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My RSS Feeds

Ok, a bit ago, I was looking for some RSS feeds. I was hoping that I would come across some real good feeds from those on a couple planets. I was in the hunt for tech/geek/Linux/FLOSS feeds. I found a few, and I'm happy with the results thus far, even though, I'm still very much on the hunt for good RSS reading.

But, first things first. I am no longer using Liferea for my RSS reader. There are a couple of reasons for this, which are just my opinion. First, I prefer web-based applications to installed binaries in just about every case. If I can reduce the memory consumption on my machine, and place it on some centralized server, I'm all over it. Second, synchronizing my feeds between multiple computers is a pain with Liferea, and I'm sure most other RSS apps. If I add feeds while at work, then I need to make sure that I export the feeds, so I can import them into my feedreader at home. If I forget, then I seem to build a completely different list at home than I do at work, and that's annoying.

Really, that's it. So, I switched to Bloglines for my feed reading. First, being a web developer, I already have my browser open testing my app. Second, the ability to add new feeds, and be able to read them regardless of my location is sweet. No more headaches. At any rate, here are my feeds that I have currently settled on. Remember, I'm looking for good tech/geek/Linux/FLOSS feeds, so if you know any...

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    <title>Bloglines Subscriptions</title>
    <datecreated>Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:14:04 GMT</datecreated>
  <outline text="blogs" >
       <outline title="Blog of helios" text="Blog of helios" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Command Line Warriors" text="Command Line Warriors" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Groklaw" text="Groklaw" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Joey Day : Syzygy" text="Joey Day : Syzygy" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Pete Ashdown's Journal" text="Pete Ashdown's Journal" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
  <outline text="creative" >
       <outline title=" releases" text=" releases" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="On My Desk:  Creative folk share the stuff on their desks" text="On My Desk:  Creative folk share the stuff on their desks" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
  <outline text="eff" >
       <outline title="EFF Action Alerts" text="EFF Action Alerts" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="EFF: Breaking News" text="EFF: Breaking News" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="EFF: Deep Links" text="EFF: Deep Links" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
  <outline text="humor" >
       <outline title="This Is Broken" text="This Is Broken" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Worse Than Failure" text="Worse Than Failure" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="" text="" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
  <outline text="news" >
       <outline title="Compiler" text="Compiler" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Cult of Mac" text="Cult of Mac" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Epicenter" text="Epicenter" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="The Fridge - Ubuntu Weekly News" text="The Fridge - Ubuntu Weekly News" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Gizmodo" text="Gizmodo" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="KernelTrap - Your source for current kernel news" text="KernelTrap - Your source for current kernel news" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="" text="" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Techdirt" text="Techdirt" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="WordPress Development Blog" text="WordPress Development Blog" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
  <outline text="planets" >
       <outline title="FootNotes - GNOME Desktop News" text="FootNotes - GNOME Desktop News" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="mozillaZine feedHouse" text="mozillaZine feedHouse" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Planet Debian" text="Planet Debian" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Planet GNOME" text="Planet GNOME" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Planet Jabber" text="Planet Jabber" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Planet Mozilla" text="Planet Mozilla" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Planet Ubuntu" text="Planet Ubuntu" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />
       <outline title="Utah Open Source Planet" text="Utah Open Source Planet" htmlUrl="" type="rss" xmlUrl="" />

Let me run over a brief reason why I read the feeds that I do:

  • Blog of Helios: Linux blog- probably the best there is. Really good stuff.
  • Command Line Warriors: Overall, good tech related articles.
  • Joey Day: Good friend of mine with tech, spiritual, and other topics. Creator of the Home Star Runner wiki, also.
  • On My Desk: I always find it fun to see others desks, and what they are doing professionally.
  • EFF: Need I say more?
  • This is Broken: Fun various problems in the advertising, marketing, manufacturing, etc, arenas. Good laughs.
  • Compiler: Wired blog about software and software-based services. Good reading.
  • Cult of Mac: Another Wired blog about everything Apple.
  • Epicinter: Yet another Wired blog about industry leaders, including Apple, Microsoft, Sun, IBM, etc.
  • Gizmodo: Gadget galore! Support the underdog, as my boss says. 🙂
  • Techdirt: What Slashdot used to be, and what it should be, but currently isn't. My favorite feed.
  • The Planets: As found in their name, posts from blogs about the specified topics.

{ 8 } Comments

  1. Adam | April 17, 2007 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for your rss list, a few of those I found pretty interesting and now suscribed to them.

  2. Jason Jones | April 17, 2007 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I used Liferea back in the day too, then tried Bloglines for awhile. But what I've been using for about a year now is Sage, the Firefox plugin. It looks nice, works pretty slick, and coupled with the Google Browser Sync, I can't lose. Whenever I setup a new computer, all I have to do is go download Sage and Browser Sync and I am in business in minutes! 🙂

  3. aleska | April 17, 2007 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this post Aaron.
    I personally use google reader.
    It would be great if you could get the rest of the planet's talking heads to post a) their reader of preference and b) what feeds they personally subscribe to.
    I hope that doesn't violate some special terms of being an Ubuntu Planeteer 😉
    But it would be cool to know what Mark , Fabian, Herman, Jeff and all the others read on a regular basis.
    Thanks and keep up the great work.

  4. nesohu | April 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    why not use Google Reader instead? Web-based, juz export your feeds inside and forget about it. Google does the rest of the work for you.

    The only downside I found so far is that there's no search toolbar. Otherwise, everything is the way I want it. 🙂

  5. Aaron | April 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Adam- Thanks. I hope to find more, and post them also.

    Jason- I haven't used Sage in a long time, but I use Google Browser Sync. I should look back into it.

    aleska- I used Google Reader also, but Bloglines is superior. I would love to see at least Planet Ubuntu show their feeds as well. I am just as curious to see what others are reading.


  6. Jeremy Teale | April 17, 2007 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the feeds. This is Broken will forever entertain me now. Unfortunately the Planets are my primary reading source so I've nothing to suggest.

  7. Aaron | April 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    nesohu- Bloglines has many advanced features that aren't yet implemented in Google Reader. Also, as you mentioned, there is no search in Google Reader, which is a major drawback. Bloglines is just superior.

    Jeremy- This is Broken is great. I love it.

  8. Jason | May 8, 2007 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Aaron, if you're not keen on a hosted service, check out Gregarius. A self-hosted web based aggregator (soooo much better than Feed on Feeds!).

    And there are plenty of plugins and themes to boot. Plenty of things you can change yourself.

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  1. [...] In my last post, I published the feeds that I read and the reader that I was using to read my feeds, namely Bloglines. Well, Bloglines wasn’t really “cutting” it for me, so I was still on the lookout for a good web-based RSS reader. After having tried many RSS desktop applications for my reading, mainly, Thunderbird, Sage in Firefox, Liferea, Straw, Akregator, and even FeedBurner, NewsGator and SharpReader in Windows, and a few web-based RSS apps, namely Google Reader, Bloglines and FeedLounge, I’ve come to the conclusion that all RSS readers suck. [...]

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