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Feedbase year 4 #feedbase

🕥︎ - 2020-01-11

Feedbase Last year, I wrote a round up of the first 3 years of Feedbase.

Let me try taking a look at the fourth year. The logs show connections from 481 addresses in 2019 - of these 198 are IPv6 addresses, so they might be even fewer actual people than the 283 IPv4 addresses.

Compared to the 106 for the first 3 years, that's quite an increase!

To be fair, 142 of the IP's only connected once. I top with the highest number of connections, almost twice as many as the second on the list, which has connected over twice as many times as the third.

I'm still the only one who posts any follow ups, so there is no discussion going on. Currently there are 1.7 million articles and 116 followups.

I had hope people would at least drop by feedbase.discuss and introduce themselves, but that hasn't happened either.

I'm pretty happy with how Feedbase works, and I keep improving and modifying the odd corner - 12 commits in 2019. The most significant was storing the http status, making it easier to go through all feeds and look for problems.

The latest additions are graphs showing number of groups and articles over time.

When adding the graphs I could feel that my intuition for guessing what might work in Haskell has increased, making the notorious lack of newcomer friendly documentation less annoying.