Thanking to nobse (one more time) I've discovered a new tool for reading rss feeds: rss 2 email. It uses a python rss feed parser to subscribe news feeds and sends new items to a specified email address.
Pretty neat tool when you're used to try reading a several news pages on a regular working day. Using the preferred MUA to read news (for some pages unfortunately only the headlines), or at least filter out the uninteresting ones for me, in a single place should speed up things a little.
Ok, another thing I've learned right now: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120494.
well, at least I didn't shoot my leg or killed my /etc without backup... :-)