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by ryan davis



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adding search engine feeds to netnewswire

Published 2008-02-01 @ 11:48

Tagged toys, thoughts

This adds uniform search across blogdigger, yahoo, and google. findory is dead. feedster and daypop simply suck and weren’t worth all the timeouts.

  tell application "NetNewsWire"
    activate
    set search_terms to {"%22Eric+Hodel%22", "%22Ryan+Davis%22", "ImageScience", "ParseTree", "RubyInline", "ZenHacks", "autotest", "image_science", "ruby+heckle", "ruby+obfuscator", "ruby2c", "vlad+ruby", "zenspider", "zentest"}
    repeat with search_term in search_terms
      set the_url to "http://www.blogdigger.com/rss.jsp?queryString=" & search_term & "&sortby=date&days=20"
      subscribe to the_url
      
      set the_url to "http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=" & search_term
      subscribe to the_url
      
      set the_url to "http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch_feeds?hl=en&tab=wb&q=" & search_term & "&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss"
      subscribe to the_url
      
      -- dead
      -- set the_url to "http://www.findory.com/rss/Blogs?q=" & search_term
      -- subscribe to the_url
      
      -- sucks
      -- set the_url to "http://feedster.com/search.php?q=" & search_term & "&sort=date&ie=UTF-8&limit=15&type=rss"
      -- subscribe to the_url
      
      -- sucks
      -- set the_url to "http://www.daypop.com/search?q=" & search_term & "&s=1&c=10&t=a&o=rss"
      -- subscribe to the_url
    end repeat
  end tell