RSS done right (in firefox 2)

I love the way the release candidate 1 of Firefox 2 handles a RSS feed.

I accidentally hit a RSS feed today and was pleasantly surprised by the user experience. There was an informational message at the top explaining it as a feed, along with a RSS subscription preference option and a nicely rendered (not just XML data) feed.

Here’s a short 1.7Mb movie of what that looks like the second time you click on it (the top explanation goes away and you just see the RSS subscription preference).

links for 2006-09-28

Frank Gehry film on PBS

Last year, a little documentary came out about Frank Gehry. It sounded like a good concept — have actor/director Sydney Pollack hang out with Gehry and learn how he makes all those fabric-like steel buildings. Alas, my local art house theater never carried the film and as I awaited its release on DVD and into my Netflix queue, I noticed today that the movie is being played on PBS this week, for free, as an American Masters episode.

There aren’t a lot of films on architecture these days so I’m looking forward to watching it tonight on my local PBS. It’s odd that the DVD is only two weeks old and now it’s being broadcast on public television but I’m not complaining.

links for 2006-09-20