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RSS aggregation

So, I have been fascinated by RSS feeds lately. I spend a crapload of time surfing the same sites over and over again, and so it occurred to me that some aggregation was in order.

Most people that I knew used RSS with a standalone client to view RSS feeds, which is nice, but not what I wanted at all. (Not to mention that I couldn’t find one worth a crap that didn’t require installing the entirity of GNOME).

So, I finally got on it, and created a section of RSS aggregation for my personal use (and anyone else’s, if they want!). I built it using magpie, an RSS toolkit written in PHP. It made the whole thing pretty simple, really. In addition, while in the process of looking for good news feeds, I discovered newsisfree.com, a site with RSS feeds (some scraped) for just about anything you can think of.