Since a couple of days I’m seeing advertisements within the RSS feeds from freshmeat. As much as I can understand, that they must see to it, that their services are sufficiently funded, I still find it pretty annoying. In particular when you are reading the freshmeat RSS feeds through bloglines. Due to the restrained design of the bloglines service, the ads are pretty distracting (which is probably good for the advertisement customers), but it always takes conscious effort to move the attention from the advertisement banner to the actual article. This is not so much an issue with a RSS reader like akregator or liferea, where you usually decide by the headline, which article you want to read. Anyway, I might decide, that I’m going to read freshmeat exclusively with a web browser again.