Re: [backstage] UPDATE backstage.bbc.co.uk TV Schedule Competition

2005-09-02 Thread Mario Menti
Jim, I took your code and integrated it into some instant messaging bot code I am using. This would enable people to search the 7-day listing through their IM client.. There's a demo bot running on my jabber server - if any of you are on Jabber and want to have a peek, start a Jabber

Re: [backstage] UPDATE backstage.bbc.co.uk TV Schedule Competition

2005-09-03 Thread Mario Menti
look like it could be interesting. Duncan Mario Menti wrote: Jim, I took your code and integrated it into some instant messaging bot code I am using. This would enable people to search the 7-day listing through their IM client.. There's a demo bot running on my jabber server - if any of you

Re: [backstage] UPDATE backstage.bbc.co.uk TV Schedule Competition

2005-09-04 Thread Mario Menti
and the Yahoo! messenger (and now the Google one) as I haven't tried making anything that uses them, but I might have a look into them at some time.What you have there does look like it could be interesting.Duncan Mario Menti wrote: Jim,I took your code and integrated it into some instant

Re: [backstage] Free SMS WSDL service

2005-09-09 Thread Mario Menti
Shame - would have been useful for an EPG. No such thing as a free lunch :-)

[backstage] Today's TV-Anytime feed?

2005-09-14 Thread Mario Menti
Hi, my trusty old server complained to me earlier that it couldn't wget today's tv anytime feed from http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/feeds/tvradio/.. Anyone know what's happened to it? Cheers, Mario.

[backstage] Example of web API integration of IM bot

2005-09-20 Thread Mario Menti
Hi all, apologies for posting this here, I tried to add this as a comment to the prototype posting at http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/prototypes/archives/2005/09/search_bbc_sche.html, but for some reason the MT comment policies rejected it. In brief, I've added some additional reminder functionality

Re: [backstage] How to enter the competition...

2005-09-28 Thread Mario Menti
Also, is it international or restricted to U.K. residents? It's open to everyone, see http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/archives/2005/07/first_backstage.html

Re: [backstage] combining prototypes?

2005-10-06 Thread Mario Menti
to be any free/cheap SMS gateways. I just decided to use a Pay as you go phone with SMS bundles and just pay for all the texts. Regards Adam Quoting Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Looking at the prototypes published on this list and on the backstage site, it occured to me that by combining

[backstage] RSS feeds for what's on now/next

2005-11-29 Thread Mario Menti
In response to someone's Idea posted on the backstage site, I've made some very simple Atom RSS feeds available that show what's on now/next on BBC TV channels. They are listed here: backstage.menti.name/atomFeeds available: * nownext.xml what's on now/next on all BBC TV channels * now.xml what's

Re: [backstage] RSS feeds for what's on now/next

2005-11-29 Thread Mario Menti
On 11/29/05, Michael Pritchard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'd seen the same thing on the backstage site and submitted a comment to point to my now next feed builder @ http://tv.blueghost.co.uk/nn.php Yes, comment moderation (and prototype submission) on the backstage site seem to be a little on

Re: [backstage] RSS feeds for what's on now/next

2005-11-29 Thread Mario Menti
On 11/29/05, Jem Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Mario. This is great stuff. In response to someone's Idea posted on the backstage site, I've made some very simple Atom RSS feeds available that show what's on now/next on BBC TV channels. I've got em working in a number of places on live.com

[backstage] now/next RSS feeds for radio stations

2005-12-02 Thread Mario Menti
Due to popular demand (ok, there was one request for it), I have started to produce now/next RSS/Atom feeds for all available radio stations. Full list of feeds can be browsed at http://backstage.menti.name/atom/, or (with brief explanations added) at http://backstage.msurveys.com.Now that I've

Re: [backstage] now/next RSS feeds for radio stations

2005-12-02 Thread Mario Menti
' part of Last.fm(example: http://www.last.fm/music/Buck+65/+similar) with an 'adventurous' setting - strict (only play the artists I listed), near(uses the top 10 similar artists), go on surprise me (uses the top 50similar artists).Hope I haven't rambled too much/off topic, AlOn 12/2/05, Mario

