Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Undocumented SharpReader keyboard shortcut Given [DEL] deletes an item and moves to the next or previous item (depending on Tools|Options|Default move direction) [Ctrl+UP] goes to the previous unread item and [Ctrl+Down] goes to the next unread item. what do you think [Ctrl+DEL] would do?... (40 words, 10 Comments)

Sunday, March 28, 2004

iPod iDea I stopped by the recently opened new Apple store here yesterday and saw the iPod mini. It's a beaut! Before yesterday, I would wonder why anyone would buy a 4Gb mini when they can get its 15Gb big brother for only $50 more. I wonder no longer. Apart from being smaller, it's styling is even better than the original iPod,... (370 words, 7 Comments)

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Java RSS Aggregators There's yet another RSS Aggregator out there: JNN (Juicy News Network) by none other than James Gosling. It's very basic right now but such is to be expected for, as he calls it, a "weekend hack". In releasing this aggregator as open source, he brought the wrath of John Munsch upon him though. John has been working on another Java... (582 words, 6 Comments)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

35 and what better way to start your birthday than to spend 2 hours waiting in line at the DMV to get your license renewed :-( oh well, at least I had Carl and Rory to keep me company through my iPod. Day's end should be better - time for some unreal :-). I was lucky enough to get my hands... (98 words, 9 Comments)

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Washington Post on RSS Looks like RSS is getting more mainstream press lately. After the Slate article earlier this month, today the Washington Post published an article about RSS and Aggregators. The article states (The Post's was scheduled to begin offering a set of RSS feeds this weekend.) "was" scheduled? what went wrong? was it postponed? shot down? unfortunately there's no further mention... (483 words, 18 Comments)

Sunday, March 7, 2004

SharpReader SharpReader is now available at Changes since the last version are: Fixed bug preventing SharpReader to startup for some users. Fixed bug that was causing problems with long feed URLs like's feeds.... (37 words, 30 Comments)

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Slate: How To Speed-Read the Net Slate launched their RSS feed today, and with it, published an excellent introduction to RSS article by Paul Boutin. What I like about the article (apart from the fact that it recommends SharpReader) is that it's clearly geared towards people who are more likely to read the New York Times or the Washington Post than diveintomark or scripting news. Instead... (157 words, 3 Comments)