Archive for September, 2006

Bloglines is toast… Google reader is the toaster!!!

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Google ReaderGoogle updated their online RSS reader yesterday and I have to say it is more visually apealing than Bloglines and very easy to use.  I find it fits into my RSS reading workflow extremely well and has shortcuts.  I’m not sure if the old version supported shortcuts as I never really used it.

If there are any bloglines users out there, I recommend checking it out.  I think you may convert.  Some of the shortcuts you know and love still apply.  I even convinced my wife to drink the RSS Kool-Aid with Google Reader today.
Here is my RSS reader History.

1:  Onfolio – About 2 years – Purchased by Microsoft and it doesn’t look as if they are going to support Firefox anymore 🙁 I loved this app, one of the very few apps i’ve ever purchased.
2:  Rojo – Very short time, maybe 2 weeks
3:  Bloglines – for the last 3 months – Hated the Uglyness of the interface!
4.  Google Reader – Today -> the future!!! Pretty and Functional

[tags]Bloglines, Google Reader, RSS[/tags]

My new task Chair!!!

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Eurotech Ergohuman ChairMy new chair. I finally spent some money and bought a decent chair because my back is in pain for sitting at a computer 16 hours a day in crappy chairs. I’ve sat in hundreds of chairs over the last month and it was down to Eurotech’s Ergohuman Chair, a Herman Miller Aeron, and a Steelcase Leap Chair, and this won out over the Aeron and Leap chair. Now I just need it to come in and then I can do a proper review on the chair.

So until I can do a proper review, check out this YouTube video. The chair comes in Mesh and leather, i’ve opted for the leather and I am not completely convinced of the durability of mesh chairs. Supposedly the mesh stretches and starts to sag after a period of time. I don’t know about the validity of that, but I liked the leather more than the mesh model. Now I just have to get my boss to pony up some money for a new chair at work too.
[tags]Ergonomics, Ergonomic, Ergonomic Chair, Aeron, Herman Miller, Steelcase Leap Chair, Eurotech, Ergohuman, office chair, Mesh Chair, Back Pain[/tags]