October 31, 2009 at 6:37 AM by Dr. Drang
- Lists of links to the previous week’s articles on the site.
- Links to things Mac- or computer-related things that I’ve probably already seen elsewhere.
After months of skipping these articles when they popped up, I decided to eliminate them entirely by passing the feeds through Yahoo! Pipes filters.
The filtered feeds are:
- Original TidBITS. The normal TidBITS feed, but with the ExtraBITS and Hot Topics articles removed.
- Original FSJ. Fake Steve Jobs without News Wrap or Week In Review articles.
Yahoo! Pipes was introduced with much fanfare a couple of years ago, but I don’t see much talk about it anymore. It still seems like a really useful service that I don’t take advantage of the way I should.
The filtered feeds now link to the Yahoo! Pipe pages rather than to the RSS feeds themselves. Also, I’ve changed the Fake Steve filter to also eliminate posts with “Weekend Update” in the title.