[backstage] backstage IM bot posted on BetaNews

2005-12-03 Thread Mario Menti
You may find this amusing I happened to look at my IM bot logs this afternoon, and was more than a little surprised that since last night, the MSN bot had been in use non-stop. Between yesterday evening and this afternoon, more than 1,100 individual new users had spoken to it... A

Re: [backstage] backstage IM bot posted on BetaNews

2005-12-05 Thread Mario Menti
On 12/5/05, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: your botwas mentioned on Microsoft Watch! http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1895724,00.asp Thanks Ian - I didn't find this on Saturday when I was trying to figure out where all the visitors came from (unfortunately, because

Re: [backstage] backstage IM bot posted on BetaNews

2005-12-05 Thread Mario Menti
On 12/5/05, Andy Hawkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I happened to look at my IM bot logs this afternoon, and was more than a little surprised that since last night, the MSN bot had been in use non-stop. Between yesterday evening and this afternoon, more than 1,100 individual new users had

Re: [backstage] Is this our Ben..?

2005-12-08 Thread Mario Menti
I hear the Yorkshire Grey is hastily installing an IRC backchannel in preparation for our meet-up on Monday. Just think of the PR :-)

Re: [backstage] RSS feeds for what's on now/next

2005-12-09 Thread Mario Menti
On 11/29/05, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Re. google/ig, as I just mentioned in the previous post, the feeds work fine with the google rss reader (reader.google.com). I even copied the xml content from a blogger atom feed that works in my personalised home page, copied it into a static

[backstage] Re: now/next via SMS

2005-12-09 Thread Mario Menti
Brief update on this...On 12/7/05, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Text the name of a BBC TV station (no radio stations - yet) to 07781 488578.This will send you back a text message with what's on now/next on the TV channel you selected. It also contains a link to a xhtml-basic page

[backstage] Google homepage module

2005-12-15 Thread Mario Menti
Google have yesterday released their homepage API which lets users create widgets for the Google personalised homepage (google.com/ig). This works very similarly to the way gadgets work on live.com, so last night (with minimal effort) I have ported my existing what's on now/next live.com gadget

Re: [backstage] Google homepage module

2005-12-16 Thread Mario Menti
On 12/16/05, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Great idea, but for some reason it dosn't work in firefox. At first I thought it didn't work, but checked in IE and found it apparantly working fine. I don't know if this is the problem with your code or the API, as it (and the rest of google

Re: [backstage] Would anyone use this?

2006-01-23 Thread Mario Menti
On 1/23/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Gavin it sounds like a good idea and I know others who are thinking of doing the same thing. I even think the Digg guys are planning to rollout Digg for general news, cooking recipes, etc. ... and of course, there's Newsvine. Incidentally, I

[backstage] backstage IM bots

2006-02-06 Thread Mario Menti
Hi all, I've given my BBC backstage IM bots a little overhaul, so they should now be easier to use (they still do the same thing though: now/next info, searching through BBC 7-day TV schedules, setting SMS programme reminders). Feel free to try them and let me know if you have any suggestions

Re: [backstage] backstage IM bots

2006-02-06 Thread Mario Menti
Thanks David. Nice suggestion, and I've just implementeda message along these linesfor the AIM and Jabber bots. It's a little harder for MSN, but will add it to the MSN bot whenever I get the time to figure it out. Re. your football query, it does seem to have returned one match (according to

Re: [backstage] backstage IM bots

2006-02-06 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/6/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks David. Nice suggestion, and I've just implementeda message along these linesfor the AIM and Jabber bots. It's a little harder for MSN, but will add it to the MSN bot whenever I get the time to figure it out. OK, should now work for MSN

[backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-09 Thread Mario Menti
Another late night, another IM bot...Someone suggested off-line it would be nice to have an IM bot that pushes news to them automatically, without you having to request it. So I sat down last night and implemented something like this (pretty raw in its current state): - you contact the bot to

