Merged RSS Feed for German Readers

Post from November 8, 2008 (↻ June 12, 2021), filed under  (feed).

A new merged feed featuring all entries of my site, English and German, is now available through Yahoo Pipes. Since both parts of my site are different in several regards, including separate feeds, English-speaking German readers tended to subscribe to two feeds which isn’t really great. Now there’s the option to just use one feed.

However, this is just a quick first announcement after Yahoo had fixed an encoding issue. The order of the feed items is not correct yet; then, I need to figure out a more intelligent way to point readers to the new feed. I decided against linking the feed the classical way via link because user options would be doubled. That would have turned feed choice unnecessarily “complex” (also the reason why there are no comments feeds either—keep it simple). I didn’t want to use a regular hyperlink to that feed either, at least not now. I’m working on both. Good web design is a process; this is how we roll.

Update (November 30, 2013)

I’ve mirrored the joint feed at Please subscribe to this one. The reason for the mirror and the suggestion is that if Yahoo were to shut the Pipes service down, our connection was lost. By subscribing to the feed on this site, you are sure to always get all the information.

Update (October 31, 2016)

Yahoo did shut down Pipes and I made more feeds available.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

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Comments (Closed)

  1. On November 8, 2008, 13:29 CET, Dirk Ginader said:

    Have a look at this slightly modified version of your pipe that fixes your ordering Problem: fixed Piped with proper sorting

  2. On November 9, 2008, 11:39 CET, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    That’s brilliant, Dirk, and works like a charm—thank you!

  3. On November 10, 2008, 8:44 CET, Ole said:

    That’s pretty cool. Thanks for that!

    Das ist wirklich cool! Danke dafĂĽr!