Well, it's official. Last Friday I switched to NetNewsWire Lite even after I managed to break it. I've found that AmpehtaDesk is a memory hog and I simply don't have the time to deal with upgrading, making sure that AmphetaOutlines works on it, and the various other things I'd like done.

Don't get me wrong, AmphetaDesk is great. I've written about it before and even patched it. It's good stuff. Really. I'll probably tinker with it again after the book is done.

Two good things have happened as a result of the switch. First, I don't read blogs at work anymore. That means I get more work done. Secondly, when I do read blogs I spend less time doing it. NNW, as a desktop app, is simply way faster than AmphetaDesk running on one of my co-located servers. It's the age-old fat client vs. thin client argument.

I just saw Brent's NetNewsWire Pro 1.0b9 announcement and read thru the changelog. He fixed my bug. Woohoo! Thanks Brent. (I actually spent an hour of Friday manually "importing" all 155 RSS feeds from my old subscriptions file.)

I'll be a paying customer for the release vesrsion of NNW Pro when it's out. It's a great product. In the meantime, I'll be sure to exercise the latest NNW Pro beta.

Sometime soon I'll have to describe the blog organization I'm using in NNW.

Posted by jzawodn at January 14, 2003 10:03 PM

Reader Comments
# Skadz said:

Now you just need to fix your RSS feeds, so that full content is available via them. I switched to Straw recently (a Gnome2 desktop aggregator) and though it makes reading most blogs much easier, those that only have partial content in their RSS feeds, I still have to go to the web for :(


on January 15, 2003 07:47 AM
# Morbus Iff said:

Boo! Hiss! <G>

on January 15, 2003 02:03 PM
# Preteen said:


on October 5, 2004 06:04 AM
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