Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Aaagh! RSS, Atom, Blogger ..... and me

Aaagh! Would have pulled out my hair if I couldn't get this sorted!!!!

Want: I wanted to my blog entries to be updated dynamically on my homepage.

Process: Add the RSS feed for my blog onto the page.

But how could I?

Blogger does publish rss but it's got numerous errors.

I could get the feeds on the page but not the first feed. So, the only solution was to convert my atom feed into rss and get that feed to be displayed on the page.

I used feedburner for conversion but that had the same issues for days. Support did try to help but it was taking too much time for me to get this resolved.

So, I deleted the original feed and restarted the process and then tried to run both (atom and rss) feeds on the same page and figured out what was causing the problem.

Due to errors in the rss feed validation my aggregator kept on publishing the entries from Number 2 onwards and I just couldn't get the first entry to be displayed on the page.

I am now using the atom feed converted to rss and it's working fine.

Try validating your feed at
Feedburner url:
My feed on feedburner: Impressions

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The mood at Dorchester Court on July 22, 2006

The day was right; the mood was good and the fun began at 1900 hrs. nah! 7pm IST ;) on clocks set at BST.

We started at 01:00 am! with preliminary preperations which carried on to late afternoon after a brief period of rest overnite.

The first guest was Hardik Mehta followed and the rest soon followed.

The party started on a mellow mood with everybody greeting and mingling, starting with a swig of juice, doritos and Snacky snakes.. I mean snacks.

Went in to full swing when we opened the bottles and the very pricey! ;) (Hardik, Prince and Rajesh) DJ's chipped in with full BASS.

Free flowing Bacardis and Teachers following the Champagne helped the ocassion. Dance sessions saw the very best of Desi talent come to fore... all evidence captured in pictures.

Dinner was quickly devoured with very delicious desi home made delicacies; Gujju Dhokla, Bulchandani family special Shahi paneer, Punjabbi Cholle, Sindi special Sai-bhaji, Pulav and loads of garam garam puris.

The departures started with Vikas (yeah, I'm gonna quote you on this!!!!) excuse of not bringing the medication that had to be given to her daughter, the rest didn't have as imaginative excuses so had to stay on until the dates changed.

All in all, a great great evening with friends and family, looking forward to another one coming up soon as we couldn't fit all our friends in the first.

Guest list - one absentee that didn't make it!

Akash's family minus him
Manoj - you've got some excuses mate!!!!
Mukesh with family (Prince)
Prince's family (Mukesh)
Rajesh & family
Shailendra's family
Sunil's family
Vikas' family
and since we couldn't fathom an excuse to get out of home, we were present too :0)

Click here for the fun fun photographs

Smashing party!!!! - Thanks to all who took the trouble to come around :))))))))))))))))