I've recently signed up for a WOTD (word of the day) program, naively believing that the resulting emails will simply be a pretty form of "word" : "definition". Instead, I receive an unbelievable massive amount of HTML that is nearly unparsable by the human eye which causes me to open the email in a browser.
Upon opening the email (in a browser), I am pleased to note that there is indeed a pretty form of "word" : "definition", but I am extremely displeased by the ads and external links.
I kind of have a feeling that this is 'standard practice' for this kind of thing, so I went ahead and created my own WOTD program. Unlike, what I assume is standard practice, you do not need to sign up with an email and in fact you do not receive an email at all. It is a matter of you subscribing your RSS client to the feed. Look mom! I'm fighting big tech.
Occasionally some definitions will be "See 'x'" ... Yeah, I don't feel like doing anything about that. Enjoy!
srabybly on 2021-08-17,15:59:46 said:
It ain't workin!Jake on 2021-08-18,00:17:48 said:
Hello, I believe that I have fixed the issue and further definitions will not break newsboat and other breakable clients. Issue was that wotd.xml was encoded in ISO-8859-1 rather than UTF-8 and when clients ran into 'special' characters they broke. Unfortunately, I emptied out wotd.xml by accident (like an idiot) so I cannot retroactively fix broken entries but I am pretty sure further entries with 'special' characters should be fine. Probably... lolJake on 2021-08-30,16:44:10 said:
tfw newsboat broke again.Jake on 2021-09-16,02:11:54 said:
pretty sure this is permanently working now :)
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