The Recurse Center Joy of Computing feed doesn't work in Newsblur


The Recurse Center has started a blog called Joy of Computing

They link an atom feed ( which validates as an atom feed, but it doesn’t work with Newsblur. Is is possible to get this in NewsBlur, or do I need to ask them to publish an RSS feed as well?


This is bizarro. I’m not entirely sure why it’s happening, but if you use a browser the RSS feed loads fine. But when I use Python, I get a webpage. Even if I spoof the request to look like its coming from a browser.

>>> import requests
>>> requests.get('', {'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 10_3_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/603.1.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0 Mobile/14E304 Safari/602.1'}).content[:100]
'<!doctype html>\n<html>\n<head>\n  <title>Joy of Computing</title>\n  <meta charset="utf-8">\n\n    <meta '

If they could check it by running the python script above on their end that’ll help fix it.


thanks! I’ve tweeted to them:

I’ll follow up here with their response or fix :smile:


I added when the site launched and my feed works:


That worked, thank you!