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-09 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/9/06, Kirk Northrop [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The bot doesn't seem to work for me - always offline?That's odd, they all seem to be online OK.. which network are you trying, and which client? The bots should be set to auto-authorise new contacts, and should automatically show their status. If

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-09 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/9/06, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I couldn't see your TV listings bot as online when I used GTalk , however when I tried using it, it worked fine. Hope that helps.Thanks Vijay - I've noticed this a few times with the Talk client, also with human non-GTalk jabber clients. Sometimes

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-09 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/9/06, Kirk Northrop [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's the [EMAIL PROTECTED] one that isn't working. The News Flashone does.Strange, that one looks online as well. In general it's certainly possible for the bots to go offline (either by being kicked, or network/connectivity issues), plus they're

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-09 Thread Mario Menti
Thanks for everyone's feedback with this.A summary of suggestions received includes...- only showing headlines once (the current format is showing the news items most recently updated, so the same stories may re-appear if they've been updated, a little like hourly network news I guess) - being

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-02-25 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/25/06, Kirk Northrop [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dan Brickley wrote: I guess the AIM version works then. I also signed up for MSN flavour of the bot, but haven't had any newsflashes...Same here.Probably best to take this off-list. From the sound of it, it seems there is a problem with pushing

[backstage] MSN newsflash bot (update)

2006-03-01 Thread Mario Menti
Hi all,Sorry for spamming the entire list, this only really concerns users of my MSN newsflash bot ([EMAIL PROTECTED]):I made some changes to the MSN newsflash bot in a attempt to work around some problems reported. The issue is actually related to sending out too many messages in too short a time

Re: [backstage] Google Mashups

2006-03-03 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/3/06, Dharmesh Raithatha [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey folksHas anyone got an example of a good googlemasup where you can click onthe map to make a web request with the location clicked on?DharmeshThomas Scott's backstage TVMAP prototype? http://tvmap.thomasscott.net

Re: [backstage] Hourly news flashes via IM

2006-03-03 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/3/06, Kirk Northrop[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nick B wrote: You obviously fixed it. I then left as every hour was too annoying. Can I get an update when I want ... e.g I want every 3 hours between 7am and 12am... Just a thought. Other than that, quite okay, it started working the last few

[backstage] Today's TV-Anytime tar is broken

2006-03-06 Thread Mario Menti
Hi there,looks like today's TV-Anytime tar file (20060306.tar.gz at http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/feeds/tvradio/) is broken - could someone fix and replace it? Thanks,Mario.

[backstage] Re: IM Persian news bot

2006-03-07 Thread Mario Menti
I really have to get something better than my cheap VPS seems just minutes after posting this, the server has some DNS issues and can't see the outside world.Sorry about this, will update you when it's solved... On 3/7/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Following a conversation with Dan

[backstage] Re: IM Persian news bot

2006-03-07 Thread Mario Menti
Back now... touch wood! Some iptables screw-up, hoping it will stay up..Mario.On 3/7/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I really have to get something better than my cheap VPS seems just minutes after posting this, the server has some DNS issues and can't see the outside world. Sorry

[backstage] Persian news IM bot now on Jabber (and other updates)

2006-03-08 Thread Mario Menti
Hi all,here's a brief update on recent conversations and developments on the BBCPersian.com news bot.1. A Jabber version of the bot is online at [EMAIL PROTECTED] .I tried it with a number of different Jabber clients, and proper support for Arabic/Farsi and BiDi rendering seems rather patchy

Re: [backstage] EasyUtil Recommendations API

2006-03-20 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/20/06, Tom Loosemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a single site which lists all decent APIs?http://www.programmableweb.com/apis is pretty comprehensive..

