Want to follow #twitter users with a fairly nice RSS feed?
Want to mix in #mastodon users too?
Fed up with #RSS feeds which don't include a preview of the links they mention?
All these things can be fixed if you just fuzz with the feeds enough.
If you have a server running PHP/Apache then you can install this little bit of software I wrote and it'll do all those things.
I call it #Fudz, cuz it fuzzes with feeds.
EG: Fetching an RSS of my twitter account:
Or if you wanted a nicer RSS of my Mastodon account than Mastodon provides by default:
Or if you wanted to just add previews to links on some RSS feed?
Well, the normal Mastodon RSS feed for my account is at: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Stupid thing doesn't include preview boxes of the first link. But this does:
It's locked down and will only serve those three links to your IP. My RSS reader is whitelisted for others.
Install it yourself on your own server if you want to actually use it.
I intend to continue to fuzz with feeds when they are annoying, and add things as I need them, but to do it slackfully when I can be arsed.
I finally made it able to have an IP-whitelist and a path-whitelist a while back so it's safe to publish now without any risk of anyone overloading my cache space.
If you don't learn how to use your software, your software will learn how to use you.
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