RSS is a bad format for weblogs. No, really I mean it.

I’m not a fan of having to code a round peg into a square hole, so I’ve resisted building a RSS file for this site for ages. I don’t keep track of post titles, I don’t think the syndication file is all that useful without HTML, and I’ve never personally found much use for a RSS reader. That all changed when a friend said she wasn’t reading my site anymore, or any sites for that matter that didn’t carry RSS feeds. At the same time, I’ve been getting more and more email about the lack of useful title information on the MetaFilter feed, but I never wanted to force an interface change (add a new title field to the posting page) just to appease a subset of users.

Given the runaway popularity of apps like NetNewsWire, I’ve finally given in. MetaFilter now has better titles, and this site has a RSS feed. Feel free to read the site in its entirety (the entire HTML of a post is sent as the description) via that method.