Bugzilla in the news
I like to know how Bugzilla’s being talked about out in the world, so I subscribe to Google’s handy news and blog alert services where you can put in keywords and they’ll send you an email every time a new blog or news article shows up containing that/those keywords. This works really well, except that you also get a bunch of crap with it. People who post to message boards with “Bugzilla” as a username. Message posts on insect websites about this huge bug someone found. Articles about modified VW Beetles that have been turned into monster trucks. Every mention in anyone’s blog about bug reports for any number of major projects that use Bugzilla for their bug trackers. Etc Etc Etc.
I’ve long desired to create an RSS feed where I could collect that and republish all those links without all the cruft in it, i.e. just the stuff that was actually about Bugzilla as a product/project. I really like Jon Gruber’s feed, where he puts the link and the title and a small blurb of his own comments about it. Note that the linked title goes to the article being talked about, not an entry on his blog, which is the key feature I’m looking for (and what makes it different than just creating a category for it in the blog). Something just like that would be awesome if there were a plugin for WordPress that would do it. I’ve searched on and off and never found anything that would do this. If anyone knows of one, please let me know in the comments here.