Wednesday, July 31, 2013

RSS WARS

It was a long struggle, because TBT went through a long list of Mac RSS sites, but they were all apps that dint wanna werk on a regular puter very well.  So we finally went to Feedly and turned it into something we recocognizes.  It wasn't easy.  Fortunately, there were lots of treats involved.

But we FINALLY see a list of our favrit blogs on one side.  TBT says he would rather have faced a dozen tomato-eating evil skwerls...  Apparently, most RSSs assume we have mobile wireless devices or something like that.  We dont.  TBT hadda beat the Feedly into submission, but it did werk.  The bad news is that every blog we loaded (um, HE loaded) took manual werk ta put them all in the "Kitty Blog" folder, but they all had hunerds of posts came along. We hadda delete them (our active paws came in handy fer that - Us bein Ayla an Marley).   Iza sat on the back of the chair an pawed at TBT when he slacked.  So she helped too.

It will take a few days to catch up with all our friends' posts, but we will.  TBT says we can still scroll down to see the recent ones at each friend's blog, but it may take some time before we catch the mice, oops before we catch up with evrykitty.

An BTW, TBT says we should all thank The Old Reader folks fer doin the best they could when they got swamped be us Google Reader refugees. They did what they could but they werent expectin to go from 2,000 users to 400,000 users in a month.  We thanked them on their discussion site.

An we thank Feedly fer bein there too.  Its not like TBT could write an RSS program, ya know.  Heck, he quit writing programs at Fortran 4 an Basic.  But he amembers. so he knows a mousewhisper about it.

Us, we dont really care, as long as the visiting stuff werks, right?

An what the heck, heres a picture of us all together on the cat trees from last year...



13 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We switched to Feedly quite a while ago, and the transition was pretty much seamless, it imported all the Google Reader feeds without problem.

But, if TBT ever figures out how to make Feedly posts STAY deleted, let us know. We read them, we put them in the trash can, but they never really disappear. Frustrating! We've seen comments on a Feedly forum about that, so it's not just us. Hope the Feedly folks remedy that!

Katie Isabella said...

I Me..still a Dashboard kitty. I miss some kitties that way if they haven't blogged yet when I use the Dashboard but that's mom..can't handle anything that requires thinking.

Nerissa said...

You know... peeps runnin' these feeder thingies really should be a little more considerate towards us cats. Now, if CATS were runnin' this stuff, things would work PURRFECTLY!

Purrs,
Nissy

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We've never had a problem. We don't trash the posts we just mark them as read so they don't keep showing up on our Feedly feed. When Google reader was still working we had one day where there were a ton of posts and we marked everything as read and then moved on-

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I have my blogs in list form so that the most recent posts show up first and when I click on them from that list, they are automatically marked as read.

I have no idea how it got set up that way - my human did it.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Feedly is the first reader that Mommy is using so she can't compare. She doesn't trash the posts she's read, she just marks them as read and leaves them where they are...

Mariodacat said...

Sure am glad we didn't have to go through all that. WE just read everything on the Dashboard. So simple.

Brian said...

Dang, we didn't have that problem at all with Feedly on or Mac.

Random Felines said...

mom doesn't use a reader, so she has missed all the drama....which is a good thing since she is such a techno-dork

Love you all on the tree :)

Jacqueline said...

Glad TBT figured all that stuff out!...We have to say we don't think gorgeous Iza is fat, she's just floofy!...Also, we got a big laugh when you posted TBT's feet!!MOL...Happy Wednesday, dear friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Pretinha said...

É uma grande sorte nós termos um blog, porque a nossa humana não entende nada de computador, net e tudo que for parecido ou incluído nisso hehehe

Flynn said...

I am glad you have got Feedly sorted out now. It must have been a big shock for Old Reader to get inundated like that. At the moment I am using a mixture of OR and the dashboard reading list. I know I have missed dozens of posts though. Maybe I will give Feedly a try over the weekend.

The Island Cats said...

It's been SO frustrating since Google Reader went away. We aren't real comfortable with any of the other readers, so we are using a combination of them all.

Feedly does have an option that you can mark any posts older than a day as being "read." Then they won't show up in your list of unread posts.