scRambler on Shanghai

scRambler recently put together a page on Shanghai. It’s loaded with all the sites he likes related to this crazy city. That’s cool in itself, but what makes the page especially intresting to me is that it uses MagpieRSS to pull in info from RSS feeds and then hides most of it, giving users the option to view it with a visibility toggle script. I was thinking of using a similar method for something of my own, so it’s good to see it in action first, and to know where to get the necessary components.

It just so happens that the latest version of MagpieRSS is also probably the best solution to Matthew’s question about how to display the latest additions to the CBL on one’s own blog. When I get a chance I’ll try to add a how-to to the CBL, but I’m too busy with work and school right now.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Hey, just a quick question about your schooling.

    I’ve heard that taking courses in a language which isn’t your native tongue is much harder, to the point that you might only get 50% as much out of the course as a native speaker. Is this something that you worry about or have had to work to overcome?


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