I spent … too much time … working on getting the RSS templates for all of Modern Evil and Darwin’s Complex updated, and getting an RSS aggregator online and working to parse the files together and put it int he format you are familiar with. But it is working now, and as soon as I can get in touch with Mo, we’ll get his RSS 1.0 template updated and his blog will be integrated properly again, too.
I did make a mistake or two, though. First, I forgot that standards-compliant (even loosely-compliant like the RSS I’m using) RDF files do not pay attention to “Most Recently Commented On”, which … I believe (with no evidence) is a popular part of Modern Evil’s core functionality. So, actually, right now Modern Evil is doing … twice as much on the back-end as it used to. Oh, and the second thing, which is that the “cache”-ing code isn’t quite working properly, so … it’s using more bandwidth than it needs to. Though I’ll be working on that… in time. Sigh.
I may just … form invalid RDF files to get the Comments thing working. BUT, I’d like to see what you think of that functionality, first. According to my current webstats, an average of around 1000 unique visitors come to Modern Evil each day. If, say, 2% of that many people comment on this that they’d like to see the “Most recently commented on” functionality remain a part of the site, I’ll work on that. For now though, I’m only going to focus on getting the cache working.