The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 02 April 2004]

Bloglines impressions

Been finding myself going between computers a lot lately, which makes NetNewsWire less excellent for checking RSS feeds, and so decided to give Bloglines a test.

So far, it’s been a very positive experience–while the browser by its very nature provides a less rich GUI than a desktop application, most of blog reading can be handled quite nicely in such an environment. The Bloglines designers have managed to squeeze a lot of functionality out of the humble browser and the entire application shows great attention to detail.

As a web application, Bloglines can also build in nice extra features like blogroll sharing and blog suggestions based on your current subscriptions, which certainly add some extra value.

And best of all, Bloglines is free and unencumbered by advertising. Kudos to the team behind it.

Music: “Kungen är död” by Kent [Opens in iTunes]

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Enjoy the ten latest posts!

Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

Working in the pod mines

What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.