[[Managed Space](http://staff.develop.com/jasonw/weblog/)] **_Your 30 day trial subscription has ended_** > > _Overall Radio has been great. It does everything I want it to and some things I didn't know I wanted but am now addicted to. It's not perfect however - there are some annoyances,including:_ > > _**_*No way to manually update News!_** This one drives me nuts. I use Radio on a laptop. It's not all the time and often I have to use dial-up internet. When I open it up in the morning or dial in from the airport or something I want to be able to tell Radio to please go fetch news now. As it is I set up Radio to fetch news on startup and just restart Radio when I want to refresh. This (combined with criticism 2 below) means I'm unsure on a dialup just when Radio is finished upating._ > >
Hear, hear. This one drives me mad too.
_**Radio does not start in a new browser window** - Double-clicking the Radio taskbar icon lauches radio in some random IE window. More than once I've found a site, double-clicked radio so I could link to it, then got confused when the site's not up anymore. _ > >
This was one of the things that drove me to change the setting in IE for whether or not it should reuse browser windows. I had the same thing from Outlook too. I’m not sure how Radio launches URL’s because it’s the only application I have that doesn’t interact with IE correctly - it always opens a browser window, but it only navigates to the Radio page if there is another IE window open already. Otherwise, it just goes to the home page (about:blank).
_**Buggy html editor**. If I enter a link for some text and then try to edit the link later the editor gets confused. And Ctrl-Z (undo) is just broken - for instance if I accidentally paste in some text with Ctrl-V then press Ctrl-Z the editor doesn't delete the text back out._ > >
Yep, but unfortunately, this is just HTML editing with IE and not really anything to do with Radio.
_**Browsing RSS updates** - I love having the RSS upates come in but the presentation of them feels very 1.0 to me. It would be pretty cool to browse them NNTP style like say Forte Agent. (in fact it should be pretty easy to literally convert RSS feeds in NNTP and feed them to Agent). I've thought about looking at other RSS browser tools, but I really like just being able to click-and-post, and using an external tool wouldn't let me do that. At the very least I really would like a button like Hotmail has that selects all the checkboxes on the page with one click. I sometimes dread subscribing to a new blog, knowing that I'm gonna have to go click all those checkboxes. _ > >
There is a preference that says check everything by default and then you only have to uncheck the things you want to keep before pressing delete.
_**Multiple blogs?** - It might be nice to maintain several independent blogs in different places. Radio seems geared toward only maintaining a single blog. Categories help but what if I want a music blog on a different server than my professional blog? Seems easy enough to fix [though it might increase pressure on the poor userland server that provides server space]. _ > >
You can create a #upstream.xml file in your category folder to make it get uploaded to a different location.
_**Flakey Comments** - Hey what do I want for free? The comment server at_(http://radiocomments.userland.com/)[_http://radiocomments.userland.com/_](http://radiocomments.userland.com/)_seems to be down as much as it is up._ > >
There are alternatives around - I use YACCS, but it appears that they are no longer accepting new registrations. Try here?
_Overall I'm having a great time with Radio, so I sent Dave his 40 bucks and expect to be using it for some time to come..._ > >
I’ve used Radio for 9 months now and I’m mostly happy with it. I’d like to move to adding some more dynamic features to the site though and so in time I’m probably going to move to a more home-grown blog using ASP.NET. I’m undecided whether Radio will play a part in that - I’m a bit worried about the problems people have reported when Radio goes bad.