vore: a new rss feed reader

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vore: a new rss feed reader 2023-03-20 over the last few weeks i have been working on an rss/atom feed reader. i named it vore, and run a hosted instance here: https://vore.website vore (noun combining form) ˌvō(ə)r, ˌvȯ(ə)r, ˌvōə, ˌvȯ(ə) : one that eats (something specified) vore is dead simple. it has 1 goal: subscribe to a list of feeds and display their posts to you. since vore consumes feeds, i thought the name was perfect!! i can't resist controversial names apparently :3 when you login to vore, you have the option to subscribe to any number of rss/atom feeds. vore will keep those feeds refreshed and present you a chronological list of the latest posts among all of your feeds, any time you want. for an example of what vore looks like, check out my personal feed page at https://vore.website/j3s cool vore facts 1. the UX was prioritized a thought a lot about the vore user experience. this led me to make some choices i'd like to explain. there is only 1 user input in vore: a huge text box that contains one feed url per line. it functions as both a "submit feeds" and a "subscribe to feeds" mechanism. you just stick the feeds you want to follow in the text box, hit update, and go about your day. i decided on not including tagging. tagging has always felt cumbersome and inaccurate to me. i prefer getting a feel for blogs on my own, which informs which links i click on. that strategy has always worked well for me! your vore feed list is always available at /<username>, which makes it convinient to access via a phone or a public computer or whatever. it also makes it easy to share your feed with a friend. 2. no os dependencies all vore dependencies (all 2 of them) were chosen because of their minimalism and self-reliance. the sqlite library i'm using reimplements sqlite in golang. this means that you do not even need to have sqlite installed in order to run vore - the database is fully embedded. if you want to run vore yourself, this should be enough: go run . yesterday i launched the public vore instance and it's already seeing quite a bit of use! $ printf 'select count(*) from user' | sqlite3 vore.db 114 😌 114 people consuming vore 😌 i plan on keeping vore.website up and maintained indefinitely & for free. please try it out and let me know what you think! shoot me an email or a toot or a matrix message or whatever! until next time~ - jes

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last updated 2023-03-20T00:00:00.000Z