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Welcome back bloglines

I’ve been keeping a close eye on my bloglines feeds since it started acting up in the beginning of August and it appears that most of the issues(if not all) are resolved. So I’ve gone back to it as my main RSS aggregator. Gregarius is a great peice of software, but the main area it lacked for me was efficiency. What does that mean? Well, basically I can get through my feeds faster on bloglines for some reason. I’m not sure why, but skimming through hundreds of new entries takes a lot longer using Gregarius than bloglines.

Now I haven’t given up on Gregarius, in fact I will continue to use it, but I will play more with the develpment version than the stable. This is a project I’m very interested in watching and using.

Bloglines still not right, but there is hope

From the bloglines blog:

We are aware that some users have been seeing inaccurate counts on their subscription lists. This is related to the maintanance we performed Wednesday, August 3rd which included upgrades to our databases. Unfortunately, due to the massive amount of data we store, many of the systems are taking a few days to catch up with work. There is no loss of data or functionality, but the sheer size of the synchronization is causing the inaccuracies in count to occur. We are working to speed up the synchronization and remove this bottleneck from the system in the future. In the meantime, we apologize for this inconvenience and disruption to your Bloglines reading rituals.

– The Bloglines Team