I've recently fallen in love with Yahoo again
Inspired by Haayman (a runsat user) I've been using Yahoo pipes to manipulate the site RSS output into more human friendly form.
The latest bit of this is here: http://pipes.yahoo.com/runsaturday/osmfeed -
For the pipe in use see http://pipes.yahoo.com/runsaturday/osmfeed?_render=rss&weight=2&color=0x0000ff&height=180&width=300&targetuser=Hollywoof
Inspired by http://blog.pipes.yahoo.net/2009/06/01/using-yql-execute-to-power-the-pipes-webservice-module/ this pipe just shows how developed the web is now...
- it gets data from runsat
- processes that data
- processes the data some more
- spits out some new RSS which can then be consumed by web pages - e.g. by http://hollybar.blogspot.com
Of course, all of this could also be seen as fragile - it relies on external web services, but these are all on Yahoo! - so not too fragile (I hope!).
The programmable web - I love it!