Andy on Twitter

  • The irony of NSW having double the cases of Victoria today but imposing the most draconian and inhuman limits on Vi… ,
  • More nothing announcement from Apple. Yawn. Seriously, this is the best they could do? And why not get rid of light… ,
  • Rage against the regime, end lockdown ‘torture’ - AND- Rage against the staggering border controls in place. Having… ,
  • If you want to see Kafkaesque government bureaucracy in action, just fly in through Sydney airport at the moment -… ,
  • The demands from Business and Federal leaders to reopen Victoria is clear. What is absent is the need to open at le… ,
  • Spot on. Instead of Dictator Dan’s endless ramblings he should be updating us on what the Govt has improved. Vict… ,
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  • Gosh is awful. Just terrible. DHL can deliver packages in a week from the US. can't g… ,
  • Anytime I see a package is being delivered by I basically resign myself to not getting the package. Curren… ,
  • Think mike missed the key point of blocking and bridging which is that you still have to answer the question.... ,
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  • Love how research gets announced as evidence without providing the research or links to it. Just don't buy that thi… ,
  • The time has come for the Federal Govt to set a common standard for hot spots and get the State Govts to align with… ,
  • how other states can declare all of Melbourne a "hot spot" is nothing short of draconian and ridiculous. When will… ,
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Feed Overload

How to handle all those feeds? Rubel suggests deleting them all when it becomes too much and starting again. Even Scoble’s. What you miss most is what you’ll hunt out and reload.

While this is an interesting idea (and mirrors some of the new thinking in time management – don’t archive, just delete what you don’t need), I actually value my feeds more than that. All of them. Some were hard to find. Some I share by exchanging files with freinds and colleagues. Others I just enjoy. My approach is to keep them filed. I have a must read folder and then the rest are categorized by my bizzare collection of interests. I only open the folders and look at the feeds when I have time or my interest is sparked. I’m also a fan of Dave Winer’s River of News philosophy.

To do this I’m using NetNewsWire on my Mac and NewzCrawler on my PC. I also use FireFox (who BTW released a really anoying upgrade then other day – it wipes your themes and other extensions) – there I have a folder nestled in my toolbar with 20 of the feeds I follow most. I can then do a quick scan without opening any windows. I’ve yet to sort out the mobile thing – my damn Balckberry is already intrusive enough.

So, all of this enables me to avoid the extreme measure of deleting them at the point of maximum frustration. It’s interesting that I have more tools for reading feeds than I do for reading email. It would be easier if Exchange/Outlook emails were just feeds.

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