ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sod wanted to circle back to you on how you pulled off creating your alternate Discovery feed for Micro.blog.

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sod
sod

@ericmwalk Sure! What part are you interested in? It is just a hack, really, that fetches the original Discover JSON Feed and appends the conversation link to each item. Written in JavaScript and runs on Netlify as an on-demand builder.

P.s. I just added a new experiment. Now you can get user timeline feeds with conversation links like this: https://micro.blog.via.dahlstrand.net/feeds/sod.json (sod can be replaced with any valid Micro.blog username).

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ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sod it is like you read my mind. I was really curious about doing it for my own user timeline or trying to give it a go based on what I remember you did originally 😁

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sod
sod

@ericmwalk Hehe, well, I just saved you some scripting then. You're welcome/I'm sorry. 😊 Let me know if it works.

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ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sod ok now another question is there any way to get this in XML or RSS? I know it is my feed reader issue but just wondering 😁

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sod
sod

@ericmwalk Yes, that's definitely doable. But I will leave that as an exercise to the reader. 😋 The available feeds are listed over here.

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ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sod yes indeed! So I spent more time I am willing to admit yesterday getting the timeline feed to parse out for RSS instead of JSON. Mine turned out slightly different as I realized I didn’t have to put strain on your server once I figured out some mapping and stuff so I just pulled from Micro.blog for my feed now. The idea is awesome though and glad you thought of it! Now if I can figure out how to get the Discovery feed to play nice the the same JSON to RSS converter that would be awesome or I should just give it up and find a new Feed Reader 😁

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