It's even worse than it appears..
Thursday May 2, 2024; 9:56 AM EDT
  • First and foremost, you should keep a current backup copy of your subscription list. It's very easy to do. #
    • In FeedLand, choose My feed list in the first menu.#
    • Click on the white-on-orange XML icon, in the upper right corner of the page.#
    • That will open a standard OPML version of your subscription list. This is the format that all feed reading software understands. #
    • In your browser, choose the Save Page As command in the File menu (or something like that, there are lots of browsers) and save it along with your other backups.#
    • You can also automate it if you can run a script that gets stuff over the internet. Once a night would be fine, not a huge burden on the server. #
  • I added another way to preserve your feed list, using localStorage.#
    • Every time you sign in FeedLand now saves a copy of your subscription list in localStorage. #
    • And if the FeedLand server you're using should happen to disappear, if you have not taken a backup in a while, if you have a tab open, you'll at least have a copy in localStorage. #
    • If you want to see it -- visit or, wherever you have an account, and do a hard reload. Then open the JavaScript console, and enter this line:#
      • console.log (localStorage.savedUserSubs)#
    • If you have questions, here's a thread.#

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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)