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Topic: new coffee announcements via weblog/ rss (9 msgs / 179 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
On the subject of the yellow bourbon ... people have been asking for 
an RSS feed concerning new coffee arrivals. I think I will be able to 
do that by posting them in a weblog that has RSS capability. In fact 
I already set one up to test but it is fairly limited, and I want to 
look at some other software. So it might change in the near future, 
but in one form or another I will use this to make coffee 
announcements available by RSS
Tom
oh, i forgot ... the address ishttp://weblog.sweetmarias.com. that 
could change if i find some better software though.
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Claus Thøgersen
Hi,
Is it only possible to follow the log through RSS, not mail notification 
when a new item is posted to the blog?
I have not taken the time to find a usable RSS reader, but it might jusst be 
the time for it now!
Claus Thøgersen
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3) From: John Blumel
On Oct 4, 2006, at 1:03 pm, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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Any chance we could just get an announcements only mailing list where  
you could post notices of not only new coffee arrivals but other  
products as well? RSS is fine, but it's just one more thing to manage  
on the client end.
John Blumel

4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I think email notification from the announcement blog would be 
possible. Like I said I need to look into other weblog software 
because the one I installed (basically it was pre-installed so I 
wanted to check it out first before looking  at other options) is 
so-so. As far was WHAT type of announcements people want to be 
notified of , I think I can set that up by having different 
categories, so if all you want to know about is new green coffee 
arrivals, you could get that. If you want all product arrivals, you 
can get that. If you want new articles or travelogs or rants, I will 
have a separate category.
Tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

5) From: Branden Byers
Thanks for the news feed! I much prefer RSS over the suggestions of
mailing list announcements. I'm often checking the website for updates
and while the updates that come through the mailing list are very
helpful, it seems more efficient to use the RSS feed for such
purposes. This way I can stay instantaneously up to date without
having to look through my email inbox.
Branden
On 10/4/06, John Blumel  wrote:
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6) From: John Blumel
On Oct 4, 2006, at 3:32 pm, Branden Byers wrote:
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RSS is not more efficient than email for this purpose. You can stay  
just as "instantaneously up to date" (not that you really need to be  
that up to date) with an announcement only mailing list as you can  
with RSS, with as little or less effort. (And, yes, I realize that,  
because of the details of how SMTP and RSS work, my assertion, in  
regards to objectively measurable efficiency, is not absolutely true  
in a technical sense, but it is true, in my opinion, for all  
practical purposes that are relevant to the case at hand.) Any  
perceived real advantage of efficiency relative to this purpose is of  
a purely subjective and idiosyncratic nature. Other technologies may  
be currently more fashionable, but email is still an extremely  
powerful, flexible and reliable tool that everyone's already using.
John Blumel

7) From: Justin Marquez
On 10/4/06, John Blumel  wrote:
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Hi, John... how are ya?
Hehehehe - maybe what we need to know QUICKLY is when a neat-o green
coffee is running in short supply!
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

8) From: Scott Petersen
On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 10:03:54AM -0700, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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All I can say is Hooray!! This may not be the best thing for my budget
as it will tempt me even more to buy more coffees. However, that is a
risk with which I am willing to live.
You will likely get lots of suggestions but I have tried a few different
open source tools for blogging and have settled on Drupal
http://www.drupal.org/)as it is reasonably easy to setup, use and
configure. 
Cheers
Scott Petersen

9) From: Steve Hay
Regaring RSS, Firefox has built in RSS support which behaves a lot like
dynamic bookmarks.  Very nice.  I think it would be a good way to make
announcements regarding coffee and equipment arrivals at SM.
On 10/4/06, Scott Petersen  wrote:
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-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."


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