The ongoing debate about google putting its reader down, made me think about how I stumble through the web. I realized that there is a group of websites I visit daily (news sources and some blogs), and others I have a glance at now and then, where I simply want to “keep contact”.
I once used a reader, but found it not very appealing, forgot the name. Feedly seems to be the choice for most people, MsScarlet mentioned it praising. An alternative could be The Old Reader. I found Good Noows and try it. It comes with tons of news sources, is easy to use, and works with blogs: Just copy the url into the field “Add a source”, the program checks whether it can automatically connect to the webpage (what should work on most blogs and such, don’t know how it treats this “warning page” by google), and that is it. I like very much how easy it is to change the appearance of the result page.
So it is not perfect yet, but I like to play around with this program. A nice side effect is that I could get rid of some bookmark folders on the bookmark bar, it became a bit crowded there. And because I use Iron there is no automatic hanky-panky, like grabbing all my g+-lists or such. This will be the next thing to do, to clear the debris off my g+-account and start to happen there again. Maybe I can persuade somebody that it is a good idea to send me on genealogical research tours in Franconia, I would really like to do such a job again.
But now it’s the final spurt for the bookmines; I have a vague idea about presenting some of the more interesting specimina at their annual fete, sometimes in summer; I missed it last year, but will surely be there this year. Besides pecking away on the keyboard there is a small research for maps and plans, maybe I can visit the Staatsarchiv next week, before Easter – it’s all still a bit unclear, like what they have in their records, how to find it etc.; but it is a very promising little contract.
The wind howls – since at least two days a strong wind sweeps through Franconia, cold wind from the East. So this Sunday Music is Stormy Weather, not in the version of Lena HORNE or Judy GARLAND, but by CARMEL (Ger., Eng., site) – hope you enjoy it.