New blog feature

I added a sidebar which parses a feed of new titles that I’ve cataloged over the last couple days. Definitely a productive use of all the XML and perl skills I’ve learned in the last two months. Its just a crontab of a perl script which runs the query on our ILS’ web services api, the script parses the presented xml and spits it out into a file which is included in the template. Just a hack but its kind of nice to know I can finally put together things like this without having to pull my hair out.