Sunday, March 23, 2003

News aggregator

It's still in alpha but visit here to view the output from my news aggregator.

Features include:

  • Grabber runs every two hours.
  • Filters for new items, ignores the rest.
  • Order follows the order in the "grab" file
  • Written in Perl and doesn't require any additional modules.

I would like:

  • Order to be chronological.
  • Better handling of various formats
  • Auto-truncating of long content (into a pseudo-description)
  • Better handling of encoded and non-encoded content.
  • A MySQL back-end (hint to the powers-that-be here!)

Eventually I'll build into into a CGI script and add a few other features. Suggestions? Comments?

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