8 Aug 2008 9:00 am   //   Filed under: Technology

A series of pipes

I spent some time last night and this morning messing around with Pipes, a totally freakin’ brilliant Yahoo! service that lets you pull data from pretty much any online source, process it, and output it. This isn’t for everyone. But Pipes takes what used to be very hard programming tasks and makes them accessible to anybody. Basically, if you’ve totally mastered RSS feeds – if you pwn Google Reader – then it’s time to check out Pipes.

I used it to create something relatively simple: PDN’s Ultimate RSS Feed of Olympic Photo Blogs. But I can see a lot more possiblities with this tool.