Author Archives: Feed Informer

Yes, FeedDigest receives funding!

September 29, 2005 – 3:22 pm

Yes, you heard it here.. last. News has a funny way of leaking out when you’re in the Web industry, so it’ll be news to many, but not to some. FeedDigest has received funding and is proud to take its place in the Curious Office incubation partnership. You can read our official press release if […]

Using FeedDigest and Blogger to make a photo gallery

September 28, 2005 – 3:30 pm

Some people’s creativity never fails to surprise me. This guy has worked out how to use Blogger and FeedDigest to create a photo album site. Smart!

Help Raise $1 Million for Katrina Victims

September 27, 2005 – 7:41 am

Not FeedDigest related, but something we want to promote. Did you see Million Dollar Home yet? A 21-year-old British guy is selling pixels of advertising space for $1 each, and has already made enough to pay for his university course. Well, now it’s gone one step further and you can buy pixels at a […]

FeedDigest consultants

September 25, 2005 – 12:48 pm

Are you a proficient webmaster with basic PHP and HTML skills looking for new clients? It’s slow at the moment, but we are beginning to get people asking for help with installing FeedDigest on their sites. While we aim for FeedDigest to be easy for anyone to install, many people who aren’t techncially confident can […]

Contingency plans for Rita

September 23, 2005 – 1:14 pm

Due to where we are on our development (as in, right near the start) our contingency plans aren’t quite up to the levels of Google or Microsoft just yet. We have multiple servers, but they’re all sitting in Houston (though in different buildings), or, as we’re saying today, the path of Hurricane Rita! We’re reasonably […]

Hurricane Rita and FeedDigest

September 22, 2005 – 6:24 pm

FeedDigest’s servers are located in Houston, TX, which may be hit by Hurricane Rita on Saturday morning Central Daylight Time. The storm has shifted to the east somewhat, but staff have been evacuated none-the-less, with the data center being staffed by a large group of brave volunteers. Not being directly on the sea, there shouldn’t […]

Database migration complete

September 9, 2005 – 11:13 pm

Phew, the database (very large!) has now been migrated to a very powerful machine, a nice dual Pentium 4 stacked up with CPUs and memory. The Web site, application, and server daemon are still on a different machine, and database access is being done across a network. The FeedDigest daemon will be moved to […]

Delay to crawling, and confirmed upgrade time

September 8, 2005 – 10:02 pm

Today there was a delay in crawling, so some digests will seem a little behind the times. I’m running multiple crawlers to catch up now, and have learnt a good lesson in managing the crawl cache! I’m investigating and testing new options for the feed cache right now, and will have something ready for the […]

FeedDigest undergoing upgrades

September 7, 2005 – 11:28 pm

Due to our recent massive expansion, it is necessary for us to make serious investments in our infrastructure. That starts now. A nice dual processor machine with lashings of RAM and bandwidth has just joined us, and I’m almost ready to move some essential services over it to improve your FeedDigest experience. There’s a little […]

Maintenance and migration time

September 3, 2005 – 10:17 pm

You may notice signups from the front page are currently disabled. This is because FeedDigest is undergoing some maintenance in preperation for a migration to a new architecture in the next week or two. Signups will be back on ASAP. Do note that all signed up users can continue to access their control panels and […]