Since Google’s taking Reader out back behind the barn in three months, Feedly is one of the alternatives I’m considering. Like every competitor, they’re scrambling to move their sync service away from Google, but to make things easy on yourself you can sign up with your Google Account now and import your feeds. That way you shouldn’t need to lift a finger when Feedly flips the switch away from Google.
Feedly is a different beast in a number of ways, though, so I’m finding articles like this very helpful. Thanks, Tom Reestman.
I’ve already migrated to Feedly and happy I’ve done so. It’s smooth, elegant, and natural for the user.
The essence of Chicago captured on the back of a car.
In one week!
This could’ve been a tweet.
But I’m EXCITED!
Our engineering processes seriously failed this afternoon and cost you and your blogs nearly 4 hours of downtime and almost 100 million views.
Painfully, this isn’t the first time this winter I’ve had to give you similar news.
When incidents like this happen, our entire engineering team comes…
This is why I love Tumblr. Admitting errors is key to continued growth and maturity in any medium.
More and more these days, if a task does not explicitly require my Mac, I prefer to do it on my iPad or iPhone. This preference is easily compounded by the setting I am in, be it my sofa, on the train, or just hanging outside with the dogs—anywhere that is usually more preferable to an office desk.
When a task does require my Mac, it often boils down to one of three reasons:
- a technical requirement, like a rare holdout website that is still silly enough to require Flash for some obscure, non-video task. Soon, I wager this reason will disappear
- I’m doing weird things most people normally never will, such as moving tons of content between two disparate CMSes; things that I do less and less these days
- Apple simply has not yet focused on touch-ifying this task for iOS
Today’s cool thing of the day isn’t so much “cool” as in “hey that’s fun”, but more that I think it’s so cool that Fiona Apple shared so much about the painful reason she’s postponing her South American Tour. The reason is so she can be there when her best friend, her dog Janet, “stops…
Tearjerker. I’m glad Fiona is staying home with her friend. No tour is worth her not being there.
I texted my parents to congratulate them on 36 successful years of marriage. Their anniversary is today, Election Day 2012.
My Dad is awesome. And this is solid proof that I am his son.
Okay, so it was a pear. But it was the first pear I’ve ever eaten. I was turned off by them as a child because of the odd shape and those awful pear fruit cups.
I decided to give the cousin to my beloved apple another try yesterday when the office was out of apples, and boy am I happy I did. I’m sold on the stuff. I even had another one today!
It’s amazing the workout my Canon 60D has gotten in the past year. Not coincidentally at all, my nephew Will was born one year ago today.
He’s been non-stop giggles and smiles for the past year (very good for photos and videos). It has really been so much fun watching him grow and trying to help in anyway possible.
If there’s one thing this kid has, it’s an unending amount of people around him who love him. His grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins (the Noa-ster). If Will ends up liking baseball, I know what I’ll be doing on the weekends for the next several years.
Anyway, check out a quick little montage a threw together for his first birthday (link below).
Music: “The Gardener” by The Tallest Man on Earth
Just because you don’t like or agree with someone is no reason to berate them with name calling. Especially when you use a term that degrades those who cannot defend themselves.
Anne Coulture isn’t shy from polarizing comments. I am shy when it comes to posts of this nature. I prefer to keep my Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook populated with funny, positive happenings of my life. But her twitter post after last night’s presidential debate left me with a feeling of disappointment.
I’m disappointed that comments like hers are still made in this country. That there are still idiotic thoughts like this posted today. I’m not saying we need to tighten Free Speech, not at all. I’m happy to live in a country where we can say whatever we feel. I’m just disappointed that our species hasn’t emotionally evolved enough yet.
In today’s world of constant and frequent sharing in public online forums, one would be well suited to think before posting. Take a second look at that comment, tweet, blog post, or think about what you’re supporting when you like something on Facebook. Coulture has, at the very least, expressed that she has little to no empathy for those who are different. It can also be assumed that Coulture has no understanding of respect, even though she is such a strong conservative (read: crazy person*). Whether you like President Obama or not, he is still the President of our country, the greatest nation in the world, and he deserves our respect.
*If you strongly stand on either side of the political landscape, I consider you to be crazy. Everything in life is best in moderation, especially in politics.
Thank you for bearing with this long, rambling post. I’ll get back to the regular programmed scheduling now.
Visiting Detroit and our good friends Bill and Kayla for the weekend. First Coney dog experience was a huge success. I’m a fan of Lafayette after trying both back-to-back.
Some of the sites: Franklin Cider Mill / Downtown Detroit / Michael Symon’s Roast / American & Lafayette Coney Island
#Detroit #ConeyDogs #Weekender #PureMichigan