Me during the day: why am I always so tired?

Me at 3 AM: I must design the database schema and update algorithm for my new RSS reader

Okay I wasn’t expecting quite the response to an off-the-cuff post about a project I’ve been talking about on and off for the last several years. I guess people really want a new RSS reader!

My initial thing is just building a subscription engine that supports authenticated private posts through a few different mechanisms and it’ll be a long time before I get any UX in place. In the meantime check out if you want the mature, stable self-hosted reader I’ve been using.

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And if you want to know more about this new project (which, I reiterate, will not be particularly usable for a long time and is initially just to prove out some protocol-level stuff), there’s a smattering of information about it on my blog, particularly at and

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also seriously please don't hold your breath expecting Subl to, like, exist anytime soon. Literally all I've written is some ideas and a sketch of a database schema, and I have a day job and a severe chronic pain disability. I do appreciate the attention but I can only do so much. :)

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Just to centralize some of what I've been saying about this, I went ahead and opened a (very placeholder) repo at

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