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Lately I've been looking for a web-based RSS/Atom reader. This is because I've started working and want to catch up on my feeds from work as well as from home. The first such service I tried (yesterday) is Bloglines. Registration was straightforward. However, I then noticed several problems with it:

  1. It only has top-level categories to categorise the feeds, not sub-categories (and sub-sub-categories, etc.) like Akregator (the feed reader for KDE which I'm using at home) has.
  2. Possibly as a result of it, or due to a different bug, it failed to properly import the OPML file that akregator exported.
  3. Bloglines displays many recent messages (200 or so) from the archive of messages of the feed that it keeps in one huge page, that takes a lot of time to load, and overloads the memory.
  4. Some functions failed to work in Konqueror 3.5.x and I had to switch to Firefox.

In short, I didn't find it good enough for me to use. I think I'll try Google Reader next and then maybe try to install Gregarius and see if I like it. (even though I'd prefer a hosted solution).


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Jan. 4th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
My thoughts.
Hi Shlomi!
I'd like to share some of my late feelings with you.
Actually i am not the only one who feels that you tend to neglect your pubic creations every time you find a job.
Last year it was when you suddenly announced that you are about to start a new job in a company called "OLE`!!1" (Or something like that)and going to decrease the amount of time you spend on Open-Source activities in israel.
And now, since you started your new job as a kernel hacker you gradually pay less attention to your HOMESITE and the apex of it is today- when the site is completely DOWN!

This pattern of behavior is egoistic and stands in contrast to all of the common Open-Source sacred values!
Jan. 4th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
Re: My thoughts.
Thanks for reporting the fact that my homesite was down. It was a problem with my hosting provider, which was not my fault. In any case, the site is now up again.
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