Information overload; rethinking my RSS feeds

Like most information junkies, I’ve regularly added feeds to my Google Reader simply because the author may have had one, or two, interesting posts that managed to catch my eye. Adding a couple every month, while not removing any, has led to total information overload. At last count, I had nearly 300 feeds plugged into …

Blog update: Comments may be broken

I’ve been so busy of late, that I haven’t upgraded WordPress…it looks like commenting is broken on the blog. Sorry for those who were trying comment. If are looking to get an invite to Grand Central, please email me directly. I’ll upgrade the site this week, and make sure comments get back on track. Update: …

Is Nokia reading this weblog?

Engadget (who else?) has unearthed some hazy pictures of a possible Nokia N800 successor with a sliding keyboard.  As I wrote back in February: Nokia may have built a better device if they had incorporated a slide down keyboard. Given the ?bump? on the backside that accommodates the camera and stylus, adding incremental depth to …

Is JotSpot finally ready to be unveiled by Google?

InsideGoogle is reporting that JotSpot may finally emerge from the Googleplex as a part of the Google Application Suite for enterprise customers.  It was just a few days ago that I expressed concern that JotSpot seemed to have fallen into some void at Google.  It’s good to hear that the wiki application may finally be ready …

The Merlin Show: A must see

Merlin Mann, a truly unique and engaging character (electronic hobo to some) launched a new video-cast last month that’s simply called The Merlin Show.  It’s already become a must stop for me.  Merlin’s most famous for running the wildly popular 43folders website – the name is based on David Allen‘s Getting Things Done productivity methodology.  With The Merlin …

Not a lot of killer buzz coming out of CES yet

I know, the show has just started, but I have yet to see any ‘killer’ gadget emerge from CES 2007. Engadget, as usual, is all over CES, but a lot of other bloggers are swarming Las Vegas too. Gottabemobile.com reports on the OQO 02, the nicely updated ultra compact computer by OQO. It looks impressive, …

Daylife: A new type of news site launches

This is worth checking out. Daylife is a new website that can best be described as a mashup between an RSS reader and a traditional news paper. It launched today, and is generating some buzz across the web. I think that the site layout and simplicity will be a great way to introduce the concept …

Performancing blog editor now available as ScribeFire

A couple of days ago, I wrote about Performancing being sold to PayPerPost.  As we learned more, I was happy to see that their blogging plugin for Firefox was not included in the deal.  Now we’ve got confirmation with the introduction of ScribeFire.  Ryan Carter over at Download Squad has some details: Performancing Firefox plugin …

Sad to see Performancing sold off to PayPerPost

Michael Arrington broke the news yesterday, Performancing – makers of the excellent blog posting add-in for FireFox – has been acquired by PayPerPost. PPP has been very controversial in the blogging world, as it operates a service whereby bloggers get paid by product companies to blog about their respective products. Hired guns, essentially. Many have …