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4 points by KronisLV 4 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments
Recently there was a post where many of the folks on the site shared their own blogs: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36575081

Then someone came up with an idea to aggregate the corresponding RSS feeds into a single file: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36627112

There, someone asked the following:

> Is there an easy way to make a feed of feeds? So one RSS feed for all these?

Which made me create the site above, which has RSS feeds of either all the blogs or the top 100 users' blogs (if the ordering of the OPML is unchanged), sorted by date and organized by year, so you don't end up killing your RSS reader.

I also set everything up so that you can view the posts and blogs in your web browser as HTML, but frankly it ends up being a less pretty version of Blogs.hn: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36613727

Regardless, I bet there is no issue with me sharing my site either! Actually, parsing all of the XML feeds, cleaning up some invalid data and generating static HTML/XML files out of that with proper ordering was quite the challenge. Maybe I'll write a blog post about it later.

Currently everything is hosted on a separate VPS, if the web server dies, should restart automatically. The files are quite big, so that is somewhat likely. Currently the data is re-generated a few times per day not to create too much of a load on the blogs themselves.

This is a phenomenal effort, thanks for doing it!

Edit: blog ordering needed some more work, should be good once the data finishes re-generating.

Edit #2: site is back up.

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