Sunday, April 01, 2007

Google Reader

What can Google not do?

I tried an RSS feeder some time back, and podcasts, and found both to be cumbersome and gave them up.

Now I have Google Reader bookmarked, with four feeds: BoingBoing, Dark Roasted Blend, MAKE Magazine, and Toolmonger: The Week In Tools.

It's pretty slick. I get plenty of non-political reading to distract me and give me ideas. From MAKE I got the idea to use an Altoids tin for an electronics project box, and now I have two home-made devices housed in them. One is a remote control for Winamp, the other a Ham Radio to computer interface. And BoingBoing often has neat distractions.

The only thing, of course, is that if I don't check it every day, the unread stuff piles up quick.

P.S. Dark Roasted Blend has a neat gallery of spider close-ups. Beautiful in their own way.


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