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    Miniflux looks really good, except for the Postgres DB requirement. SQLite would have sufficed feature-wise and would have made deploying it a breeze.

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      Miniflux is my favorite news reader too! Almost all the content I consume, I receive using Miniflux.

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        I just added your feed to my Miniflux installation and saw the ‘Cost’ article, which promted me on a rabbit hole of others posting costs articles, so the natural thing was to write my own as well: https://raymii.org/s/blog/Costs_to_run_raymii.org.html. Your blog looks nice, how did you get the “Speak to me” to work?

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          Oh cool :D

          Two questions out of curiosity: 1. Why do you run 6 servers for a static site? Even with 10k visitors a day, shouldn’t 1 server, maybe with a caching CDN, be enough? 2. Why do you link to archived versions everywhere?

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            1. Because it’s fun. That way I can toy around with other operating systems or different webservers without much impact on the site. It’s also a form of redundancy, as we speak one of the providers has a networking issue and that would otherwise bring down the entire site. But indeed, one server is way more than enough.

            2. I’ve been writing since 2006 and since then many sites I linked to are dead, have changed or have different content then when I linked them. I try to use archive.org links often to preserve the content, but also the context when I linked. If a visitor of my site in 2030 wanted to look at your page, which I’ve linked, via an archive link there is more chance that he or she can read the original.

            3. One question for you, how does your article read out loud work? Is it espeak, Javascript or pregenerated?

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              1. Oh ok, have fun :D

              2. True, I have experienced this too, even though I’m blogging for just a few years.

              3. It’s using the SpeechSynthesis Web API. On some articles, I’ve also added an MP3 using Google’s TTS or AWS Polly.

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        OT

        about 40 to 60 new articles a day [..] on the phone

        Oh no, another person (like me) that watches way too many news and articles on their phones. Leaving PC/Laptop? Switch to phone..

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          Too late for you, but as TT-RSS user, I’ve been using News+ on Android with the tt-rss plugin for years.

          NB: The Android app doesn’t seem to be maintained anymore, and it was a paid app, but it still works and as long as it does I will not change my setup, as I’m only connecting to my self-hosted instance anyway. Didn’t really try an alternative for the last 4-5 years, I’m very happy like this and I’m not a fan of mobile sites, I prefer apps.

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            As I mentioned in another comment, both TT-RSS (via a plugin) and Miniflux support the Fever API which is supported by a bunch of clients on iOS (and multiple on Android though I cannot vouch for their quality). If you’re looking for an alternative, that might be a good option.

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            Thanks for the post. I’ve never committed to using a real RSS reader. I’ve just been using a complicated bookmark system, which is just annoying. Like you said in your article. There are small sites I bookmark but don’t update often so I either miss them or check and there is nothing new. I’m going to give Miniflux a try!

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              Surprised noone’s mentioned FreshRSS

              Simple, trivial to install, maintain and upgrade. Can be easily deployed on a Shared Hosting Plan. I’ve been using it for ages and its just a wonderful aggregator. No pepe and edgelord developer antics, no 1,500 word “Opinionated” definitions.

              As for clients, there are a wide variety of recommendations, and pretty much any reader which can handle fever.api or googlereader.api can be used.

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                Thanks - nice review.

                Did you investigate migrating data from Tiny Tiny RSS to Miniflux (I don’t mean OPML, I mean starred posts, etc)? I’ve looked at migrating to something else for a variety of reasons, one of which is the maintainer’s quite poor attitude. He’s notoriously picky and downright rude at times and others have made some other criticisms.

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                  No I have not, stars are not a feature I use.

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                  I originally chose TTRSS precisely because there is an android app available. Is there a good one for miniflux? Also, a migration would be needed. I still have and look at my google reader archive as well.

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                    I used both TT-RSS with the Fever plugin and Miniflux with the Fever API enabled and both were fairly simple to set up. I don’t know much about Android apps, but there are a plethora of solid iOS apps which support that API, so it should be trivial to find an Android one that does as well.

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                      I don’t know if there is an android app for miniflux. Honestly, the web version is so much better than ttrss, that I, for myself, have no need for an app anymore.

                      There is fever support, so any app that supports that will work.

                      Do you mean feeds? You can export an opml file and import it. Or do you mean content like stars?

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                        content, archive, and to a lesser extent, stars

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                      I have been using stringer for several years, and I am relatively happy with it.

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                        A deploy to heroku button, thats cool. And great self hosting instructions. But boy do I have bad memories on rails hosting, rvm and passenger…