I must admit I wasn’t sold on the online options, nothing seems to be quite to the same standard and maturity and a short stint with theoldreader.com showed me weird behavior such as feeds not refreshing, entries showing twice…
So I went with my initial thought and looked at self-hosting. Tiny Tiny RSS does the job but isn’t very pretty and more importantly its auto-update feature every couple of minutes (as far as I can see, this can’t be configured) confuses the company firewall, which ends up requiring authentication (I am running Tiny Tiny RSS behind HTTP authentication) every single time. Not a great browsing experience!
Next in my list of experiments is Lilina. No categories and still in alpha but looks pretty, nice three panes home page and no auto-update, you press the update button yourself, which suits me better. However there isn’t any button to mark posts as read…
Always found WAMP too big, too heavy and in the end never doing what I wanted it to do. I thought I would try something different and a quick research failing to provide an easy option for an equivalent package using NGYNX instead of apache, I settled for Z-WAMP, which is lightweight and doesn’t require installation, and works perfectly so far, see http://zwamp.sourceforge.net/ for details.
Original reference – http://torrentfreak.com/free-access-to-dozens-of-anonymous-vpns-via-new-university-project-130324/
SoftEther VPN – Open Source VPN software
VPN Gate Plug-in for SoftEther VPN that automatically lists all anonymous VPNs registered with the project that you can connect with.
Note: In order to have SoftEther VPN with the VPN Gate plug-in, you need to download a special version with the plug-in embedded at http://www.vpngate.net/en/download.aspx.
Tutorial – http://www.vpngate.net/en/howto_softether.aspx