John came through, as he always does, and got my server running like it should be. Woohooo! So I started up the nntp//rss process from Jason Brome and it worked like a charm. Then I loaded up the JavaBlogs xml file I created and that went well too - well 118 of the 130, there were some misfires that I guess Jason is working on.
You can point your news reader at Janywhere.com to try it out.
Let's bang on it and give Jason some feed back. ;-)
P.S. Uhh... this app is on the same server as this blog... so if it brings down the JVM for some reason, this site'll go plooey too. Just a note.