Happy Birthday, Brent!

Today is Brent Simmons40th birthday. A very Happy Birthday to you!

Brent writes NetNewsWire, a free RSS/Atom reader for Mac OS X. Other things have been associated with Brent like Ranchero Software, TigerLaunch, a couple of Userland’s products (Frontier and Manila come to mind), his wonderful partner and spouse Sheila and Papa, their cat.

NewsGator Makes Client Apps Free

That’s NetNewsWire 3.1 for the Mac users out there. “NewsGator also announced that all of its client RSS reader products are now available free of charge and include free synchronization and other services.”

And free sync, well, cool! I’ve used NetNewsWire since Brent was building it in his workshop with 0’s, 1’s and bare metal.