Bad online is as good as good offline

Bloglines went down. Again. They claim it to be for only half an hour. I don’t know. For me it felt like eternity, as this was my news reading half hour.

I don’t buy the power outage. It happenned way too often to them. By now, the most retarded person would have figured out how to avoid such situations. And Bloglines staff is way above retarded. There some pretty smart people over there.

Anyway. It’s when my mind is left with nothing to poke at for such long periods of time, I get all sorts of stupid ideas. This time, I questioned the benefits of online RSS aggregator. I figured that if my computer is up, I want to read some blogs. And so, I should use an offline RSS aggregator.

Akregator is pretty good. It’s fast, intuitive, and works nicely with the rest of the KDE. It also imported my latest backup of Bloglines subscriptions (OPML) without any problems. Reorganizing is easier and faster with Akregator, because it’s a local application, and because it supports nested folders for feeds. Next version even boasts support for tags. We’ll see.

I’ll use it for the time being. Maybe I’ll go back to Bloglines. Maybe I’ll find something else. Or maybe I’ll stay with Akregator.

P.S.: Just so that you know, since I bought my notebook, it became my primary computer and I rarely use any other. Although I still dream of synhronization.

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