Google doodle statement for Russia

Props to google for the rainbow doodle, to kick off the Sochi Winter Olympics! Nice statement against Moscow's anti-gay laws. … [Read more...]

ifttt: such a simple app, so useful

Some privacy concerns I have with it are mentioned at the bottom of this post, but for the most part I've found ifttt to be a very handy web app. It solved one of the problems Google created when they revamped Reader several months ago. Like many users, I was very unhappy with the Google Reader changes. I subscribe to hundreds of columns, blogs and alerts via RSS, then scan the headlines in GR for items I want to read in full. GR allowed me to mark articles I found interesting (from my RSS feeds or from anywhere on the web) and post it to my feed/page with just one click. Also through the GR interface I was able to share and see/comment on (or vice versa) items that friends marked interesting in their feeds, so I got exposed to a … [Read more...]