I installed Greasemonkey just to get rid of experts-exchange. This script does it: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/1898
Just because this news 'system' is the only one (btw. it's not) doesn't mean it deserves to work forever. News won't die (neither will music).
Commonly it refers to a bright blue, resembling the sky on a bright, clear day.
So, there is no cloud to connect to?