On the death of Google Reader

Posted on Thu 14 March 2013 in geek • Tagged with emacs, floss, google, hosting, rss

You can probably tell the sort of on-line company I keep from the deluge of noise on the social networks regarding Google's decision to shut down Reader. However we shouldn't be that surprised. In fact some companies that source content from Reader have anticipated the need to collect content themselves …

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Switching buffers and Google+

Posted on Tue 24 January 2012 in geek • Tagged with emacs, google, ibuffer

When you do so much of your work in one text editor the efficiency of switching between buffers becomes more important. For a long time I've had two bindings "C-x b" and "C-x C-b" which in days of yore I had bound to bs-show and a hacked up list-buffers that …

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Nexus of possibilities

Posted on Fri 06 January 2012 in geek • Tagged with android, galaxy nexus, google, ice cream sandwich, phone

Looking back the last few months I notice every post has been about family and parenthood. Time to redress the balance a little and add some geek friendly contents.

After Christmas I indulged myself with a new phone. When I got the HTC Hero I'd deliberately skipped the first generation …

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Social Wars

Posted on Fri 23 September 2011 in geek • Tagged with facebook, google, plus, social networking

Well it seems the next major technology war has kicked off on the web. Google has opened up its beta social service to all and sundry. At the same time Facebook have had another major face lift and announced their intentions to become a content hub for the Internet.

For …

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Ponies and other requests

Posted on Thu 21 July 2011 in geek • Tagged with feedback, google, plus, social

So Google Plus is not even in beta, it's still a limited trail but they are soliciting feedback. Following on from Rich's suggestions here are some things I would like to see Google+ do.

  1. Allow nesting of Circles

Circles are great. They are a pretty intuitive way of arranging your …

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