inessential by Brent Simmons

How I use tag subscriptions

I subscribe to a few tag subscriptions aside from pictures of cats from Flickr.

osxcli at is one of my favorites. Lots of good stuff for Terminal nerds and would-bes.

I also subscribe to cocoa, sqlite, and of course tags for our own software.

They all go into a group named Tags. Since these feeds are not really breaking-news feeds, I set a custom refresh interval of nine hours, and I set them to get skipped during a manual refresh. This is important, by the way—it’s nicer to the folks behind these services if you refresh only as much as really makes sense.

(I chose nine hours instead of eight so that I would be surprised. I like it when some things don’t happen at the same time every day.)