Google announced that they will be shutting down the Google Reader web app on July 1, 2013 to the dismay of many users. So many users in fact that over 112,000 have signed a petition begging Google to keep it running.
Google’s official blog noted:
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
I’ve always disliked one thing about my monitor setup – It makes the camera that sits on top of the monitor too far away. I’ve been wanting to modify a desk lamp into a camera arm (kind of like this), but I never quite got around to doing it.
Multi-monitor, feature packed, DisplayFusion 5.0 has just been released with a bunch of new features. One of the most notable features hooks into their new WallpaperFusion service which provides high quality multi-monitor wallpaper images. DisplayFusion will automatically download the correct image resolution for your monitor with just one click (see featured image). Its ability to rotate, flip, and mirror wallpapers is quite cool!
This is the latest version of my home office. I moved to a “new” home in 2011, and I’ve been slowly getting the new office in shape. Unlike the previous basement office, this office is on the main level of my home, right off the living room. The new office is approximately 11′x11′, which is about half the size of the old office. The old office was only that large because that place was being rented and that room just happened to be that size.
I can understand the need or desire to occasionally edit a photo to make it look old. Maybe for a blog post, or an advertisement or something.
However, what I don’t get is why these “retro” photo apps are so popular. OK, so it’s neat to make a photo look old – for yourself. For the rest of us, we don’t want to see your beautiful sunset with fake scratches and a bad developing job.
If you spent half the time thinking about composing your shot as you did adding some retro effect, you would probably have a photo worth sharing.