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Stuff II

Hm, this was a good day.

  • I have unsubscribed 10 mailing lists or so today. More time. Good feeling.
  • My btscanner package has entered Debian unstable today. btscanner is a Kismet-like tool "designed specifically to extract as much information as possible from a Bluetooth device without the requirement to pair. A detailed information screen extracts HCI and SDP information, and maintains an open connection to monitor the RSSI and link quality".
  • I have upgraded my DSL contract to another one which is almost as cheap as the previous one, but gives me ca. 700 K/s instead of 120 K/s. Good deal ;)
  • I have upgraded to Xorg 7.0 today, and nothing broke!!!1 Great stuff.

Unsubscribing from mailing lists and RSS feeds

Frederico Oliveira talks about some interesting issues regarding the information overload most of us are experiencing. He unsubscribed from several RSS feeds in order to cut down the mass of information.

I'm goint to do the same thing, too. My first step was to reduce the amount of daily email, though. I have just finished unsubscribing from 16 mailing lists which I don't really read very often (this automatically reduces the amount of spam I get, too). I'm left with ca. 80 mailing lists now. I'll probably remove some more and concentrate on those which I really need and/or read regularly.

The next step is to unsubscribe from several RSS feeds, but that's not that much of an issue. I find tracking RSS feeds easier and more manageable than tracking mailinglists (not sure why). For the statistics freaks, I currently subscribe to ca. 320 feeds, but I read way more of them regularly than I do with mailing lists...

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