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Reading via RSS

What do you use to follow the variety of different blogs you visit? Is it a particular RSS reader? Do you use one of the subscribe via email options that some have available? Or were you like me prior to my introduction to NewsFire and simply visited every site you liked? The reason I ask is that I’m in somewhat of a bind when it comes to keeping track of the different RSS feeds I used to follow.

As I’ve never made the switch from Tiger to Leopard, I’ve slowly found that support for an old timer like me has begun to dwindle. Many of the newer apps out there don’t bother to code for Tiger, while others have slowly converted newer versions to require that Leopard be the OS X of choice. So it was with much sadness that I didn’t read the change log for NewsFire carefully before an upgrade only to find that by running on Tiger, I was no longer able to keep track of life. What’s worse, is I had not backed up the list of feeds I had been following so I lost much of my favourite content.

After a quick search for an adequate replacement, I came across NetNewsWire and figured my problems were solved. Well, guess what I went and did today when the app promptly told me to upgrade? That’s right – another “Tiger Keep Out” sign appeared and Chris was again out of luck.

So here I sit, about two weeks out of date of from all my favourite feeds, and don’t know what to do. Can you help a poor kid out? Or should I simply bite the bullet and upgrade to Leopard?

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7 Comments

  1. two weeks isn’t that bad unless you follow people who post more then once a day. :/

    guess you gotta upgrade if its saying to upgrade :/
    .-= Kimm´s latest blog post: Farewell my feathered friend =-.

    • A number of people I follow post 2 or 3 times a day, which is why I switched to the RSS reader in the first place – I just couldn’t keep up or remember if I had read something or not.

  2. I use Bloglines… but it’s a little finicky sometimes. I heard Google Reader is pretty good though!

    Can’t hurt to upgrade though 😉
    .-= VancityAllie´s latest blog post: NEW FISH AND PLANTS FOR THE TANK =-.

  3. Charles Ravndal

    August 24, 2009 — 2:42 pm

    I rarely use my feedreader instead. I am using FeedDemon. Btw, I noticed your images have nice caption. Are you using a plugin or is it embedded in your CSS?
    .-= Charles Ravndal´s latest blog post: Abracadabra =-.

    • It’s in the CSS coded with this theme. Take a look below if any of the code is useful:
      /* Misc */

      .highlight {
      color: #222;
      font-weight: bold;
      }

      .cleared {
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      clear: both;
      }

      .alignleft {
      float: left;
      margin: 5px 10px 5px 0;
      }
      .alignright {
      float: right;
      margin: 5px 0 5px 10px;
      }
      .aligncenter,
      div.aligncenter {
      margin: 10px auto;
      text-align: center;
      display: block;
      }

      img.alignleft {
      float: left;
      margin: 5px 10px 5px 0;
      }
      img.alignright {
      float: right;
      margin: 5px 0 5px 10px;
      }
      img.aligncenter {
      margin: 10px auto;
      text-align: center;
      display: block;
      }

      .wp-caption {
      border: 1px solid #ddd;
      text-align: center;
      background-color: #f3f3f3;

      padding-top: 4px;

      /* optional rounded corners for browsers that support it */

      -moz-border-radius: 3px;

      -khtml-border-radius: 3px;

      -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
      border-radius: 3px;
      }

      .wp-caption img {
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      border: none;
      }

      .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
      font-size: 11px;
      line-height: 17px;
      padding: 0 4px 5px;
      margin: 0;
      color: #111;
      }

  4. I am struggling with these same issues. I feel there has to be SOME way to keep up with the few-thousand-or-so people I have met on the internet. Netchick sent me.
    .-= Thebluestbutterfly´s latest blog post: Vigil at the Top(Second from the top while my mother is still ill.) =-.

    • With all the troubles, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to Snow Leopard which has given me back use of NewsFire. I just wish I had saved my OPML file before I nuked the old version. Fail on my part.

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