Feed Migrations

When you have over 150 podcasts in your subscription list, sometimes it can be tricky to notice when you aren’t getting one. Last week, it finally dawned on me that I hadn’t heard an episode of This Week in Tech in quite a while. I checked, and sure enough the feed had changed. I love Leo and his many shows. I’ve been subscribed to TWiT since the first episode but I swear this must be the fourth or fifth time this has happened with the feed.

There have been so many web pages and feeds in the Leosphere that it just leaves me kind of confused. Especially on the servers that you control, can’t you leave a redirect in place please Leo? Feeds that just sort of stop are a drag, and even if you leave a post that says “this feed is changing” users may not see it. I tend to user iPodderX/Transistr in “set it and forget it” mode. I only open the UI when I am changing things, which is when I happened to find that the TWiT feed wasn’t working anymore. Even though my present feed is different than what I started with, there are 304 redirects from every one I’ve ever had to the present one. Do your busy fans a favor and leave us a forwarding address when you move, please.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “Feed Migrations”

  1. MissM says:

    I find NerdTV podcasts difficult to get, especially the video, though the audio showed up for the first time, the last couple weeks, I believe. Its critical for geek shows to work, imo. Otherwise, its seen as too difficult by the non early adopters, in my opinion.
    I’ve not had any trouble w/Leo’s feed, but I use the mondo Radio Leo link (Is that the right word?)

  2. tiltededge says:

    Do you really listen to all those podcasts? I’m falling behind on my 12 or so.

  3. Thaed says:

    TWIT is must listen stuff. I was thinking the other day that iTunes podcast subscription is great in that there is little effort on the front end, you just have maintenance on the back end to contend with. I am so glad I got the 60 gig iPod because I have plenty of space to fill before I have to do podcast maintenance.

    Can you please post your top 10 favorite podcasts? I’m always looking for new, good stuff.

  4. dave says:

    Thaed, might I humbly suggest you check out AmigoFish. That really is how I find the bulk of my new, good stuff. Let me know what you think if you do.

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