Monocle+Aperture are coming along nicely!
I just got my GitHub notifications piped into the reader, which is a much nicer experience than reading them via email or trying to track them down on github.com!
I have a few channels set to show just an indicator dot when there are new posts rather than showing the number of new posts, a much calmer experience.
Unread posts show up with a faint yellow glow around them, and they're automatically marked as read when they scroll off the screen.
At this point, I've actually moved all of the feeds I was previously following from IRC into Aperture as a way to force myself to continue putting the finishing touches on it!