I was looking at the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stopper’s web site and I realized, “Hey, this is cool but without an RSS feed I’m never coming back here again”. Thanks to Mark Woodman I was aware of Yahoo! Pipes and I have wanted to try it out but I have been lazy and haven’t had any good ideas. Then I stumbled across the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers Featured Crimes page.
Normally when I reach a page that doesn’t have a feed but I really want one for, I will write my own Perl script to scrape the page and generate a feed from my own site. But Yahoo! Pipes gives you a GUI interface to this process and is easier once you get the hang of it. Hopefully, this will be easier to maintain in the future as well.