Man -- a whole month without posting. That was painful. I've been so busy at work and home that I haven't fired up RSSBandit for weeks. But I ran it tonight and let it fill up with tons of news that I'm slowly scanning.
As for .NET, I learned something new today -- unfortunately it wasn't the answer I was looking for. It seems that in the current (1.x) version of the .NET framework, the ServiceInstaller class doesn't allow you to provide command-line arguments to your service. Not a big deal -- I can get them in with a registry tweak, but it would have been nice if the framework had supported it.