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Regarding duplicate feed items


It sure has been a while.

First of all, apologies for the lack of information regarding the state of SSR2. Attentive users may have seen the version number jump from v1.0.0 to v1.0.1, and v1.0.2 soon after, a few days after the launch last year. These were fixes for a few minor issues that popped up. Nothing major, mostly things relating to rare scenarios, so I felt it wasn't necessary to bring forth any change logs.

It's now been over seven months since this cute little thing went live, and it appears she's fallen a bit ill. Over the last few weeks, you may have seen the same feed item in your feed twice in a row. I have not yet discovered what's causing this because, to be perfectly honest, I haven't bothered looking.
Update: The issue has likely been resolved, for now.

Don't fear though! Just because I haven't had the time to work on SSR2 these last few months doesn't mean the site is dead. It definitely won't be going anywhere soon, and I have some nice ideas for an overhaul. After working through a few personal troubles, I will likely spend some time on rewriting most of the website, making it a better experience for you, and easier to maintain for me.

Until then, however, I probably won't put a lot of effort into the service. I sincerely apologize for any annoyance the duplicate feed item issue may be causing, but will have to ask you to bear with it until the new system is ready to take over.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding,
~ Fang

SSR2 is live!


It's finally happening!

Some time ago, I got annoyed at the lack of seriously simple RSS readers. They all offered the option to read articles inline, a feature which I barely ever use, as weird as that may seem. I wanted something way more minimalistic. Just a simple list of links would suffice. And so I set out to see what I could accomplish.

Now, almost four months of development later, it's finally finished. What started as a bit of an experiment quickly turned into a full-blown project and eventually the final product that's open for the world to use today. It's been quite the ride, but that makes it all the more satisfying.

I won't bother with the nitty-gritty details of development for now (though that may be a fun story for another time). Instead, let's all celebrate we can add yet another RSS reader to the already huge pile. Here's hoping SSR2 can find its niche in there.
And of course a launch post isn't complete without the obligatory message; if you happen to run into any odd behavior, shoot me an email and I'll look into it!

Your friendly neighborhood website administrator,
~ Fang