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Entries published on August 19, 2006

2 entries published on this date. See also: all entries published in August 2006, full archive.

A modest proposal

As a lifelong baseball fan somewhat dismayed with the currently-available coverage of the sport, I’d like to propose a change to the structure of the major leagues which might make things a bit more bearable, especially as we head into the waning days of the regular season: all it requires is adding a third league. I know this will be controversial, but bear with me.

The problem

In any given area of the country, your televised baseball viewing choices are generally limited to:

  1. The nearest major-league franchise. In my case, the Kansas City Royals. Growing up it was the Pittsburgh Pirates and the …

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Some long-overdue cleaning

It had gotten out of hand and out of control. It was impossible to deal with, and impossible to do without. It was eating more and more of my time every day, and finally I just had to kick it to the curb.

That’s right, I’m talking about my feed subscription list.

The new world order

Screenshot of my subscription list in NetNewsWire Lite, showing nine folders of feeds

It took about half an hour, but I’ve successfully pruned and reorganized my subscription list; where before the subscriptions pane in NNW Lite was a sprawling single list of pretty much everything I’ve read over the past year, now it’s a lean, mean set of folders, the …

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