• RSSPopper 0.32 – read your blogs in Outlook

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    A new Version of RSSPopper (0.32e) has just been released.

    For those of you out there, who still use a standalone aggregator, or even worse use no aggregator at all, RSSPopper could be the tool you were looking for.

    It’s really simple to use: Just install it and you get your subscribed news feeds delivered directly into your Outlook inbox. You can specify a base folder, in which a folder for each news feed is created. You can then use all the fancy searching and organizing features, which Outlook supplies.

    But wait! There’s even more: The best feature in my opinion is the possibility to add a Bloglines account!

    With Bloglines you don’t have to sync your subscribed feeds between different machines. You also don’t miss a single blog post, if you aren’t online for a few days/weeks. Bloglines downloads posts from your subscribed feeds very frequently and stores then on the bloglines server until you download them using RSSPopper.

    Saving the best for last: RSSPooper is Freeware. So don’t wait and grab your copy today!

    If you simply don’t know what this “news aggregation thing” is all about, you might take a look at the related article in wikipedia.

    P.S: No, I don’t get any money for writing this 😉 I really like this tool.

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  • timtab 0.5.1 has been released

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    Ingo Renner has just released a new version of timtab (0.5.1). timtab is a blogging extension for typo3, which I use for this blog.

    He has implemented some very nice features, like a calendar for blog posts and blog counts for each category.
    I was really looking forward to that! You can see the features mentioned above in action on my website.

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  • who are you? what do you want?

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    There maybe are people out there who don’t know me, so let me tell you a bit about this Jens Schaller 😉

    I am a 34 year old software developer. It all started with studying electronics in the field automation. The automation part was mainly based on developing software for controlling production lines using neuronal networks, etc.

    I very much enjoyed this part, so after I finished my diploma I decided to make software development my profession.

    Currently I live in Bonn/Germany and work for a local company called Comma-Soft AG.

    In my spare time I enjoy doing sports, spending time with friends and of course doing computer stuff like games and developing software.

    I am also a huge movie enthusiast and science fiction fan, as you might have guessed from the title of this entry.

    Why blogging?

    So, why did I start a blog? Well THAT’S a good question 😉
    Everyone seems to get one, so I had to get one too. Naaah…this isn’t the reason believe me.

    I plan to post development stuff like own macros, programs, articles as well as some things, that I find interesting enough to tell.

    Well, that’s it for now. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this blog, as much as I enjoy writing it.
    If you have questions, comments, etc. feel free to contact me!

    Blog on,

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  • news feeds working; separate feeds per category available

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    Good news everyone!

    The news feeds are now working as they should. Before there was a problem with the external links in the XML-export when calling the detail view of a blog post.

    Also there are now different feeds for each category, so you can subscribe only to the “devstuff” category for example, if you are only interested in the developer centric blog posts.

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  • camera, lights, action!

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    Finally! It took very long to take this site online. Some of my friends and colleagues were periodically making jokes about it 😉

    After doing my wifes website (Karin) and helping out a friend of mine Sascha Prüter with his webdesign (hmm, the design looks familiar ;), I tried to build my own.

    I decided to use typo3 as the base for my site, and I went through many up’s and down’s with this great but complex system.

    Many thanks to Ingo Renner for supporting me in integrating his new and very nice blogging-extension timtab! Ingo, I allowed myself to decrease the number of items on your amazon-wishlist…

    Furthermore I thank Sascha for allowing me to host mine and my wife’s website on a server of him and some of his friends!

    Please note that this website is still in it’s childhood. There are still a few issues with the blogging area, that need to be fixed. My RSS-feed is available, but at the moment it is not possible to subscribe to feeds concerning specific posting categories e.g. for people who just want to read all the technical or all the personal posts. Also the links for jumping to the page for viewing a single blog entry won’t work when using the feed.

    Additionally there isn’t really much content, but be sure there is more to come…

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