Feedly Cloud-Based RSS Reader Kicks Motherfucken Asse

For those of you who are still figuring out how to get your RSS feeds from the cloud now that Google Reader is shutting down, Feedly is your answer! I have been using it for several weeks now to access the Google Reader backend, and over the last few days after transitioning to Feedly’s own backend.

There is Web-based access that works very nicely and can import your Google Reader feeds, tags, and starred items. Also, there are mobile apps for Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android, which sync seamlessly with the Feedly backend and substantively replicate what you see from the Web.

Feedly has its own app, available for iOS and Android, and I have used it on both. Although I have to admit, I am not that fond of Feedly’s app.

While it works fine, the visual design is too “pretty” for me, and not very functional. For example, the unread counts for each of your feeds in your feed list is rendered in a stupidly tiny typeface and in dark gray on a light gray background, making it very hard to see which feeds have unread items. And the rendering of the text of articles also makes use of gray text to indicate blockquotes and other stuff. Also, Feedly’s app does not yet have offline reading capacity (meaning to download all your feed content to your device so you can read it even on a plane or otherwise without network access).

None of that matters, however, at least on Android, where there are also other third-party apps that can (or will) access the Feedly cloud backend. One that is already functional is gReader, and it works really well. The only downside to gReader is that its offline support is mediocre: it does download content, but it fucks up formatting and other aspects of the articles.

The best Android app that I have used is Reader HD, which I am still using with the Google backend, but which is going to transition to the Feedly (or Ridly, your choice) backend before July 1, which is when Google Reader is supposed to close down.

Reader HD is visually awesome, highly configurable typefaces and sizes (including both the feed and article lists and the article text content), and has outstanding offline support that is completely seamless and shows *exactly* what you’d see if you were online. The other great thing about Reader HD is that you can set it to automatically “mobilize” articles, which importantly means downloading all of the “beneath the fold” content and combining it into a single readable clean article to view while online or offline. This is fantastic, and means you don’t have to leave your RSS reader or be online to read entire articles on blogges that purposely only feed a teaser fragment via RSS.

Finally, there are other apps for Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and even Windows Desktop that are already accessing the Feedly backend. So don’t give up on RSS! Embrace Feedly!

Obama And The Security Surveillance State

Obama is the first POTUS who has come close to admitting that he does not have real power to rein in the security surveillance state, and that agencies like the NSA, FBI, and CIA (and probably ones that we don’t even know exist) have institutional power that in some respects is greater in practical terms than that of the POTUS.

What The Fucken Fucke Is Google Fucken Thinking???

Is there any proper theory or practice of UI design that makes it a good idea for the Google search page to start up with the search box in the center of the screen like it always has been, but then as soon as you type the first letter in the box it jumps to the top left corner of the screen? What the fucken goddamn hell are these motherfucken Googlefucke assholes thinking with this bullshittio?????

Why It’s Great To Be A Yankees Fan

Today when I walked into my workplace, there was a new security guard on duty. He sees my Yankee shirt and goes, “Hey, check out my watch I got for father’s day.” And he shows me this really nice Yankee watch that his son gave him. So I ask him how old his son is. And he tells me his son is 17 and is a baseball player and was recruited to start at an Ivy League school next year.

And then we spent another fifteen minutes dissecting Yankees injuries.

Republican Filth Getting What They Want: Delusional Woman-Hating Congressfuckes Claiming That 15-Week Male Fetuses Spank Their Monkeys

At what age do young boys begin sexual self-exploration? As early as 15 weeks in utero, according to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas.

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former obstetrician-gynecologist. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”

The tea party congressman, 62, made the awkward argument during a House Rules Committee hearing today about H.R. bill 1797, which would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization.

Burgess, who says that fetal movements can point to pleasurable sexual sensation, argues that abortion should be limited to the first 15 weeks, rather than the proposed 20.

Republican Filth Getting What They Want: Denying Education To Urban Children Because Greedy White Racist Suburban Pigges Don’t Want To Pay Taxes

Under a draconian budget passed by the Philadelphia School District last month, none of these supporting players — aide, counselor, secretary, security monitor — will remain at the school by September, nor will there be money for books, paper, a nurse or the school’s locally celebrated rock band.

“I am worried sick,” said Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan, the principal, whose homey school in South Philadelphia serves 410 students, speaking 14 languages, all of whom qualify for free meals. “How do I relieve teachers for lunch if I have no one in the lunchroom? I’ll be the only person in this building who’s not in a class.”

Pink slips were recently sent to 19 percent of the school-based work force, including all 127 assistant principals, 646 teachers and more than 1,200 aides. Principals are contemplating opening in September with larger classes but no one to answer phones, keep order on the playground, coach sports, check out library books or send transcripts for seniors applying to college.

Fucken White-Ass Golf Douches

Who gives a goddamn flying motherfucke about the goddamn motherfucken Keeper Of The Goddamn Motherfucken Wicker Baskets!?!?!?!? Jeezus motherfucke. And the fucken goddamn things are fucken dysfunctional: a normal goddamn fucken flagge tells you how the motherfucken wind is blowing near the green.