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What about InstaDisc?

Oh dear. About a month after I started developing InstaDisc, I was notified by Bluemonkey that things such as client side RSS readers did exist in this realm. I knew that, but it had elapsed my memory for about a year. Poop.

Now, I wonder, what is to come of InstaDisc? The only real difference I can see between InstaDisc and RSS (other than the fact that InstaDisc seems to be a whole lot more complicated) is that InstaDisc offers Push technology to INSTAntly notify you of your fixes--I mean subscriptions--instantly. However, this only works with clients that are simply behind a modem without a router in between.

So, I ask now, what should I do with InstaDisc? Discontinue it? Continue it? Completely destroy it? Run off and cry? Pass out and cry? It's up to you, readers of Four Island. Well, it's probably actually up to me, but I really like it when you people comment!

I guess, then, that InstaDisc isn't much use. I'm sad. So anyway, I guess you peoples should use Liferea Feed Reader, if on a Linux-based system, otherwise Mozilla Thunderbird is also pretty good.

Hatkirby on December 3rd, 2008 at 12:32:34pm
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Sorry Hatkirby for disillusioning you, but it's better to realise now than further down the pipeline. Personally, I don't think InstaDisc is worth continuing, but it's up to you. I don't think having push RSS feeds is that important, surely it wouldn't matter if you weren't notified instantly, but on a short delay?

I use MS Outlook 2007 for my RSSSS goodies.

Bluemonkey on December 7th, 2008 at 6:42:28pm

It's ok, Bluemonkey, if you hadn't told me then, I'd have found out later, perhaps after I completely finished writing it. And then I would be angry. :)

I don't really think it's worth continuing, because RSS works fine and is less complicated than InstaDisc. And the percentage of people for whom the push method would actually work would be minimal, because most people use routers now.

I only cared a lot about the instant notification because I want to be as productive as possible. However, I realize that the method I was using with RSS (with each subscription in the Firefox bookmarks bar instead of in a read RSS client) didn't allow for much productivity.

I use Mozilla Thunderbird for U3 so I can have all of my email, all of my RSS, anywhere I go. :)

Hatkirby on December 7th, 2008 at 6:46:16pm

Good, as long as you have a good solution, there are no problems!

Bluemonkey on December 9th, 2008 at 8:30:34pm
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