This weekend I set out to establish a sane way of keeping up with the news, blogs, etc. on all the websites out there. Okay, so maybe it's boring but after flailing around with several feed applications I realized: I just want the stuff in my email client; I already check that. So I wrote BrimFeed.
There are certainly other tools out there already for polling feeds and sending emails, but I can do this and have it just the way I want. Of course, it really is just that, just what I want. It makes a lot of assumptions and isn't all that flexible but it works, for me.
I'll probably poke at it over time and make it less rigid, and it probably has bugs galore since it has no tests. And it probably publicizes a bit too much in the way of an API. But that's why it's stuck under a dev branch for now.