New Pages at Exploring Our Matrix

Some of you may have experienced slow load times or error messages on this blog in the past. The cause was apparently my sidebar widget which shared interesting posts elsewhere. If the RSS feed that it was trying to pull failed to respond, the widget would wait for it and the blog page would fail [Read More...]

Goodbye, Google Reader!

    Thanks to Jeremy Myers for the inspiration to make the above image!   [Read more...]

Reminder: Google Reader is Closing!

If you are reading this in Google Reader, you probably need this reminder. Google Reader will cease to be available on July 1st and you will lose all your feeds and other data if you have not exported them before then. I have been using The Old Reader, because I want to be able to [Read More...]

The Old Reader (and the Blog Sidebar)

We sometimes complain about unnecessary resistance to change, but not all change is good. When Google Reader eliminated the share function, it was a nuisance. Now that Google Reader is getting ready to go defunct, many are equally frustrated. Fortunately, there seems to be a viable solution already available: The Old Reader. I’m not sure [Read More...]

Goodbye Google Reader

It seems that Google Reader is being done away with (“retired” seems to be the preferred term). I suppose that means that I will have to find another feed reader for all my blogs and news feeds that I read – which almost certainly includes yours, if you have one. And so if you want me [Read More...]

The Future of the Impressive Personal Library

HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

If You Are Seeing Truncated Posts in Your Feed, Please Read This

I’m grateful to commenter Brian for pointing out that some folks have been seeing truncated posts in their subscriptions to the feed from this blog. If that is the case for you, you probably chose to “follow” this blog back when it was on Blogger, and the feed that you subscribed to that way has [Read More...]

Breaking News! Sharing With Google Reader Is Back!

Thanks to ProfHacker for sharing the news that an add-on is available for Google Chrome and Firefox which will restore the “share” function in Google Reader. I am trying it out, and so have put the feed reader with shared items from other blogs back in the sidebar! It took a moment, but soon updated [Read More...]

Goodbye, Google Reader?

It sounds as though the time has come to say farewell to Google Reader – whether we like to or not. The announced plan to eliminate Google Reader and integrate some (but not all) of its features with Google+ will presumably affect this blog in at least one concrete way: the sidebar in which I [Read More...]

How Apple Can Take Over The World

The iPad has become the Tablet standard, and Apple managed to come out with an improved version before any of its competitors had even managed to come close to matching the first iteration. As the news breaks that Amazon is going to be offering an eBook reader that they hope can compete with the iPad, [Read More...]

Blogroll

I’m not sure how useful blogrolls are these days, when the sheer number of blogs we read has grown to the point that a list of all of them is probably not going to be that useful to anyone else. As you’ll see from the sidebar, I share links through Google Reader to specific posts [Read More...]


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