Having Reeder back enables me to ‘firehose’ links again.
Missed it. Apologies to those on Twitter, whom I may overwhelm.
Macworld: Monotony review - Super simple RSS reader for your Mac.
I prefer mine full-featured. But it’s RSS, and RSS needs our support.
The Awl: All The New Yorker Story Roundups You Should Read While The Stories Are Still Unlocked.
Before it all gets hidden behind the upcoming paywall, one presumes.
10,000 Words: Reddit Launches Live Blogging Platform.
Yep. [DM! puts finger in mouth, makes popping noise, and says ...] Big whoop. Read the ‘midnight snack’ link for the example. I don’t get the difference between a ‘live blog’ and a regular blog. Is my blog not ‘live’? Is it ‘dead’? Am I breathing?
Yeah. That kind of mindset today.
Pacific Standard: In Praise of Our Short Attention Spans.
Perhaps, but for web designers ... “Bounce rate can be improved by up to 30 percent with the reduction of page size and resulting speed improvements. A one second delay in page load time can result in 11 percent fewer page views, 16 percent decreased customer satisfaction and 7 percent lost conversions.”
The Register: 50,000 sites backdoored through shoddy WordPress plugin.
Surprised it is so few.
ownCloud 7 released.
Sublime Forum: Sublime Text 4 is on its way.
Virus Bulletin : Mayhem - a hidden threat for *nix web servers.
New Yorker: How to Be a Better Online Reader.
Paris Review: Notes from the Milk Cave.
“Even if someone had told me ‘twenty minutes per breast per feeding,’ it would still have taken sitting down every two hours for forty minutes for me to understand, because just like every other aspect of pregnancy and motherhood—morning sickness, contractions—the imagined experience turned out to be laughably unlike the experience itself.”
Ad Age: Why Online Audiences’ Mobile Migration Isn’t Bad for Blogs.
“Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger and Medium have each experienced double-digit declines in U.S. desktop traffic in the past year, according to numbers from comScore. Three of them — Tumblr, Blogger and WordPress — have recouped some of their audience on tablets and smartphones, to the point that their respective mobile audiences are now bigger than their desktop ones. But so far, only WordPress has been able to offset its desktop declines enough to spur overall traffic growth.”
AppleInsider: Apple implements transit encryption for iCloud email to prevent snooping.
“Apple appears to have completed an initiative designed to increase the security of its iCloud email service by adding end-to-end encryption for messages sent from me.com and icloud.com, according to new data from Google’s Gmail.”
EE Insider: ExpressionEngine 2.9 Released.
Time: Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State.
“In some ways, bloggers use the same practices of 19th Century pamphleteers, where anybody with a hand-crank could stand on a corner and shout to a group of people.” I’ve repeated this metaphor countless times now … I should have trademarked it a decade ago.
Another ‘definitive’ static site generator list.
Here. Multi-language again. Bookmark, before it disappears (the other one did, albeit briefly).
Curator [Visual Notes App for iPad].
Looks tres interesting. I’m always a sucker for apps like this.
RockHealth: Why Doctors Still Use Pagers.
Significant positives. Makes me want my pager back.
TopRankBlog: 10 Real Time Content Discovery Tools for Curation, Engagement and Sharing.
Hmmm. I’ve not yet hit such a service that can gauge my taste accurately. I spend my time in them going, “Really? That’s the best you’ve got for me?” RSS still rules the airwaves for my linkblogging.
PC World: Cloud storage vs. external hard drives: Which really offers the best bang for your buck?.
Cloud is starting to win. I’ll have to look closer now.
The New Yorker: The Potato Salad Guy Should Keep Every Penny.
“… to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works. If potato salad leads people to reflect on the injustices of modern American capitalism, then we really may be on to something.”
The Register: Bell Labs sends 10Gbps over crappy COPPER cable, smashes records.
“The technique is based on the G.fast standard being considered by the International Telecommunications Union; it’s a DSL standard designed to sustain 500Mbps connections over legacy copper cable networks using a 106MHz frequency range.” Seriously, those titles, Reg.
SER: Did Metafilter’s Founder Matt Haughey & Google’s Matt Cutts Talk About Google Ranking Issues?
There is a chart, at the bottom, to show an uptick for MeFi. I’ll note that I have not had any more takedown notices since the last surge.
Seattle Times: Why in the world I hand-wrote my emails – and what it taught me about how we wr
Irish Times: Word for Word — is the end nigh for the e-book?
“What irks the ‘digerati’ is the failure of ebooks to dent the affection heavy book-buyers retain for the thing-ness of the original Gutenbergian model. Bibliophiles abhor the impermanence of ebooks because downloads confer no sense of ownership or collectability.”