PollHow many feeds do you watch?
      – BorgClown, 2009-07-25 at 01:37:51   (17 comments)

On 2009-07-25 at 01:41:01, BorgClown wrote...
As a developer, one of my favorite updates is The Daily WTF: http://syndication.thedailywtf.com/TheDailyWtf The Error'd is so-so, but the stories are usually well written and entertaining.
On 2009-07-25 at 18:09:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Google Reader says I have 80 feeds subscribed. Seems like a lot.
On 2009-07-26 at 15:24:15, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://discussionator.com/feeds.html
On 2009-07-27 at 09:21:20, Thelevellers wrote...
I have never fed on anything from the internet... Seeign as I have had nothing much else to do but surf the net I enjoy having to remember and getting back-logs of things to go through... This may change in September (I hope it does! I need a social life... :P )
On 2009-07-27 at 11:31:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
What I really need is a way to disable the StumbleUpon button whilst still being able to look at reviews, etc. And some way to prevent myself from just switching it back on. (-:
On 2009-07-28 at 05:26:00, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Oh crap, must resist compulsion for checking the ones I don't know...
On 2009-07-28 at 05:28:41, BorgClown wrote...
@Thelevellers: The feeds are actually a time saver, that's why most sites have their own. You let them collect for hours or days, and then skim the headers for the ones to catch your attention. Very convenient, and very adaptable to the amount of free time you happen to have any particular day.
On 2009-07-28 at 06:51:41, BorgClown wrote...
I think it's only fair to reciprocate. The English-only non-personal part of my feeds, exported to OPML from Liferea. It'll automatically erase after a month, no need to keep my rubbish around. http://pastebay.com/34114
On 2009-07-28 at 07:50:03, Lee J Haywood wrote...
They're not really a time saver. They're a way to read more stuff more efficiently, but you're still ending up reading more stuff than you'd bother to or find time to otherwise. It's like buying something to 'save' money - you're still spending money. (-:
On 2009-07-28 at 07:51:18, Lee J Haywood wrote...
A bit like going to http://popurls.com every day - you don't actually need to go there, even if it's really interesting...
On 2009-07-29 at 02:04:49, BorgClown wrote...
I find that Feeds let me quickly ignore duplicate news. Also, I like to let them grow for a couple of days, then pick the most attractive headers to read. IT really feels like time saving because I read the bodies of less than 10% of the items. I used to subscribe to email lists, but feeds are more co9nvenient. Before mailing lists, I used to visit homepages, which was OK for a couple of sites, but not for the plethora of information we have in these days. The envision the next step as a personal search engine who can be adjusted to pick most of the things you would, and then you pick the results even further.
On 2009-07-29 at 02:06:34, BorgClown wrote...
FFS, my grammer is getting increasingly rott'n. Time to change the keyboard batts =)
On 2010-05-12 at 13:05:51, Thelevellers wrote...
Searching the archives for something else brought this up again - I thought I'd update it. I am now an RSS fan! Still small fry - in the 20 or less category - but they are great, addictive, and even useful! :)
On 2010-05-15 at 19:04:22, BorgClown wrote...
The only thing I regret about RSS is that they keep me from reading books. Before having this distraction I read books a lot. I tried to compensate by not watching TV, but all these modern microtime consumers really take their toll.
On 2010-05-15 at 23:37:36, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I've noticed the exact same thing. I'm halfway through a book that I put down 6 months ago, and I've only just picked it up again this week. I used to read right before bed, but even that allocated time has been lost to the addiction to RSS and such (although I do go out a lot more now).
On 2010-05-17 at 08:46:37, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, the internet in general is bad for that, it's why I'm trying to keep my RSS feed numbers down. I have a weekly newspaper subscription that I often find I haven't read before a new issue arrives - let alone adding books into the mix! I have also recently found a new girlfriend who I chat to on Pidgin a lot now, so that takes even more of my time up. I like reading books too, but now they have to be really well written and/or a gripping storyline or it takes me months and months to finish them :( I might have to go stay at my parents again like last summer - there's NOTHING to do but read books and play guitar there! I got through more books in the 6 weeks I spent there last summer than I had in the previous two years pretty much!
On 2010-05-22 at 05:14:37, BorgClown wrote...
So, I watch almost no TV, I've changed my gaming (focusing on logic games instead of the ones that require hours of practice to play proficiently), and my work hours are more reasonable now, almost all weekends are mine again. But I *really* need to learn to let some knowledge and novelties pass. Recently I got in love with http://StackOverflow.com, a very nice site for developers and CS students, the problem is, I have to let go interesting questions and answers for the sake of time, otherwise I'd spent hours at work on that site.