I have been using FreshRSS for a while as reader. I am interested in adding additional functionality to it. E.g. pushing entries from my reader to my clippings in Obsidian, or like Peter does, being able to push the things I favourite to my blog. Basically I am after the ‘social reader‘, where I respond to things and collect things directly from my reader. However I’m nowhere near capable enough to roll my own stuff building on existing IndieWeb tools. For now I’m therefore trying to add a few simple things on top of the reader I already use.
However it turned out, my FreshRSS set-up on a domain I have didn’t even have all functionality working properly. For instance starring an item results in a call to a URL that runs afoul of the filtering rules of my hoster. It gets blocked.
My feed reading is always ever on my main device, meaning I don’t really need to have it on an external webserver. Today I created a local install on my laptop, using the laptop’s (MAMP) webserver. Now everything works, and as a bonus I have direct access to the database behind FreshRSS which means I can do things as Peter describes in his posting linked above, run local queries on the database.
I should also try again to get Aperture running locally once more. That somehow never really worked out yet. The upside of Aperture is that it can parse not just existing RSS feeds but also other things as feeds.
My FreshRSS instance on localhost