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commit 6e421843c870910b72824d92a1a67b48609a4abb
parent 8d8971ad5e65ebc1853c0acba80b9015e7ef4ddf
Author: MichaƂ M. Sapka <michal@sapka.me>
Date:   Thu,  4 May 2023 16:35:47 +0200

feat: article for 2023-05-04

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diff --git a/assets/content_images/rss.png b/assets/content_images/rss.png Binary files differ. diff --git a/content/2023/using-rss-to-stop-youtube-homepage-induced-damage.md b/content/2023/using-rss-to-stop-youtube-homepage-induced-damage.md @@ -0,0 +1,20 @@ +--- +title: "Using RSS to stop Youtube homepage-induced damage" +category: "software" +abstract: RSS is still the best way to follow on the interwebs +date: 2023-05-04T16:31:18+02:00 +year: 2023 +draft: false +tags: +- Youtube +- Odysee +- RSS +--- +I, for one, am utterly guilty of being addicted to Youtube. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, or Mastodon have zero power over me, but YouTube? This service steals hours of my life. I am subscribed to multiple channels, but I also refresh the homepage regularly, hoping to find something. + +{{<img-pull-right "rss.png">}} +Luckily it's easy to keep an eye on some channels while ignoring the algorithm completely using RSS. + +Even though it's quite hidden, each Youtube channel has its own RSS channel: `https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=<channel_id>`. Finding the channel id is not straightforward, but there are dedicated services out there like, like [https://commentpicker.com/](https://commentpicker.com/youtube-channel-id.php). So, you can find Level1Techs RSS feed under [https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC4w1YQAJMWOz4qtxinq55LQ](https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC4w1YQAJMWOz4qtxinq55LQ). Throw it into any RSS reader and voila. Unfortunately, shorts also appear in the feed. + +But Youtube has a huge cost for the entire internet. It's the single most centralized repository (let's ignore OpenAI for a second) of content out there. Whenever possible, I try to use alternatives, like [Odysee](https://odysee.com/). Quite a few channels are already mirroring their uploads there. Odysee also supports RSS - `https://odysee.com/$/rss/<channel_name>`. This time you can take the channel_name directly from the URL of the Odysee channel, so System Crafter's RSS feed can be found under [https://odysee.com/$/rss/@SystemCrafters:e](https://odysee.com/$/rss/@SystemCrafters:e). diff --git a/resources/_gen/images/rss_hue6f7b8e87b1be299e04e4ffd1d75b575_17370_150x0_resize_q75_h2_box_3.webp b/resources/_gen/images/rss_hue6f7b8e87b1be299e04e4ffd1d75b575_17370_150x0_resize_q75_h2_box_3.webp Binary files differ. diff --git a/resources/_gen/images/rss_hue6f7b8e87b1be299e04e4ffd1d75b575_17370_300x0_resize_q75_h2_box_3.webp b/resources/_gen/images/rss_hue6f7b8e87b1be299e04e4ffd1d75b575_17370_300x0_resize_q75_h2_box_3.webp Binary files differ.