Dear Reader

We like to update the site whenever we find something we think will interest you, which is every time we find something that interests us. You could of course come back every so often to check what’s new. But a simpler way of keeping up to date is to subscribe to the site using RSS.

What is RSS?

RSS (really simple syndication) is a way to have information regularly sent to you from a website in what’s called a “feed.” As a user you can receive these feeds in special RSS reader software, rather like an email reader. Many, many web sites now offer RSS feeds to keep readers abreast. Usually there’s some kind of orange symbol, like the one on the left, that indicates a feed.

Stop press: I recently found a slightly more technical but very accessible explanation of RSS and how you can use it.

How do I start using RSS feeds?

The first thing you need is something called a Feed Reader. There are many different versions. Some are online and use a browser. Some are programs that you download and run on your computer, and some are online services that send you an email when one of the sites you are watching changes. Many are free. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

We use a service called Feedburner that simplifies management for us, and for you. Click on any of the orange feed buttons you see on this site and you will go to our Feedburner page, which allows you very easily to add the feed to your chosen Feed Reader.

You can find a Feed Reader through a search engine. Different Feed Readers work on different operating systems, and you will need to take this into account.

Some browsers, for example Firefox, Opera and Safari, allow you to automatically pick up RSS feeds. For more details on these, please check their websites.

We encourage you to try a Feed Reader; it makes keeping up so much simpler.

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