A couple of years ago, IFTTT did a thing where they asked people to sign up to premium and they could pay whatever they like and could keep the service forever. I didn’t use many of the services, but thought it made sense to try and preserve something so useful for in case I did need it. In the meantime, I would allow it to check some RSS feeds and alert me when certain keywords came up.

Some time goes by and the ambitions of IFTTT grow, they now rename the service I pay for as Legacy. Seems ominous, but I’m only using it for RSS so nothing to worry about.

Fast forward to yesterday and I get an email to say that they’re moving me to a new premium service and doubling what I pay. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I hate when companies do this. Especially when they promised I could keep my old thing at the same price forever.

Anyway, since they’ve clearly lost their mind in the pursuit of AI supremacy, I may as well just host this myself.

So is there a self hosted solution for RSS where I can get notifications when some RSS feeds publish indiscriminately and others when specific keywords come up?

Something I can put in a Docker container on my RPi, set and forget.

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    5 months ago

    on that other website that i was using before lemmy, someone says that if you complain to support, they let you keep the $2 month subscription instead of $4. Although in those cases I would just cancel out of spite. They can’t increase the price by 100% with just 4 days notice!

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      5 months ago

      That’s why I’m looking into a replacement. My subscription was mostly about me supporting and since they’re unappreciative, I’ll look elsewhere.

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    5 months ago

    Since you’re asking specifically about RSS, I recommend FreshRSS and RSS-Bridge. FreshRSS can filter by keyword to mark things as read automatically, and RSS-Bridge Can help with making RSS feeds for sites that don’t have them. FreshRSS can do that, too, but only with XPath. RSS-Bridge has a few more tricks. Also, I recommend checking out Wallabag, a pocket alternative that can output your saved articles as RSS feeds.

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      5 months ago

      It’s not the articles I care about. Though that would be nice, it’s the notifications. Does Fresh have that?

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        5 months ago

        Ah. Sorry for the misunderstanding. FreshRSS uses the Google Reader API to connect with apps, so you could get an RSS app and get notifications through that.

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      5 months ago

      Should I be worried that there’s been no commits in the past three months?

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          5 months ago

          So, I tried to install this on my Raspberry Pi, only to find out it doesn’t have ARM64 support, which is kind of alarming. It’s a shame, but indicative of the lack of commits. I hope the project can find a new lease of life, but for now Huginn isn’t a viable option for me at least.

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    5 months ago

    I use Feedpushr + Gotify.

    Works pretty well, but you may find you have to set up multiple output entries and tags to filter out the useful parts of a post. That and html entries sometimes don’t get parsed correctly so you’ll end up with tags in what should be a parsed content string.

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    5 months ago

    Besides lots of other cool stuff it can do (including monitoring for a lot of your self hosted stuff), HomeAssistsnt has the Feedreader integration, which lets you poll RSS feeds. You can then create automations to send notifications to you through the HomeAssistsnt companion app.

    Feedreader defaults to polling once per hour, but you can change this in the configuration.

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    5 months ago

    This might be a little more than you’re asking for, but I would recommend something like Node-RED with a feedparser. Reason being: it opens up a lot of options and could be a useful tool for things other than this one use case.

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      5 months ago

      I tried to look this up in a search engine and got nothing back, what is this?