Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 18, 2013

Three Months to Scale NewsBlur

I had been preparing for a black swan event like this for the last four years since I began NewsBlur. With the deprecation of their social features a year ago I knew it was only a matter of time before Google stopped supporting Reader entirely. I did not expect it to come this soon.

Word of the Day

Plutocrat /ˈpluːtəkrat/

A person whose power derives from their wealth.

A Tale of Two Londons

This is One Hyde Park, which its developers insist is the world’s most exclusive address and the most expensive residential development ever built anywhere on earth. With apartments selling for up to $214 million, the building began to smash world per-square-foot price records when sales opened, in 2007. After quickly shrugging off the global financial crisis the complex has come to embody the central-London real-estate market, where, as high-end property consultant Charles McDowell put it, “prices have gone bonkers.”

A must-read.

March 16, 2013


jsonpp is a simple-to-install and fast-to-run command line JSON pretty printer. You’ll love it.

March 14, 2013

Google to retire Reader

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

For people like me, who have grown accustomed to reading all of their news via RSS, this is disappointing. Hopefully I can find another service as good as this one is (was).

March 13, 2013

Picross e2

I still have not grown tired of more Picross. The new Micross mode is just as addictive as the vanilla experience, if not more so.