Re: [backstage] An API to our schedules

2006-05-04 Thread Mario Menti
? feed xmlns=http://purl.org/atom/ns# title xmlns=http://purl.org/atom/ns#BBC One: What's on now/next/ title author xmlns=http://purl.org/atom/ns# name xmlns=http://purl.org/atom/ns#Mario Menti, supported by backstage.bbc.co.uk/nameemail xmlns= http://purl.org/atom/ns#[EMAIL PROTECTED]/email

Re: [backstage] Changes to the TV-Anytime data feed

2006-05-25 Thread Mario Menti
A little late, but just in case it's still useful to anyone that's using Leon's TV::Anytime CPAN module:I found 2 problems in the module caused by this change, both easy to change:In Anytime.pm, change the namespace urn to refer to 2005 instead of 2002:$xpc-registerNs('tva',

[backstage] BBC now/next modules using the BBC web API

2006-06-22 Thread Mario Menti
Hi all,I have updated my BBC now/next modules to use the BBC Web API. They now also include radio (with links to BBC radio player for streaming audio) as well as TV stations.Available for google, live.com, pageflakes, and a Mac OS X dashboard widget.More info, download, etc. at

Re: [backstage] BBC News Live Stats XML - come and get it!

2006-06-23 Thread Mario Menti
On 6/23/06, Matt Rink [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know this is kind of a late follow up but I got bored a fews daysago and decided to build this module/gadget for Google's personalisedhomepage that used the data Ben provided. I hadn't built one before soI thought it would be a good start. You can

[backstage] Web API down?

2006-07-17 Thread Mario Menti
The server hosting the BBC Web API (http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/services/api/index.html) seems to be unreachable.. at least from where I am. Anyone else can get to it, or is it currently down? Cheers,Mario.

Re: [backstage] Screen Scraping Advice ...

2006-07-24 Thread Mario Menti
Not .Net, and haven't used it in a while, but I used Perl's WWW-Mechanize (http://search.cpan.org/dist/WWW-Mechanize/) sucessfully in the past, going across multiple pages, form submits etc.. Just in case it helps..Mario.On 7/24/06, Murray, Simon (IED) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All

Re: [backstage] Feeds APIs page down again - fixed

2006-08-04 Thread Mario Menti
On 8/4/06, Andrew McParland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Fixed.AndrewSince we're talking about that page, I think a link to http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/services/api/ would be in order? Cheers,Mario.

[backstage] Re: *new* Backstage supremo

2006-08-24 Thread Mario Menti
Well done ian and best of luck! Mario (keeping it brief - currently on the lovely ile de re, and typing on mobile tedious..) On 8/24/06, Jeremy Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear all Obviously its already been blogged but I'd just like to let the list know that Backstage finally has a new

Re: [backstage] World Service Schedules

2006-09-24 Thread Mario Menti
On 9/24/06, Matthew Somerville [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Keith wrote: The problem 've run into is that WS schedules don't seem to provide a feed of any sort. Does anyone have any ideas of how I could get around this?The BBC Web API - http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/services/api/ - should provevery

Re: [backstage] World Service Schedules

2006-09-29 Thread Mario Menti
On 9/28/06, Mr I Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Has anyone had experience of any of the other widget engines out there?Google, Netvibes, Opera, Vista?I'm wondering which path they went down. XML or HTML?I've done widgets for Google, live.com, pageflakes.com and mac dashboard.They all provide

Re: [backstage] World Service Schedules

2006-10-02 Thread Mario Menti
On 9/29/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ah thanks Mario, So I'm wondering which you prefer?Hi Ian,hard to say... I started with the live.com gadget, then ported that to the other platforms. If I started elsewhere I may have addressed things differently, but as it stood, it was

[backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-03 Thread Mario Menti
In case there's any Second Lifers on this list, I thought I'd mention a little experiment I did last night - created a very simple BBC news ticker that cycles through the latest/newest 10 news items and displays the headlines. For details and teleport/location see http://menti.net/?p=13It really

Re: [backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-03 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/3/06, Tom Loosemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: cool - got a screengrab handy?Hi Tom - there's one linked from the post I mentioned, but here's a direct link: http://menti.net/bbcnewsticker.jpg What you can't see of course is the (currently a bit ugly) switching of the headlines every 10

