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Google Reader vs. Netvibes, and Jetpack Notifications

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided to give Google Reader a try.  I have been addicted to Netvibes for at least 2-3 years now, but I saw that Reader had a more active community around it, so I thought it was worth trying out.  Almost immediately I disliked the look and feel.  I am […]

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Tags: Javascript · Jetpack · Musings · Web Development

The Essence of the Internet is Lost

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I was recently reading in the New York Times “As Web Traffic Grows, Crashes Take Bigger Toll”, an article about the need for greater sustainability in Web 2.0 websites.  The article provides interesting insight into the quickly growing costs of server outages for large companies like Amazon, Google, Twitter, etc..  With sites like Google Docs […]

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Tags: Musings