Here's a fun little hack. For a while now, Google has offered people a way to customize their homepage (to do this, you need a Google account). This allows you to add things like RSS feeds by URL, or certain other bits (like weather, quote of the day, or Gmail) that Google has pre-defined.
They recently released an API that enables you to customize the content even further by creating (in Google parlance) a "gadget": for example, you can parse an RSS feed and format it yourself in HTML. This is especially useful for Daily Verse feeds: i don't generally want to see a reference to a verse, i want the verse content itself.
So i've put together a Google gadget that parses the ESV's Daily Verse RSS feed and displays the verse content, along with the reference (hyperlinked to the ESV site). To get it (assuming you have a Google homepage),
- Click on the "Add Content" link on the upper left
- On the next page, click on the "Add by URL" link (to the right of the "Search Homepage Content" button)
- Paste http://www.semanticbible.com/blogos/gems/dailyverse.xml into the box and click Add
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