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Information week feed sucks…

I subscribe to a few hundred feeds. One of the feeds I have been barely tolerating is the Information Week “All news” feed. Today I finally had it and unsubscribed. How much effort does it take to design your feeds so that stories are not repeated a few hundred times? I am not exaggerating. I swear I found each story at least 30-40 times..repeated hour on hour! I cleaned up the feed last night before going to sleep (I live in Bangkok)…the feed was back with the duplicate feeds in all their glory this morning…

As a result, I am never going to wonder if The Mac more secure than Windows and if it matters!

Here’s a screenshot of my Google Reader Info Week subscription before I trashed it. THe blocks I haven’t highlighted were repeated too..I just can’t show the duplicates on the screen…Gngngngngnngngn
Information Week Subscription Google Reader

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Somebody find me this book…

Founders at workI have been trying to find ‘Founders at Work: Stories of Starups’ Early Days‘ on and off for the last year or so. Did I mention I live in Bangkok, Thailand? I am kicking myself for forgetting to look it up when I was in Toronto for a couple of months. Curses…

I was looking it up on Google again today and came across Guy Kawasaki’s post on the same book. I liked this one from one of the anecdotes in the book that Guy had in the post:

Tim Brady (Yahoo!). “The funniest thing I can remember was when there was a huge storm in May of ‘95, and the power grid went down for a few days. We had to go rent a power generator and take turns filling it with diesel fuel for 4 days. 24/7. We were laughing, ‘How many pages to the gallon today?’”

hehe…that’s funny..

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Back at wordpress

I’m back on wordpress with my tail between my legs. Vox is nice but it’s not for the blogger who though incompetent still wants a blogroll, metrics, pingbacks…the list of features that vox is missing can go on. It’s a young service and I understand it’s probably meant for a different less demanding audience. It’s got great editing and organization features but the aura that completes a blogging service is missing.

I am not ready yet to give up on vox though. So I am going to blog on both here and on vox but I hope that my vox blog takes on my personal burden while rakeshroud.wordpress.com takes on a more professional hue.

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Moving to Vox – http://rake.vox.com

I’ve just rediscovered Vox. Coming from Six apart (they are the guys behind typepad and Movable type), I wouldn’t have excepted any less than the attention to aesthetics and usability that has obviously gone into Vox. I truly consider Vox the Apple of the blogosphere (time to find a new term for this one…it’s right up there with ‘Cyber’ in terms of cliche-factor).

Anyway, after exactly 8 days on WordPress and discovering some of the restrictions WordPress places on customization, I’m moving to Vox.

The new address is rake.vox.com. Come visit…

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Atta & Amma

For Atta & Amma…

John Legend’s Coming Home [Album: Once Again, 2006]

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Just signed up with Tabblo

I will be posting a detailed review of tabblo a few days later. I like certain features like the fact that there is a picasa plugin – however the implementation of the plugin sucks…more details later…

My first tabblo with a few sample pictures taken at the Osellus New Year ’07 Party in Jan:

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