Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

Time to move away from Bloglines

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Overall I’ve been fairly happy with Bloglines, but recently I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the service. Between downtime, UI inconsistencies, the fact that you can’t retrieve past the most recent 200 items in feeds (it’s all text – how hard is it to archive?), and that there is no pagination in long unread lists, I think it’s time to look for an alternative.

I need a web-based reader, so Gregarius is at the top of the seemingly short list. It would be nice not to have to setup and manage yet another app, but word is that Gregarius isn’t very fussy.
I may also check out Google’s Reader, but it doesn’t look ready for primetime yet.

Google Calendar for real

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

So far I’m really liking Google Calendar. I was able to import my 2 iCal files into Google Calendar with only a little fuss. After about 10-15 more minutes of exploring, I had it set up as I wanted. I don’t know of a compelling reason to keep the aforementioned Sunbird/WebDAV combo for shared calendars around, as GC is way more slick and there’s less setup mess for me. The only big feature that I’d really like to see soon is some support for Categories or Labels or something similar, but I’d be surprised if it’s very far off.