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Reading the web in your way is the future even if RSS readers fail

Submitted by Roland on Tue, 2013-06-25 21:45

You ain't seen nothing yet. Low tech small "a" AI, blah blah there is so much we could do to improve our personal Internet reading experience that hasn't been done *yet* by Google Reader or Flipboard or anybody else.

QUOTE from an amazing article that brings up almost everything that you'd want to consider if you read the internet: "Feeding our Reading Habits"

"Don't feel guilty about not reading the millions of pieces of information that pile up on your door everyday. Just don't. Half the battle in this modern era of information overload is learning how to not care about all the information. We call them feeds, or streams for a reason: they never end. Your only goal should be to build a better net. It's not to worry about unread counts or friend requests, or virtual corn fields.

Take your net, dip it into the stream, and see what comes out."


Sick and tired of the whole Google Reader extended good-bye "intellectual masturbation" :-) ! Let's move on and build something better that makes Internet reading more awesome for those who care about it and ignore those who don't care!!!! Good-bye and good riddance Google Reader, I won't miss you!!!!!!!!!!

The Old Reader is where I am sharing RSS items; also on tumblr via IFTTT

Submitted by Roland on Sun, 2013-02-03 16:00

For the 3 people who care :-)

  1. Instead of Google Reader I am using The Old Reader; except for having no business model that I can detect :-) (where do I pay?!?) But it has the all "Old Pre Google+" Google Reader features such as sharing items. If you are a "The Old Reader" user you can follow me directly like in the good 'ole Google Reader days:
  2. If you prefer to follow my shares on Google Reader you can do it here:

Switched shared items from Google Reader to

Submitted by Roland on Sun, 2011-11-27 09:52

For the two of you besides Boris and Richard who subscribed to my Google Reader Shared items, I have switched to RSS Hero (made by Kalv with vision by Boris, thanks guys! Where I do pay? I don't want ads, I want to pay now). WARNING: RSS Hero is alpha software for thrill seekers only :-) but the ride has been smooth so far and is going to be great!

My Shared item feed is here:

Samsung Android Galaxy Tab 10.1 first impressions - looking for a good case

Submitted by Roland on Mon, 2011-10-03 09:04

On September 12, 2011 at the Mozilla All Hands all the employees (lucky us, thanks Mozilla!)  each received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (or an ASUS Transformer). First impressions of the Galaxy Tab:

  • Heavy but useful as a great Google Reader client (I truly am addicted to Google Reader on all platforms: Firefox desktop, Android phone, iPhone and now Android tablet)
  • Great PDF displayer as a second screen for reading e.g. programming books while programming while using a computer
  • Built-in touch keyboard is not so great for me. Investigating Swype and Swiftkey
  • Needs a case, I am afraid of dropping it, can anybody recommend a good case?
  • Not nearly as much software as the iPad (I'd love something like World of Goo and Flipboard; Pulse is alright but :-) !)
  • Firefox Mobile Nightly with the new Tab interface is very sweet. I could happily just use it and no other apps except Google Reader!


iPhone Google Reader web app is faster and smoother than the Google Reader App on the Nexus S - Android Stuff Part 1

Submitted by Roland on Fri, 2011-04-22 09:02

Hard to believe but true: iPhone Google Reader web app is faster and smoother than the Google Reader App on my Nexus S. Anybody know why? Is the Android Google Reader App Java or an HTML 5 web app? I am guess it's a Java app; if so shouldn't Java apps be faster and smoother than web apps in Android?

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