Having our SharePoint intranet site hosted by our corporate IT department has lots of good points, and a few bad points.  One of the frustrations for me has been the lack of administrative privilages on the box (which hosts many WSS sites besides ours.)  Don't get me wrong, it's understandable, but still it's frustrating.  Kevin (who doesn't have a blog but certainly does follow them ;-) told me today, though, that he's gotten approval for a box that we can run WSS on.  Yes, that's 'we'; you see I've confided in him my plan to replace my home computer in order to have a box to install WSS on... but he says I can play on the new box, and by the way, how do I want to administer it ;-)  Okay, maybe I'm signing up for work, but now I'll be able to explore things like RSS feeds.  It was the high point of my day.  It's not going to solve all my frustrations with not having admin privileges, but it sure will make me happy ;-)