Saturday, October 21, 2006

Switched to Google Reader

I have been using Mozilla ThunderBird to read blogs for a long time. I tried many other blog readers (including the old Google Reader that has the ugly lens interface) but found ThunderBird to be the best. One problem, though, is my subscriptions are only on one machine because ThunderBird, after all, is a desktop application.

Most recently, after using the new Google Reader for a while, I decided to switch. Import of my ~200 subscriptions went smoothly. Now I can read them from any computer. Its usability is as good as ThunderBird. I am glad I have to use one fewer desktop application.

Disclaimer: I happen to work for the company that makes Google Reader.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Google Docs and Spreadsheets

Web-based group word and sheet processing. Especially nifty is multiple people can modify the same document at the same time and each other's changes show up on everybody's screen in about 15 seconds. Neat!