In this thread, Manton says I can make the RSS reader in MB read the feed for this blog immediately.

You can send a ping to with a POST url parameter of the RSS feed. That’ll make it update right away. Otherwise should check every few minutes unless something has gone wrong.

Not sure what he means – is it a POST request. I tried to use a GET request and it seems to have worked.

Could just be a coincidence that it checked the feed around the time I sent it the request (via the browser).

I’m going to try modifying my script to see if I can have it do both pings in the same icon click.

Update – it does seem to have been a coincidence. Now how to do a POST request from Drummer’s scripting language?