Ive finally cleaned up the last of my Radio UserLand life. Ive unsubscribed from all of the websites for their products and the owners weblogs. Jake Savins long since moved on to Microsoft and Lawrence Lee is the only one steering the ship at this point. Ive unsubscribed from his weblog because its only a shadow of its former self.
Ive stopped using the software and it feels very good. NetNewsWire is good for news aggregating and most of all, it runs well on almost any Mac. This aging G3 iBook will load and use it without complaint. The switch to WordPress was a breeze, but Im still missing some content from the old days Id like to have.
The best part about the whole thing has been the utter lack of issues. I write more often because my tools dont get in the way. For example, in MarsEdit, I have a custom layout for attributed posts set in my prefs. In NetNewsWire, when I selected some of the body text of a post I wanted to quote, NNW only sent the selected part to MarsEditexactly what I would have hoped. Its a silent feature, one that you wont hear much about, but it shows that the programmer was a craftsman.
Radio UserLand has always been slapdashhurry up and write it and move on. Now that Im learning more about software programming, its errors are more obvious and more disappointing.
It served me well for years, but Im glad I finally killed my copy of Radio. [house of warwick]