Well, turns out he does. Actually, lots of things, but this one in particular. Drat him.
So I signed up online, as we do in this Brave New Information Age, for Newsgator, which, truth be told, seems to handle the task well and plays nicely with RSS and XML, even to the point of aggregating content from Blogspot domains that I can't get at from inside the institutional firewall. Perfect.
Bloody heck. It's Monday morning, I looked at the thing twice on the weekend, and there are 69 new articles to view (excluding all personal blogs, which, of course, I wouldn't be reading at work, oh no, not at all).
I know, I know... I should stop whining, I asked for it. It's sort-of necessary that I scan the articles in these journals (like some others of you that read this blog... BK, TRT (probably), et al. - the rest of you can count yourselves lucky). This is a much better solution than the alternative endless parade of email announcements, which get randomly spam-trapped/ignored/deleted out of hand.
Anyway, this is merely the most recent episode in the Neverending Story Of How Ricardipus Got His Groove On With 21st Century Technology©. Next week - how to encode mp3 files from four-track cassette tapes and upload them to the web, using an aging Pentium II with no CD burner, no internet connection, and a parallel port Zip drive. It's a new definition of pain, believe me.
Gotta go read some RSS now. Argh.