If you read my weblog via a newsreader you may not know that a new quote appears in its top left-hand corner nearly every day. I call it the "Daily Thought Infusion" and think of it as a "re-energizer for thoughtful living."
This quote feature has been there for some time but out of reach to the Just Thinking RSS feed since it is in a sidebar. I hate to waste good material. So I've now got this quote set up in its own RSS feed to which you can subscribe.
To subscribe, go to the Just Thinking site and get the RSS feed by clicking the subscribe button under the quote in the left-hand corner. Alternatively, you can go to the site at which these quotes will be housed and from which the RSS feed will be generated, Daily Thought Infusion, and subscribe there.
If you don't wish to subscribe and read it via newsreader but still wish your mind to be re-energized from time to time with a snippet of a good thought, please feel free to visit the actual weblog as often as you'd like to check out what's new in the left-hand corner.
Here are some free services by which to read RSS feeds:
FeedReader, a lightweight, "bare-bones" program, looks and operates like a basic e-mail reader client.
This cross-platform news reader has a simple interface and essentially functions like a Web browser.
NetNewsWire (Mac OS X)
The lite version of this aggregator for the Mac is easy to use, powerful, and free.
Bloglines is a free Web-based service through which you can set up your own personal feed reader account. It's an easy way to start using RSS feeds, and doesn't require that you install any software on your machine.
From a conversation between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers:
“There’s something in that. But I’ll have to get a decent frock if there is such a thing in Wilvercombe.”
“Well, get a wine-coloured one, then. I’ve always wanted to see you in wine-colour. It suits people with honey-coloured skin. (What an ugly word ‘skin’ is.) ‘Blossoms of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured menuphar’—I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking.”