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Bloglines Timestamps

I finally my blogoll working with timestamps from Bloglines, using their API. It would be nice if Bloglines had a lastItem function, where you could get the latest n items for any feed. But you can only get the unread items or all items after a certain date/time. You also cannot be sure that the timestamps are consistent. And you are not assured of getting correct XML. And the WebServices::BlogLines perl modules barfs if no items are returned. But once you work around all that, it's pretty easy. I'll post perl code once I get it cleaned up.

Update: It seems the timestamps from Bloglines are buggy, they use a 12-hour close but don't include AM/PM. So all timestamps get interpreted as being before noon GMT.

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