Date: February 13th, 2003
Cate: Geekism

I do not have an RSS client for Konfabulator.

The other day when Konfabulator came out I went all crazy, just like everybody else, OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I got about 85% of the way through making an RSS client, I used this “XML for Script” Javascript XML parser, since even though Konfabulator obviously has an XML parser in it, I couldn’t figure out how to get to it programatically. I got to the point where it would download a feed and put the headlines up in a window. I was working on code to periodically update the feed, and make the headlines clickable. It was like 2 AM, and finally Jenny forced me to go to sleep.

The next day, with fresh perspective, I got annoyed by Konfabulator’s permanent “register me!!!” window, and now I don’t think I’m ever going to finish it, unless somebody out there in cyberspace gives me some prodding. So prod away. If you care.


  1. February 14th, 2003

  2. I also played around with Konfab. I also got annoyed by the register thing. I dunno – it doesn\’t seem all that cool to me. Am I missing something? AM I NOT COOL????


  3. stevesteve  
    February 14th, 2003

  4. I think I was tricked by Aqua fading and shadow effects, and the coolness of the default widgets.. they\’re so SHINY. But then I realized it\’s just Tcl/Tk except instead of Tcl it\’s Javascript and instead of Tk, it\’s… uh… Photoshop? Which would be fine, but the annoy-ware factor tips the scales against it.