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Replacing Reader, Part 3: We Have a Winner!

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This is the final post in a series on my experiences in replacing Google Reader. The first two installments are available here: Part 1 & Part 2.
I’ve now been using The Old Reader for a few weeks, and I think I’ve found a winner. Here’s what I like: Imported feeds are retained in their folders,… more »

Replacing Reader, Part 2: Too Much to Ask?

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This is part 2 in a series of posts on my experiences in replacing Google Reader. Read the first installment here. That first week after Google announced they were killing Reader, I read blog posts and articles galore on how much Reader’s so-called “power users” would miss it. I experimented with various replacements being mentioned as frontrunners (Feedly, Netvibes),… more »

Replacing Reader, Part 1: What’s the Big Deal?

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If I may borrow from Judith Viorst, March 13th, 2013 was one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. There were no lima beans involved, but that was the day Google announced it was pulling the plug on Google Reader. Along with Gmail, Reader is one of the very few web services I use virtually every day.… more »

Cursive Catastrophe

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I totally identified with Mary Ellen Bates’ thoughts on whether handwriting has become obsolete. She relays that children aren’t required to learn cursive in school anymore; instead, they now learn to type. Yikes! Although I learned to write in cursive when I was young, I admit I have never had nice handwriting. Like Mary Ellen, “…my penmanship is so… more »

Speed Up HTML Production with Zen Coding

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For those of you who find yourselves griding out repetative HTML from time to time, the ZenCoding plugin may be the answer to your problems. Josh Earl has a great rundown on his site: in short, the ZenCoding plugin adds its own inline syntax, making it possible to write a single, simple line of text and have the… more »