I've been extremely annoyed with and concerned about Optimal's usage pattern that I've observed in the server logs. I had shut it down for a while to see if anyone noticed. No one did -- except me. I wanted to see this OPML of all the BBC's news feeds, so I turned Optimal back on. But I will be blacklisting spammers and malware purveyors from now on.
I think the Russian spies' use of steganography is the most interesting part of this story. Happy to see media outlets starting to look into it.
Just finished upgrading to WordPress 2.3. Went off without a hitch -- even converted my categories to tags. I did have one issue with that, though. For some reason, certain posts were marked "Uncategorized" while other retained only my default "Miscellany" category. I couldn't detect the pattern. I had to "hand" edit the database to finish cleaning that up.
Other issues so far: I'm getting blank pages after form submissions in the admin interface (UPDATE: caused by having no categories ). Also, I notice that the
Blogroll > Import Links panel uses the wrong taxonomy category to obtain the list of blogroll categories.
Finally have a bunch of my link blogs posted. A little explanation, though.
As of the latest version (ver. 2.5), FeedDemon automatically syncs your "News Bins" with your NewsGator "Clippings Folders" -- two terminologies for the same thing. They really ought to pick a name. In any event, now that I've set it up, these should self-maintain without any additional work on my part. That's what programming is all about!
I guess I missed it, but at some point in the past few months OPML Workstation relaunched or rebranded itself IntelligentTeams. Maybe it was a soft launch? I don't know. Maybe I'm just not as tuned in anymore.
IntelligentTeams looks like a LAMP-based OPML Community Server (but I have no idea what the underlying technology is). It's pretty rough around the edges -- a lot of new windows opening, jarring full page refreshes, links to external site to provide certain functionality -- but it's workable. Check out this page from John Palfrey.