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Google Reader alternatives: did you make a choice yet?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/22

My Google Reader alternatives shortlist comes down to these 3

Feedly:

  • PRO: imports GR including which posts you already read.
  • PRO: GR imported posts contains all history (even from blog feeds that are now defunct)
  • CON: slows down browser considerably
  • CON: UI has too much whitespace
  • CON: UI is slow (browsing with j/k takes ages)

CommaFeed & InoReader & The Old Reader

  • PRO: uses as much screen estate as possible
  • PRO: very fast UI
  • CON: GR import misses the read/unread markers
  • CON: GR import incomplete (so now defunct feeds do not appear)

One of the reasons I want to have the defunct feeds, is that it contains the old blog of a friend that passed away.

Did you make a choice yet?

–jeroen

via: Google Reader stops at 2013-07-01: How can I download my Reader data? (via: Reader Help) « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

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ULR modification to have WordPress suggest some posting tags: “&postpost=v2”

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/22

When you directly post a blog entry without scheduling, then WordPress.com adds this to your URL: &message=6&postpost=v2

It alters the left pane indicating how many posts you have done so far, but more importantly: suggests some tags based on the content of your post.

You can add this pane yourself by adding &postpost=v2 to your post editing URL.

So if your URL is something like this:

and you make it like this:

then you can add the suggested tags with ease.

I find that much easier than to use the “Choose from the most used tags” feature.

–jeroen

 

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Happy new year! My 2012 blog in review

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/04

Wow, it seems that the most popular posts have nothing to do with software development (:

Happy new year everyone!

–jeroen

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Click here to see the complete report.

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Wow, Comment SPAM is just like how politicians talk: use loads of sentences, but say nothing.

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/26

If recent comments like below are flagged automagically as SPAM, then any political info will get auto-flagged as SPAM too (:

There are actually loads of details like that
to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to convey up.
I offer the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly
there are questions just like the one you deliver up where an important factor will likely be
working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have
emerged around issues like that, but I am sure that your job is
clearly identified as a good game. Both boys and girls really feel the impact of
just a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

–jeroen

 

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As of December 3rd, 2012, the WordPress.com statistics shows you unique visitor counts too

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/18

As of December 3rd, 2012, a WordPress.com blog stat page (https://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/) now shows unique visitors in addition to total views.

The hint for each bar even does the views per visitor math (seems to average around 1.25 views per visitor on this blog, will update this when a longer period has passed).

The Your Unique Visitors from the Blog at WordPress.com explains some more details.

–jeroen

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