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Finally found a few dollars to purchase Nick Bradbury’s FeedDemon. I tested a number of other feed readers out during the past couple of months, and while there are a few things some of them had that I would like to see integrated into FeedDemon—mainly Atom, which Nick has now available in the FeedDemon 1.10beta, and secure feeds which I have discussed before—FeedDemon remains the fastest, least resource intensive and most polished feed reader available for Windows. No small bonus is the excellent support and constant improvements that Nick is well known for in all his products.
In unrelated news, Jacques Distler recently observed that the search function in MT is fairly resource intensive and could be a target of abuse by launching multiple concurrent searches. To mitigate that potential, he has released a patch—also available as a drop in replacement—for the search module that limits the number of concurrent searches allowed. I have followed his example. I doubt it will affect anyone as at most I have ever seen two possibly concurrent searches happen in the past months log files (grep is your friend).