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Counting unread items is HARD

I mean, if google can get it wrong, I have an ex­cuse, right?

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See how at the same time you see:

  • At the left: "All items (8)"

  • At the top-­­cen­ter: "8 new item­s"

  • In the tree: 8 items

  • In the list: 14 new items

Each of those num­bers can get out of sync with each oth­er if you do some­thing the "wrong" way.

But what the heck, it seems as of r678 urssus does it right. The list of un­read posts even up­dates when you have it open adding the new posts in the right places with­out dis­turb­ing you, and keep­ing the right num­bers ev­ery­where, AFAIC­S!

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So here, in uRSSUs:

  • 13 un­read ar­ti­­cles in the "Un­read Ar­ti­­cles" item

  • 13 in "All Feed­s"

  • 13 adding each fold­er

  • 13 in the ar­ti­­cle list

Sad­ly, this is all post-0.2.11 re­lease.

uRSSus 0.2.11 is out!

Since I did some neat cod­ing on it yes­ter­day and to­day, I de­cid­ed it was a good mo­ment to re­lease uRSSus 0.2.11 in­to the wild.

It does­n't look much dif­fer­ent from 0.2.9 but it works much, much bet­ter.

Gone are the crazy dis­ap­pear­ing/du­pli­cate feeds when drag­ging/­drop­ping in the feed tree.

Gone is the bro­ken up­date sched­uler, and now feeds up­date smooth­ly.

Gone are the in­con­sis­tent dis­plays (like All feeds <> Un­read item­s)

Gone is the CPU guz­zling

Gone seems to be the DB lock­ing and IO churn­ing.

Sad­ly, gone is the DB schema mi­gra­tion be­cause I can't get miruku to work with cur­rent alche­my/mi­grate/Elixir. Since I don't re­mem­ber if the DB schema changed since 0.2.9 this may be bad ... or not. Back­up, friend­s. Ex­port to OPML and back. What­ev­er, this is al­pha stuff ;-)

So, head to the uRSSus home­page and take a look. Maybe you will like it!

Urssus update: 12/2/2009

Yes, af­ter months of do­ing noth­ing, I hve made some changes in uRSSus, my RSS ag­gre­ga­tor.

Ba­si­cal­ly, I re­moved the Qt MVC tree for feeds and re­placed it with a old, re­li­able item-based tree.

And now, mag­i­cal­ly you can drop feeds in­to fold­er­s, sort feeds by un­read coun­t, and it all seems to work.

I am prob­a­bly the on­ly uRSSus us­er in the world, so I am not both­er­ing with a re­lease un­til I kick the beast in­to shape with at least some nice fea­tures, but it's some­thing.

Brightness Reef (Uplift Storm Trilogy, #1)

Review:

It starts as a hard read, but it works like a snow­bal­l, things get faster and stronger, and fun, and then it all ex­plodes in the fi­nal pages, and you re­al­ize this is about 1/3rd of the book, since it's one of those trilo­gies that are more like a hu­mon­gous book that ran in­to a cleaver.

I start­ed the next vol­ume im­me­di­ate­ly.

This blog is over 9 years old.

On my lat­est dis­ap­pear­ance, this blog turned 9 years old. I start­ed it (in ad­voga­to, where you can still read it, BTW), on Jan­u­ary 17th, 2000.

It is cur­rent­ly my longest-run­ning pro­jec­t, since at the time I lived in a dif­fer­ent province, have had sev­er­al girl­friends (and a wed­ding), I had two or more job­s, start­ed one com­pa­ny, went through about 9 pres­i­dents, and of course, there's my boy Juan:

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BTW: his grand­fa­ther took that pic­ture. Looks a bit dan­ger­ous, does­n't it? It prob­a­bly was. But that's ok, there's like an inch of sand in case he fel­l. I need to talk to him ;-)

All things con­sid­ered, awe­some 9 years. I need to ac­tu­al­ly re­mem­ber for the 10th aniver­sary.


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