The Next Big Thing

I occasionally actually overhear conversations about the next big thing all around the bay area. After all, this is the epicenter of the tech industry. In this post, I’m going to let you in on what I think “the next big thing” is going to be! Reflecting on the Recent Past Back in 2003 – 2004 I discovered the most… Continue reading

My Latest RSS Feed Reader Strategy

RSS has been, well, “up in the air” since Google entombed Google Reader. I’ve been exploring various RSS reader solutions ever since the hatchet fell this past summer. Currently I’m trying 2 strategies at the same time to see which one wins out. So far, I like them both. In this post I’m going to share the more unusual strategy,… Continue reading

Google Reader and RSS

Well, finally, someone is telling the truth about Google Reader and RSS! I’ve said this from the beginning [my link to my previous post about this issue] and nobody else wrote the truth about it that I could find. Thanks, Marco, for nailing it on the head! Everyone else seems to be spouting the Google PR BS. RSS represents the… Continue reading

Something Evil Is Afoot

Death of the morning paper? You have no idea! Google announced yesterday that it is killing off Google Reader. Google claims they are doing this because, “RSS is a dying technology.” Don’t believe them for a minute, because I believe that statement is a flat out lie. RSS isn’t just alive and well, it’s thriving like never before, but corporate… Continue reading

My New Team of Blogging Assistants

Yes, I’ve gotten lazy with blogging and decided to “hire” a team of assistants.  We’ll see how it goes. So, let me introduce you to the team: Zemanta, a plugin I just discovered.  The plugin can interface with your blogging system (which is what I’ve chosen) or your browser. In my MovableType posting window, I have a new column from… Continue reading

Have You Noticed?

Once upon a time, for many years in fact, I had a news feed widget appearing in my blog’s sidebar.  It included the headlines and about 3 lines of text from selected top stories I had chosen from my aggregated blog RSS feeds.  This was all done automatically after it was set up.  As new stories came in to these… Continue reading