Re: [backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-03 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/3/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice stuff Mario, I will check it out next time I'm in second life. Can you add some detail how you did it? I've only looked at the scripting language insecond life briefly. Just a thought, if you used the AV News RSS feeds, you could

Re: [backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-03 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/3/06, Tom Loosemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 03/10/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Re. the AV stream, for streaming in Second Life it would have to be a format supported by Quicktime, which (unless I'm mistaken) the BBC feeds aren't? Only on the multicast trial (recent versions

[backstage] Add google gadgets to your own site

2006-10-04 Thread Mario Menti
Google have just released functionality to embed their gadgets in your own site: http://www.google.com/press/annc/synd_gadgets.htmlSo if you're interested to use the BBC now/next gadget in your site, open http://gmodules.com/ig/creator?synd=openurl="">. You can tweak the display setting there

Re: [backstage] Hi... what news do you want today?

2006-10-04 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/4/06, Mr I Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Unlike Matthew, I have a great relationship with my host and I'm being upgraded from aserver in Panama to Canada. Going up in the world! :-) You'll miss the climate though..

[backstage] Re: BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-04 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/3/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In case there's any Second Lifers on this list, I thought I'd mention a little experiment I did last night - created a very simple BBC news ticker that cycles through the latest/newest 10 news items and displays the headlines. For details

Re: [backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-06 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/6/06, Tom Loosemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: there's a few news video podcasts in mp4 here (they play on QT7)http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/4977678.stmnone really suited to news SL though (we'd need a News 24 or BBC World QT unicast stream), though the thought of David Dimbleby

[backstage] BBC weather IM bots

2006-10-25 Thread Mario Menti
Using Mike's location OPML (see http://mike260.dyndns.org/~mikef/countries.opml) and the BBC weather feeds, the following experimental IM bots should now be running: MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED]AIM: bbcweatherJabber/GTalk: [EMAIL PROTECTED]They're very simple - add them as a new contact and say hello,

Re: [backstage] BBC weather IM bots

2006-10-26 Thread Mario Menti
/26/06, Laurence Samuels [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi MarioI didnt get your point here. What do I need to do to run these demos? I'll like to have a run of them. LaurenceOn 25/10/06, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Using Mike's location OPML (see http://mike260.dyndns.org/~mikef/countries.opml

Re: [backstage] BBC weather IM bots

2006-10-26 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/26/06, Robert Kerry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BBC weather feeds, the following experimental IM bots should now be running:That's very cool Mario, what language/app do you use to interface with the IMs?It's done in Perl, using an open-source framework ( http://www.duncanlamb.com/sdba/) and

Re: [backstage] BBC weather IM bots

2006-10-27 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/26/06, Jason Cartwright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Superb. It seems to be having some difficulties with the degree symbol though (rendering it as a zero?)... The forecast for London, United Kingdom on Thursday: sunny intervals. Max Temp: 190C (660F), Min Temp: 80C (460F) I think the

Re: Take Scag: [backstage] Witty slogan and design for Backstage T-shirts

2006-11-01 Thread Mario Menti
On 10/31/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like this idea a lot!I can imagine we could run the mail archives through a tag cloud maker and generate pretty much everything we need. How cool would it be if peoples names came up? :) If you want to see what the current tag cloud may look

Re: Take Scag: [backstage] Witty slogan and design for Backstage T-shirts

2006-11-01 Thread Mario Menti
On 11/1/06, Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's an implementation of the subject line tag cloud which otherpeople are welcome to copy, mash-up, hack, use on their own mailinglists, etc. http://paulm.com/inchoate/2006/11/backstage_get_with_the_program.htmlWhat do you do when you want to

[backstage] Web API issue with BBC Parliament

2006-11-24 Thread Mario Menti
Looks like we have the same issue I reported for Radio 4 a few weeks ago, this time with BBC Parliament: http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/api/query.pl?method=bbc.schedule.getProgrammesformat=simpledetail=schedulechannel_id=BBCParl ... has been returning Error: Code 152 No matches found for

