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Alexandria, Virginia has RSS Feeds available

My city of Alexandria, VA has a couple of RSS feeds available. They’re not much quite yet (DASH bus service notifications and city press releases), but there is the promise of more.

 What I’d like to see next? Daily crime reports and history and recreation news.

Alexandria also has a very impressive collection of online GIS applications that give you multiple views of the city.

It’s nice to see towns becoming more technologically adept, especially with their communications options. I already get some city news via e-mail, but I would prefer RSS.


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Qumana

I think, however, that I like Qumana better. The WYSIWYG is nice. Seems easier to use. I don’t need a lot of advanced features. It works simply and well. I’m not sure what I think of the drop-pad, however. It doesn’t really support how I typically write posts, but perhaps I can make some use of it. For now, I’ll probably just turn it off.

Overall, I think I’ll stick with this for at least a while.


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w.bloggar

I’m out various offline blog editors. Currently I’m using w.bloggar. I’m not sure what I think of it. WYSIWYG is really a nice thing to have in an editor, but the ability to see the HTML is useful too. Probably the best editor I’ve used is Dreamweaver’s split-pane HTML/WYSIWYG interface, which allows you to view and edit either one simultaneously.

Also, their forums are filled with so much spam to be nearly unusable.

I’ll give it a try for a while and see how I like it. I really need to be blogging more…


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New Site Format

I’ve decided to go with a much simpler blogging application: WordPress. I’m still figuring out how it works, but so far I like it a LOT more. The articles and projects have yet to make it here, but I’ll try and get to it this weekend.

Hope you enjoy it!


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