Let's discuss something that I found quite useful: reading feeds with modest.
I like reading feeds; whenever I need to wait for something (e.g. waiting for the food during a romantic dinner), I like to read something interesting - software, science, culture, whatever. Now, while there is a feedreader on my N810, obviously I'd prefer to use modest for that.
Well, that's perfectly possible using feed2imap. I am assuming a Ubuntu/Debian system here, but it should work for other systems as well, mutatis mutandis.
- install feed2imap and libopenssl-ruby on your system;
- create a ~/.feed2imaprc file, it should look something like this (assuming you're using Gmail/IMAP):
- name: Planet Maemo
- name: Ririan Project
- name: Boing Boing
- name: ScienceDaily Headlines
Obviously, you'll have to change the username/password;
- Note: if your are already using a different feedreader (such as Liferea), you can export your existing feedlist to an .opml-file. You can then convert this to a config file for feed2imap:
$ feed2imap-opmlimport ~/feedlist.opml > ~/.feed2imaprc
(you'll have to hand-edit it a bit as above)
That's it! Now you can periodically run feed2imap, and you'll always have something interesting in your mailbox.