[backstage] Psiphon

2006-11-27 Thread Mario Menti
Just stumbled upon this, and thought it may be of interest to some folks on the list: http://psiphon.civisec.org According to the front page, psiphon is a human rights software project developed by the Citizen Lab http://www.citizenlab.org/ at the Munk Centre for International Studies that

Re: [backstage] Psiphon

2006-11-28 Thread Mario Menti
I agree with Tom, too much can be read into data like this. Just to add some more data to the mix, and for a different slant: Consumers cool on video downloads: http://www.mrweb.com/drno/frmemail/article6175.htm (what have I started here... this has moved into a direction I wasn't thinking of

Re: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

2006-11-30 Thread Mario Menti
Fyi, this event is now full (but i think you may still be able to get on the waiting list). m. On 11/30/06, Mr I Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A friend sent me this... Second life are running a workshop in London on the 13th of December This three hour workshop will help you understand

Re: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

2006-12-01 Thread Mario Menti
On 12/1/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a confirmed place, but can't make it. Mario would you like my space? Sure I can email them and ask them to switch in someone else. Thanks Ian, but I've got a confirmed place as well (the confirmation message is how I know it was full

Re: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

2006-12-01 Thread Mario Menti
On 12/1/06, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a confirmed place, but can't make it. Mario would you like my space? Sure I can email them and ask them to switch in someone else. Thanks Ian, but I've got a confirmed place as well (the confirmation message is how I know it was

[backstage] Get BBC news on Twitter

2007-01-08 Thread Mario Menti
One of the Twitterati amongst us: just add/follow bbcnews to get BBC news updates in Twitter More info here: http://menti.net/?p=85 Experimental as usual... feedback welcome! Cheers, Mario.

Re: [backstage] Get BBC news on Twitter

2007-01-10 Thread Mario Menti
On 1/8/07, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mario you are a god of IM hacking! Very cool! Ian Forrester || backstage.bbc.co.uk || x83965 For those who think the BBC frontpage feed is a little chatty (to put it mildly) for twitter, I just added a number of individual twitter bots for

Re: [backstage] Get BBC news on Twitter

2007-01-10 Thread Mario Menti
On 1/10/07, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote For those who think the BBC frontpage feed is a little chatty (to put it mildly) for twitter, I just added a number of individual twitter bots for some of the more specific BBC news feeds: http://menti.net/?p=89 Cheers, Mario. Just noticed

[backstage] BBC Web API struggling with the snow

2007-02-08 Thread Mario Menti
Seems the London snow has taken down parts of the Web API: bbc.schedule.getProgrammes ( http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/services/api/bbc.schedule.getProgrammes.html) seems to return Error, Code 152, No matches found for any query.. Cheers, Mario.

Re: [backstage] bbc offline?

2007-02-08 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/8/07, Tom Loosemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: excess traffic = a very nice problem to have, obviously! Well, at least _some_ traffic flowing today :-)

Re: [backstage] Percentage of License fee going towards DRM?

2007-02-28 Thread Mario Menti
On 2/28/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The claim is partly misleading because the word loss suggests events of a very different nature--events in which something they have is taken away from them. For example, if the store's stock of DVDs were burned, or if the money in the till

Re: [backstage] Radio 1 on Twitter

2007-03-28 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/28/07, Andy Roberts [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 21/02/07, Tristan Ferne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Glad you like it the idea. What Radio 4 updates would you find interesting? I hope you don't mind a little self-promotion, but I recently set up http://twitterfeed.com - a service that

Re: [backstage] Radio 1 on Twitter

2007-03-28 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/28/07, Kirk Northrop [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mario Menti wrote: I hope you don't mind a little self-promotion, but I recently set up http://twitterfeed.com - a service that lets you take any RSS feed and post its updates to twitter. So if anyone here wants specific BBC twitter updates

Re: [backstage] Radio 1 on Twitter

2007-03-29 Thread Mario Menti
On 3/29/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've looked at Twitter and I can see the usefulness, but I can't find a Google/Vista gadget for it... Have I missed it, or do I need to get coding? I think you'll find what you want here: http://twitter.pbwiki.com Lists both a Vista

[backstage] Cridland heads to Beeb

2007-05-03 Thread Mario Menti
http://tbites.com/2007/05/cridland-heads-to-beeb Congrats James!

