feedburner feed now deleted

If you can read this, then the FeedBurner feed redirection is working properly. If your feed reader didn't update your subscription automagically, the URL to the main feed for my blog is https://darcynorman.net/feed Hopefully things won't get confused or lost in the shuffle...

February 20, 2008 · 1 min

on disabling excessive stats

I just disabled two separate blog stats packages, each for a different reason. This move was partially inspired by the upcoming "F*** Stats - Make Art!" session on the docket at Northern Voice. First, I disabled the FeedBurner FeedSmith integration plugin. This is a handy way to automatically redirect requests for RSS feeds to the FeedBurner service. I had decided to use FeedBurner as a way to reduce the load on my Dreamhost shared server - the feed would be cached by FeedBurner and served from there, removing a tonne of requests off-site....

February 19, 2008 · 2 min

Blog now FeedBurner-powered

I just enabled FeedBurner caching/serving of my blog's RSS feed. The goal is to dramatically decrease the load on the server by redirecting RSS requests through FeedBurner's server rather than mine (well, Dreamhost's). Google just bought FeedBurner, so they're not going anywhere. I'm trusting in Google not to do anything evil. I can always pull the plug on them and take control of the feed if needed. Another bonus (for me, anyway) is an estimate of stats - how many folks are subscribed to the feed....

June 10, 2007 · 1 min