Archive for August, 2010

Blog Reading Solved

I wrote a while ago about my blog-reading woes.  Those woes are now over!

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen, of Gnus and gmane fame, has now brought us gwene — an RSS to NNTP gateway.  You enter the feeds you want to read, and soon they show up as newsgroups in gmane.  Thanks also should go to Ted Zlanatov, for bringing this up on the gmane discussion list, and thus getting it all rolling.

I haven’t quite retired my rss2email cron job, but that is mostly out of laziness.  Any day now.

Normally I am unhappy about the whole SaaS trend, but gmane gets a pass.  I am not sure if it is because Lars seems trustworthy, or because NNTP is so obviously a fringe interest, or because gmane is at least theoretically replaceable in the event of the worst.