Re: [backstage] A decent editorially-ordered BBC News feed?

2007-05-21 Thread Mario Menti
It seems that iGoogle sorts the feed by pubDate, so the editorial order in the original feed is lost. Incidentally, for me http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml and http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/default.stm show exactly the same order, it's only when

Re: [backstage] A decent editorially-ordered BBC News feed?

2007-05-22 Thread Mario Menti
Just in case it's of interest, bitty browser (http://www.bitty.com) is handy for embedding cut-down web sites in personal homepages like iGoogle. E.g. you could make it open the mobile version of the BBC news ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/default.stm), and have a nice BBC news

Re: [backstage] openID on the BBC

2007-06-10 Thread Mario Menti
I think the original point of this thread has been lost a bit, which was about the fact that there aren't enough sites using OpenID as a consumer ( i.e. offering log in using your OpenID), rather than ways to run your own OpenID server (of which there are countless). I think I like the idea of

Re: [backstage] openID on the BBC

2007-06-11 Thread Mario Menti
On 6/11/07, James Cridland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 6/11/07, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I think I like the idea of the BBC offering an OpenID login option, rather than the BBC turning into yet another OpenID provider. You say yet another OpenID provider - yet the only 'real world

Re: [backstage] Davy M - Mood News?

2007-06-13 Thread Mario Menti
On 6/13/07, Kim Plowright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.latedecember.com/sites/moodnews/ Davy - was trying to show someone mood news - has it gone? Kim - try .co.uk ..

Re: [backstage] BBC TV and Radio 7-day listing

2007-07-05 Thread Mario Menti
On 7/5/07, Flynn, Terry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry if I missed any announcement - will Backstage be continuing the TV and Radio schedules in TVAnyTime XML format? Last update was June 21... As screen scraping the web site is illegal, this is the only option available to many of us to get

Re: [backstage] Amazon EC2

2007-09-13 Thread Mario Menti
On 9/11/07, Sean Dillon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Afternoon. Anyone here using this at the moment? I've only started to venture into it after having been mightily pleased with their S3 stroage system. I've been running an instance for a couple of months, mainly running IronPython via Mono,

Re: [backstage] Re: Sshhh... I've added a bit to my Backstage project...

2007-09-27 Thread Mario Menti
Hi Rich, nice one.. just a couple of points I found when playing around with it: - adding a programme to Google Calendar doesn't seem to work in FF (on Win and OSX), I just get the autorization required alert, but the rest of the page is blank. IE7 shows the login to google calendar button, and

Re: [backstage] Lol

2008-01-25 Thread Mario Menti
See also this... http://lolinator.com/lol/news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk/default.stm On Jan 24, 2008 10:45 AM, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: David, That's the best mashup since the last 2Many DJs set I heard. On 23/01/2008, David Greaves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Probably posted

[backstage] Re: BBC breaking news XML feed broken?

2009-05-15 Thread Mario Menti
something strange going on with this alert data. Have you stopped supporting this? If so, is there an alternative? The bbcbreaking twitter bot is the most popular of my BBC twitter bots (nearly 100,000 followers), so would be a shame to abandon it. Mario. On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Mario

[backstage-developer] BBC breaking news XML feed broken?

2009-05-14 Thread Mario Menti
Hi there, I'm using the breaking news XML at http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/bsp/hi/services/desktop_alerts/xml/ukfs/alert_data.xmlfor the http://twitter.com/bbcbreaking twitter bot. Over the last few days some odd things appear to have happened - it either changed the breaking news item back and