The Deal With RSS

How/why I use it.

I wrote this for Blake, but then I figured some of you might not really know why I like RSS, so here we go:

Skier Wysz (1:39:23 AM): ok the deal with RSS... the way i use it
Skier Wysz (1:39:32 AM): i have NetNewsWire, which is Mac-only
ShkenBlke2 (1:39:37 AM): ok
Skier Wysz (1:39:48 AM): i keep it open all the time in the background, without any windows open
Skier Wysz (1:39:53 AM): it just sits in my dock
Skier Wysz (1:40:05 AM): and every 30 min, scans my rss subscriptions
ShkenBlke2 (1:40:11 AM): ok
Skier Wysz (1:40:31 AM): if one of the sites is updated, the icon displays a number to indicate how many new entries there are
ShkenBlke2 (1:40:38 AM): ah
ShkenBlke2 (1:40:55 AM): so it is amazingly cooler like almost everything else on macs
Skier Wysz (1:40:58 AM): from there, if i right click on the icon, i can see which sites are updated, and what the headlines are
Skier Wysz (1:41:19 AM): and decide if i want to read any of them, or just mark them as read and reset the counter
Skier Wysz (1:41:32 AM): so instead of checking everyone's site 50 times a day
Skier Wysz (1:41:42 AM): i know within a half hour or less if something new is on the net
Skier Wysz (1:41:53 AM): and i waste no time checking unupdated sites
ShkenBlke2 (1:42:08 AM): th@ kinda takes the whole fun outa procrastinating though, th@ means i'd actually have to do work more often
ShkenBlke2 (1:42:15 AM): its a double edged sword 4 sure
Skier Wysz (1:42:41 AM): yeah, it makes your procrastination more efficient i suppose
ShkenBlke2 (1:42:56 AM): now th@s an oxymoron if i've ever heard one

Posted: Sunday - November 14, 2004 at 10:43 PM