I’ve been using Spyonit a lot in the last couple weeks.
I really love it.
I’ve also been playing around with the aggregator in Radio Userland, and despite myself, I actually sort of like that too. Between the both of them, I sort of get a little misty-eyed for PointCast. Remember when the world was shouting “push?” Remember when money was free in the new economy? Oh, those were the days.
But I digress.
Anyway, Spyonit is great unless the page has server-generated dynamic content on it - like ads or random quotes or something. Then the easy default spies don’t really work.
This is actally pretty easy, you just add some filters and blah blah blah tada - the spy just looks at the relevant part of the page.
Spyonit should have some super-simple wizard that helps you do this. The developer site has a little “preview filters” thing so you can see what the filters are taking out. But you can’t actually just hit a button and create the spy descriptor from that, which is lame.
Anyway, the point is, I made a few super spies this weekend, and wrote a super cheezy spy generator to help me do it. Play with it if you are so inclined, but it’s pretty lame and umm, yeah.
Here are some spies I made this weekend, none of them are that interesting, except that I needed to do some filtering to get them to work right:
Also, I should be studying and working and looking for a job and looking for housing instead of doing stupid web shit. I know.
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