Posted by: spiralofhope | 2010-02-16

rss2email, and a rant on usability-apathy

moved to http://blog.spiralofhope.com/rss2email-and-a-rant-on-usability-apathy.html

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  1. so what i had in mind was this. is there a way for me to run “r2e run” without having to load all the feeds? I just want to run for example r2e run (feed 1)?

    • Off the top of my head I don’t think it’s possible to update one single feed from the list, but I can’t remember.

      I did end up playing with rss2email a bit more, but it ended up falling down flat. I haven’t gotten around to writing a follow-up blog post to discuss that though..

      While I was experimenting, I did conceive of a way to add and remove feeds in an external list and keep track of things in such a way that rss2email could only update one feed at a time, and only for items past a certain date etc..

      But before I could get into that scripting, I gave up on rss2email and I can’t really remember why. My notes are pretty vague too. There was a huge issue with getting it working with one of my mail providers, and it kept on sending duplicate emails.

      It basically failed at doing what it was made to do..

  2. Hi *whew*.

    Anyway, sometimes gui is good. I for one found your website because this rss2email thing takes so much time to figure out.

    “Usability apathy” yes, i think they did that on purpose. Because there are far better versions of rss2email applications (desktop and web) that are easier to use – but costs something.

    I for one have a top secret application to this rss2email python script, unfortunately because I am so scatter brained I took up one whole day to figure out the darn thing. Yeah, I am not so smart and all, if you feel like helping me, I’ve got a question. Might be the wrong place but all heck all the other places are not responding.


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