribe in your browser. (Unless you're using some obscure browser that isn't Internet Explorer or Firefox. Or an old version of Internet Explorer.)

In Firefox

1) Go to our website. (You've already done this.)

2) Up at the top of the page, by where it says http://www.daweaver.free-online.co.uk/subscribe.html, you'll see an orange square with white stripes in it. Click on this square.

3) You'll see a window asking for a name. It's best that you change it to something short - perhaps SnowSummer

4) We recommend leaving the "Create In" as "Bookmarks Toolbar Folder".

5) When you next look at the Bookmarks toolbar (that bit along the top of your screen), you'll see "SnowSummer" listed, with an orange icon. Click on the orange icon and you'll see our latest headlines.

In Internet Explorer 7

(If you're using an older version of Internet Explorer, this won't work. We've got no idea whether this works in IE8.)

1) Go to our website (Again, you've done this already.)

2) Up at the top of the page, towards the right-hand corner, you'll see an orange square with white stripes in it. Click on this square.

3) You'll get another window displaying what's in the feed. In the yellow box at the top, click "Subscribe to this feed".

4) Now you'll see a window asking for a name. Again, it's best that you change it to something short - perhaps SnowSummer. Leave "Create In" as "Feeds".

5) When you next look at the Favourites Centre (the yellow star at top left), and go to the Feeds tab, you'll see us listed. Click on "SnowSummer" and you'll see our latest headlines.

(Yes, this last bit is a bit complex. Firefox does the day-to-day handling so much better.)

If you know what you're doing, the direct feed address is http://www.daweaver.free-online.co.uk/rss.xml We don't support any incarnation or property of G****e, so don't even bother. Nor do we support Technorati, Bloglines, or any other site that is incapable of abiding by our license term. It's a very simple term: you don't profit from our work without paying us all of your income.

Glickoblog works in a very similar manner, just go to the front page, and follow our instructions again. The direct feed address is http://www.daweaver.free-online.co.uk/glicko/rss.xml

But if that's all too much work, just stick Ice Crystals in your bookmarks. It's a thumbnail summary of every post we make, with a link to the full article. Truly, we spoil you.

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