Tracking Packages with Bloglines

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"The maestro says it's Mozart, but it sounds like bubble gum."
Leonard Cohen / Waiting For The Miracle

Posted on April 07, 2005 9:21 PM in XML
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When I heard that Bloglines had added the ability to track packages via RSS, I thought it was a great idea.

Only a few days after hearing the news, I ordered some books and a CD from When my order confirmation contained a USPS tracking number for tracking my package, I thought, "hmm...maybe I'll add this to Bloglines." So I did.

In the time between then and now, I received two updates in Bloglines, the first when the package left its origin in Nevada, and the second when it was en route in Federal Way, Washington. I checked one last time tonight right before leaving work and noticed no new update, so imagine my surprise when I arrived home to find the package at my front door.

I've yet to try the service with UPS or FedEx, so maybe the tracking works a little better with those services. If not, hopefully they'll work out some of the kinks before I make my next online purchase because I really think the service is a creative use of syndication.


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