Podcast clients

I don’t really listen to podcasts normally LUGRadio and sometimes IT Conversations, but that’s about it.

But now I need a podcast client.

I have an RSS file containing about 200 items, each with an mp3 enclosure and an empty title element (yes, I know, thanks). I want to be able to add this feed to a client and download all the items. Not 10, or 20 or select every single one and then click “update”, I just want them all.

So far no podcast software seems able to do this. A list of the ones I’ve tried so far:

  • iPodder 2.1
  • PodFeeder 1.1
  • Nimiq
  • Synclosure 0.1
  • Newzie
  • iPodder.NET 0.11
  • Primetime Podcast Receiver
  • Doppler 2.0.3
  • HappyFish
  • RSS Radio 1.1

(no iTunes yet – because it installs the iPod checker service, I haven’t been able to install it on this locked-down PC)

If you think one of the clients I’ve listed should be able to handle my request above, please do leave a comment.

Words I’ve heard at work

I’m now a couple of weeks into my job. Herewith some of the words I’ve heard people use in work-related conversation:

  • RDF
  • FOAF
  • Microformats
  • Podcasting
  • RSS
  • Ajax
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Social software
  • Social networking
  • Folksonomies
  • Emergent taxonomies
  • Ontologies
  • Web standards
  • Accessibility

An interesting set of words, I’m sure you’ll agree. More as they arrive 🙂

XML User Profiles

XUP is an attempt to replace static per-site user accounts, which most present dynamic web sites use in absence of an easy to use and open/shared user account system. It allows people to use a single account or profile with many sites, or one of their existing user profiles on multiple other web sites.

This document describes a horribly simple but flexible XML format which holds user account information for reuse by different web sites and applications.

Though both follow different goals, this format halfway competes with FOAF.

As said earlier, the XML User Profile format is simple, and not RDF based.

Only just found this. Actually seems harder to understand than FOAF to me.

Their example XUP file is here.