My RSS feeds are flaky

· Syndication

Sometimes my Radio RSS aggregator just seems to miss a post or three from a given site. I use it to gather posts to my other blogs all in one place (x-syndicate) and then I generally promote most general interest entries to the Radio Free Blogistan blog, since it has the largest regular audience (Memewatch has a bigger audience but it is more transient, more Google-driven, and more spikey around hot-button topics such as Michael Jackson; X-POLLEN‘s audience is growing too, though it tends to be just the more personal stuff).
So, anyway, this post (I grabbed it from the LiveJournal feed for X-POLLEN) from last Friday, I think, never came through here at RFB though I waited for it :

doing stuff… experience guilt over dental checkup, no coverage for proposed $454 mouthguard for grinding – would valium be cheaper? … sort out remaining sections of chapter 5 to write … talk to b about friday plans, about ladies who happy hour, about seeing grey pawn trio at cato’s later tonight … blog kat’s monkey cat sexy post … go back to to find photo shops in oakland near city clerks … telnet to xroad to start the backing up process … get distracted reading rss news feed for 15 minutes, consider and then decide not to respond to cross-post or decry several entries … (why so tired of weblog minutiae? is it the seybold seminar in september?) … realize for the fifth time that his was no the year to skip going to BEA, but deadlines are deadlines … fix x-ism page from latest hack – they replaced the index page on my out-of-date textpattern beta too … get birth certificate (forgot last time but just as well considering how badly those pictures came out …. open new thinkpad battery that will enable summer backdoor bloggin’, powering up now … catch up with flame.ind on the well … work some more on long reply to delshad’s last message (check mail) … tar up home/xian folder … gzip it … become root to remove nasty hacker index.php file, stop being root … re-reupload correct index.php to restart ol’ textpattern … post a new item to x-ism to jostle things loose … check off ‘fix x-ism’ on the to do list … find out why tar process keeps dying … go out to get new passport photos taken….

Random from today’s RSS feeds: Dave Winer has got some great stuff today “real-world applications for Idealism,” and some edgy stuff about the New York Times.

UPDATE: Finally, “doing stuff” came through when the RSS feeds were jostled by the rebirth of DNS, virtual hosts, and blog engines, on the sixth day, but by then it cluttered up the smaller pithier links that followed, so I will delete it and keep the quoted copy embedded in this entry. The original is still at X-POLLEN after all.