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]
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
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.