Not sure where I got this idea but I was envisioning Fargo as having a feature that would enable the user to create rivers. Now that I know this isn't going to happen I know that at some point I will have to dive back into Dave's River stuff. I feel like I'm not really a member of the "club" until I get my River3 working.
My progress so far has been:
I got River2 working on my computer, but got hung up on publishing it.
I did the EC2 for poets tutorial, got my server up and running but then something broke after 20 minutes.
I started to noodle around with River3 but hit some roadblocks. What I need to get it to work is a large block of uninterrupted time, and possibly a guardian angel, sitting on my shoulder, imploring me not to give up.
I built my nurse river with Simple Pie, simply because it was a tool I was familiar with. I knew how to get it to work. And I was really anxious just to get the thing up and running so I could say, "See, nurses - look what I made!" I also wanted to see if nurses were actually interested in having this kind of resource. But it takes an incredibly long time to load my page that only has about 50 feeds.
I'm also wondering about whether I even need to publish a river. Maybe the biggest value is using the river as a curatorial tool. Fishing in the river as opposed to swimming in it. At any rate, the nurse river will be a good experiment to test these ideas out.