Just a bit of a departure from all these modelling posts, but somehow related.
I wanted to show my stash and my wishlist on my website (this one you’re reading now). I maintain those lists on the the incredibly excellent Scalemates site, run by Tim Vereeke, and I didn’t want to duplicate this data on multiple sites…
So I contacted Tim and asked if it was possible to have his site generate a RSS feed of my lists. After a bit of trial and error (mostly to render the generated RSS in WordPress), I have two pages (Models stash and Models wishlist) that read the feed and display it in a lovely way.
My feeds are at http://www.scalemates.com/profiles/stashfeed.php?id=19629&p=stash and http://www.scalemates.com/profiles/stashfeed.php?id=19629&p=wishlist. You can replace 19629 with your user id on Scalemates, and you should be able to get a RSS chunk that represents the contents of those lists.
Very nifty, very powerful, very useful 🙂