I found an invaluable thing recently. Google’s old beta site for their groups allows access to newsgroups via RSS. There isn’t a link anywhere to indicate this, but it’s available if you can construct the URI. Just enter http://groups-beta.google.com/group/group.name/feed/topics.xml into your aggregator, where group.name is the newsgroup your interested in (and exists in Google’s webified cache). Newsgroups may be a bit of a legacy, but I’m still a big fan. Now I have a simpler method for staying on top of things.