Birthdays and RSS

Judging by the mail we’ve gotten today, there seems to be some confusion about our RSS feed for the birthday data. (Google: RSS)

If you merely visit the site, you don’t need any of this new RSS stuff, since you see the data over there on the left under the heading “Those Born Today.” But, if you want to see that data in your RSS Aggregator, or on your personalized Google Homepage (slick!), or syndicate in your own site, that’s what the feeds are for.

We regret any confusion.

Our First Million

Wow! This month is the first month we’ve cracked 1,000,000 unique visitors. That’s almost double where we were at this time last year (547,000 unique visitors). Thanks to everyone for their support and word of mouth and linking and all that. We have some more search options in the pipeline and there’s an update ready to go; hopefully we’ll get to it tonight. Thanks again.


We’re told some users are being prompted for a username and password. Just hit cancel and the site will operate normally. Apparently our lecchblocker is serving up 401 errors instead of 404s and some browsers are interpreting that as a need to pop up an authentication dialog. We do not require a username and password. Being lazy means we don’t want to have to deal with memberships and that stuff. Maybe down the line we’ll have something like the IMDB, but until then, just hit cancel until we get it straightened out. Thanks.