Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Reader is dead, long live Reader

Along with half the world's geeks, I was dismayed to find that Google was "powering down" (how's that for a euphemism for "killing off"?!) Google Reader.

You can read their justification here: Official Google Reader Blog | Powering Down Google Reader

I have been playing around with numerous alternatives - I was very Reader dependent, using it to manage all my online reading - and have finally landed on one which has all the functionality of Google Reader and more, plus a really really pretty interface. Feedly seems to be build on the Reader API and, on the upside, it's easy-peasy to import your blog subscriptions across. Unlike NetVibes.

Check it out if, like me, you are dreading Reader-cold-turkey come July...

Monday, 4 March 2013

Paper memories II

New house, new renovation - more lovely paper histories... this time in the bathroom under some hideous pastel pink tiles with gold highlights. The tiles look very 1980s - what a design crime!

This paper is pink with forget-me-nots and a trellis pattern, the print is layers of thick ink but quite accurate, so I am guessing it is mass-produced screen-printed paper, maybe from the 1900s.

I'd like to frame it and hang it in the renovated bathroom - which will be Edwardian in style, although not slavishly"period" - as a bit of continuity with the past.


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