Tag: RSS

  • RIP Google Reader

    Today is the day Google kills off my favorite product: Google Reader. I’ve gone cold turkey for over month and still have withdrawal symptoms. My mistake probably is the continual thinking, “This would be so much easier in GReader.” After reading a dozen articles on possible replacements and trying out them all, I was very […]

  • Unfriendly Connect For Feedly

    So Google announced Reader will shut down. So I migrated to Feedly. It is okay, but I will miss Reader just like I still miss Bloglines. (The current Bloglines is actually NetVibes which I hate.) A few weeks ago, I noticed one my categories displays in the left menu there are unread posts, but the […]

  • Microsoft Failed

    A good error message in my opinion provides enough information for the user or administrator to determine likely cause. It doesn’t have to be THE cause. Just something I can try changing and see if the problem disappears. For a while now, Outlook was telling me the “Operation Failed” in a toaster pop-up. O… kay…. […]

  • Name Collisions

    Blackboard has a conference they call BbWorld. I noticed there are some odd tweets with the same #bbworld hashtag lately. These appear to be about a Blackberry conference to be held next month. Collisions on names are common enough. For example, here are a couple names our clients use to brand their sites which other […]

  • Week Two Almost No Twitter

    Since I cut back on Twitter, my sneezypb account’s password was changed to something completely random and unknown to me. Tweetdeck was uninstalled. Most of the few on my subscription list I still need to follow now reside in my RSS reader for now. Productive? Check. We tell real stories instead of how talk about […]

  • Flickr Search

    Flickr has millions of photos. (Maybe billions.) Many of these photos are tagged. One can look at all the photos with a tag. Every tag has a built in RSS feed. However, to view a combination of tags, one needs to search for the two tags. Athens tag – which includes Athens, Greece and Athens, […]

  • Separate Populations?

    What are my neighbors doing? Curiosity about that question resulted in some conflicting data. Ordered by when I added the RSS feed for them. search.twitter.com for “Athens GA”  – results are full of people talking about Athens, GA not in Athens, GA. Useful for people coming into town for an event. TweetLocal search for “Athens, GA” […]

  • Blind Not Insane

    The National Federation of the Blind is upset about a movie portraying people who are blind as behaving badly. Pyyhkala, 36, of Boston, said he has read the book and seen parts of the film. He said his grievances stem from the film’s potential to sway public attitude about blindness. He said the movie exacerbates stereotypes […]

  • Off the Twitter Timeline: Clunky WebCT

    Summize provides a great way to troll for what people are saying. Beyond just searching for a term, it provides RSS feeds for terms. I follow several, such Blackboard and WebCT. The WebCT one netted me the following tweet: annoyed with how clunky webct can be at times – it had to have been designed […]

  • RSS Is Relatively New?

    The email was an innocuous “Ooh, shiney!” message. RSS feeds are now available for a status site. However, one thing concerned me…. RSS is a relatively new and easy way to distribute content and information via the Internet. I personally have been aware of RSS since 2002. However, as I am a relatively late adopter […]