Great work verbosus!
I've been asing for just this kind of software...I hope you get this up and running so we can get our greedy little hands on it.
About talking it through with iRex...be careful there. iRex is working together with several newspapers around the globe, and what you're doing is very much against what they are planning. If we can all get our favourite webnews onto our Iliads fast and easy, we won't go out there and buy their newspapers...^^