January 5, 2004
@ 08:37 AM

A few hours after my recent post about Roy's problems subscribing to feeds not being reproduible on my machine I stumbled on the following excerpt  from a post by Ted Leung

I've played with RSS Bandit and there were some recent laudatory posts about the latest versions, so this morning I downloaded a copy (after doing Windows update for Win2K on the Thinkpad, rebooting, installing a newer version of the .NET framework, and rebooting...) and installed it. Things seemed fine, at least until I started adding feeds. The first two feeds I added were hers and mine. RSS Bandit choked on both. Now we have a internal/external network setup, complete with split DNS and a whole bunch of other stuff. I figured that might be a problem, and started tweaking. The deeper I got, the more I realized it wasn't going to work. I foresaw many pleas for technical support followed by frustration -- I mean, *I* was frustrated. So I dumped that and went for Plan B, as it were.

What's truly weird about his post is that I was reading it in RSS Bandit which means reading his feed works fine for me on my machine but for some reason didn't work with his. In fact, I just checked his wife's blog and again no problems reading it in RSS Bandit. *sigh*

I suspect gremlins are to blame for this...