It's even worse than it appears..
Friday June 28, 2024; 1:02 PM EDT
  • I wanted to see what was out there in blogrolls, so I wrote an app that started from my own blogroll, and looked for feeds I was subscribed to that also had blogrolls, following the conventions we outlined in March.#
  • It then starts at each of the blogrolls I found in my list, and did the same thing with them, until I ran out of lists to look at.#
  • And the whole thing runs again a few minutes later. #
  • It found a bunch of them, so then I threw together a simple user interface that lets you click on the title of a blogroll in a list in the left panel, and view the actual blogroll in the right panel. Here's a screen shot.#
  • Screen shot of the Blogroll Browser.#
  • You can see it at
  • A caveat -- what you see here is just an experiment. I don't expect this app to be up for any period of time. It's here just to learn from. Part of a bootstrap perhaps.#
  • PS: Cross-posted on

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