Back to Google Reader

I’ve chronicled my adventures with Bloglines before, several times, in fact.  I was not happy when their new “beta” was released, but after several revisions, it proved to be a worth successor.  Some time ago, I switched over full time to the beta version and never looked back.  It’s better

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From Bloglines to Google, and Back

I ditched Bloglines the other day for Google Reader. I’m not a huge fan of Bloglines’ new beta interface, most because I find it clunkier than the current interface. Sure, the current one feels a little dated, but it works. Plus, the iPhone interface is nice. Google has a lot

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Mac Freeware RSS via Yahoo Pipes

Ever wanted to view all of the MacUpdate universal binary apps, but limit it only to freeware? MacUpdate doesn’t offer such a feed, but thanks to the incredible Yahoo Pipes, I was able to make the feed myself. I love that site, it’s really amazing. http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=6tbRfrJd3BG887G96UjTQA&_render=rss Enjoy.

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Changes to firsttube.com

I am very excited about how portable Small Axe, the engine that powers firsttube.com, has become. I am going to be upgrading the site in the next few weeks. You won’t see a ton of new stuff, but it will be much more powerful and configurable for me. One place

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firsttube.com RSS integration

For those of you subscribed via RSS, you’re going to find a surprise very shortly. I integrated the “firsttube.com link blog” into the feedburner RSS feed for firsttube.com. If you are using a locally hosted copy of my RSS, you will still get only firsttube.com items. So just to review,

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A Final Word on the Firefox Fiasco

So the Mozilla develpers – particularly the Firefox ones – appear to have adopted this stance: We are going to bring the XML/RSS easy-subscribe feature to a new, wider group who isn’t demanding it yet, with no planned course of action for the people who are currently using it and

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More on Firefox

It’s not constructive to constantly rant with no action. So rather than just bitch and moan, I decided to give the Firefox devs the benefit of the doubt and move my complaints to their USENET group as requested. Here’s the thread. I got a fairly nice response from one of

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Firefox 2 is RSS Stupid

I’ve used Firefox since at least 2002 when it was “Phoenix 0.2.” The internet trail proves it. I *think* I used Phoenix 0.1. Either way, I’ve been on the Firefox bandwagon since the very beginning – actually before it – since I used Mozilla on Linux even earlier when it

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