After spending most of last week helping out with tutorials during this summer school, I only managed to check my email occasionally, and I used a different computer each time. At home I've got used to using the Firefox plugin Sage to catch up on the news and various people's blogs, so last week I actually had to remember urls! Now I have a little script that sits on the server and checks a list of feeds once an hour. It downloads the xml files, parses them using a handy perl module, and writes the results to a webpage. This should make life easier in future. Wow, the power of perl.
Actually, I'm very impressed with the company that host my site. The module I wanted to use was not installed so I emailed technical support to find out if it could be. Within an hour or so they had installed it, and on a Saturday as well!