I just realized that I've accidentally let my domain expire - oops!

I'm trying to get this resolved ASAP and get the site back up.

UPDATE: though my ISP/Registrar never actually responded to my support request, someone obviously did read it as the site is back up again. Would've been nice if they'd sent me a reminder email before this happened though...

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Don't ya just hate that? At least it doesn't seem as though you have gotten it stolen.

I'm really just wondering if you were planning any further updates to sharpreader. Since I started using there have been tons of other readers come onto the scene, but I'm still with ya just for the simplicity of the interface. I was just wondering if anything is the in the works?

Great stuff! Thanks again.

Posted by russ at April 7, 2005 12:19 AM

Who gives a flying crap? You don't update it anymore anyway. Let it die dude.

Posted by Craig at April 7, 2005 1:29 AM

Please, for the love of God, either start updating it again or just open-source the code. Please.

Posted by Andy Baio at April 7, 2005 2:57 AM

Thanks for keeping up with this. I love sharpreader, but if you're not updating it anymore, what's going to happen?

Posted by David Ostroske at April 7, 2005 9:48 AM

You should move your domain to GoDaddy. They give you a 90-day notice, 60-day notice, and a 30-day notice..

Posted by Mike Wills at April 7, 2005 10:09 AM

I have been using Dotster as a domain registrar for some time, and they are very good about helping keep up with registration expiration issues. Their registration prices are very good, too.

Posted by Mike Clark at April 7, 2005 5:11 PM

Don't feel bad -- both Microsoft (hotmail in 1999) and the Washington Post (2004) did the same thing, so you're in good company.

On second thought, maybe you've fallen in with a bad crowd ;)

Posted by Bill Heinbach at April 8, 2005 4:20 PM

Hi Luke. I provide several feed generators including a popular one for users.
However, SharpReader is causing me grief - it can't simply request a feed. It has to request it
*four* times in a *row*. It does this every single time. I think. I could be wrong. It might
be my webserver, but no other UserAgent is associated with this behavior and it happens
every single time from SharpReader: - - [14/Apr/2005:14:55:42 -0700] "GET /~scott/bookcross.cgi?city=%2Fhunt%2F1%2F15%2F5655%2Ftravel_-USA-Illinois-Des-Plaines HTTP/1.1" 200 30000 "" "SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.2032; WinNT 5.1.2600.0)" - - [14/Apr/2005:14:55:45 -0700] "GET /~scott/bookcross.cgi?city=%2Fhunt%2F1%2F15%2F5655%2Ftravel_-USA-Illinois-Des-Plaines HTTP/1.1" 200 30000 "" "SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.2032; WinNT 5.1.2600.0)" - - [14/Apr/2005:14:55:49 -0700] "GET /~scott/bookcross.cgi?city=%2Fhunt%2F1%2F15%2F5655%2Ftravel_-USA-Illinois-Des-Plaines HTTP/1.1" 200 30000 "" "SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.2032; WinNT 5.1.2600.0)" - - [14/Apr/2005:14:55:55 -0700] "GET /~scott/bookcross.cgi?city=%2Fhunt%2F1%2F15%2F5655%2Ftravel_-USA-Illinois-Des-Plaines HTTP/1.1" 200 30000 "" "SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.2032; WinNT 5.1.2600.0)"
My box on the 'net is a horribly overloaded 180mhz PowerPC and it's running quite a few things for quite a few users so I'm always eager to trim waste like this in the interest of keeping the whole thing running. Apologies if I'm confused - best wishes and thanks in advance for any help.


Posted by Scott Walters at April 14, 2005 6:13 PM

sometime your .net Webpage is working somtimes not.

PS: Is there any Sharpreader work in progress? Cause a Filter Option for Feeds would be nice. (Some Blogs are full of nasty Advertisings!)


Posted by Push at April 15, 2005 4:46 AM

I converted from Sharpreader to the Omea Reader from Jetbrains. It rocks!

Posted by Goat at April 17, 2005 12:16 AM


then i will give Omea Reader a try.

I heard it can filter out some feeds! :)

Thank you Goat!

Posted by Push at April 22, 2005 10:24 AM

Why should Luke 'Open Source' the code or, indeed, update the
program? It works; I find it pretty reliable. Its only an
enabler, why should it evolve beyond where it is now?
I don't remember paying any money for it.
Last time I looked at Omea Reader it looked like
version 1 was free now, but not for ever.

Give Luke a break.

Posted by John Bates at April 25, 2005 12:33 PM

Yeah, been there with domains before. I just found out that I have a two .info domains that expire this year but did not remember I even had them ;)

BTW, it would be great to see SharpReader go open source. I have been using it for a while however there are a few bugs that pop up every now and then. The one that seems to be the most annoying is for some reason it will ofter lock the title column width so that I cannot widen it.

Anway, I understand how projects can get put on the back burner :) This is the RSS client I recommend to everyone (non tech types) since it is so easy to use!

Posted by Rocky Moore at May 2, 2005 5:26 AM

SharpReader is free but it is not open source, I believe? Is that true?

Posted by Prakash at May 4, 2005 9:20 AM

Luke, do YOU sometimes read the bug reports about SharpReader. I guess you read them like your ISP support requests.

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