Fancy open source timelines from spreadsheets: TimelineSetter: Easy Timelines From Spreadsheets, Now Open to All. It’s Ruby and it’s from ProPublica and it’s elegant.
So this is a Ruby-powered news aggregator publishing system. Meaning, it makes it easy to curate individual items from the feeds you tell it to watch. Add items to slots on a homepage, or topic page, for example, and it becomes a powerful aggregation publishing system.
And suddenly teaching myself another programming language without a very rational reason to back it up.