I spent the last couple of days creating an installable scripting2.root, with a howto. That's the software I use to edit this weblog and produce all the feeds.
One of the things I tripped over while testing the release is some code I forgot I had written. It manages a file that's what I think of as JSONified RSS. It's the feed for Scripting News rendered as JSON.
PS: The server you get with EC2-for-Poets will run scripting2.root just fine. The pieces are starting to fit together real nice.