Not sure what did it - maybe I ran as root, accidentally when I didnt mean
to, but nothing would update, despite changing permissions and resetting
some internal state. In the end decided just to clean it all out and
start again. If you are reading the feed, you likely wont notice much
and in a few hours, the differing RSS feeds will race ahead with their
Despite the simplicity of the code, theres always a surprise lurking
in the code - but then, thats the fun of the fair !