Understanding RSS is one thing, a very cool thing no doubt. But using it well is a more interesting issue. Tim is experimenting with feeds on his Buckman Elementary pages in a pretty creative way (pointer via Joe.) The mt-rssfeed I think parallels the Manila viewRssBox macro that I’ve been playing with, though it appears to be a bit more flexible. One tweak would be to just feed the titles of the posts instead of the whole thing. Even more, I want to figure out how you feed just the first paragraph and a picture like the Kern site. (BTW, that is one thing I like better about MT–the ability to easily include a short teaser that then links to the longer post like this.)
And just a brief note on the Manila aggregator. I like the convenience of it. It’s easy to access and to subscribe to feeds. I don’t like the limitation of the number of posts it will show. I have so many sites aggregated that if I don’t check it at least two or three times a day I miss stuff. Isn’t there any way to increase the number of posts it saves? And can’t there be an easier way to sort through them?