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Bloglines – R.I.P

I’ve been on the RSS feed reading wagon for a few good years. I’m not sure for how long, but should be pretty close to a decade by now.
I’ve started with different dedicated clients, like most of us, and at some point switched to a Web-based RSS reader. And once you go Web-based, you can never go back. It’s the only way to do it really. Your reader is always available to you, wherever you are in the world.


So my RSS reader of choice after switching to Web-based was Bloglines. It was hands-down the absolute best.
I used it for a few years. Somewhere down the road Google released Google Reader. When I first tried it it was pretty lame and I stuck with Bloglines.
A couple of years ago I decided to give Google Reader another go, and apparently it was redesigned by then, and could do everything Bloglines could do, and much more. I ditched Bloglines and have been using Google Reader since, never looking back.

Today it was announced that Bloglines will shut down on October 1.
Although I wasn’t using it for the last 2 years, it’s still always sad for me to read about yet one more Web pioneer that did something great, that I actually used heavily for years, and that eventually got bypassed and beaten.

Bloglines. R.I.P.

A-Ha Take On Me: Literal Video

As a kid of the 80’s, this was probably my most favorite music video. Take On Me, by A-Ha, was both a great song, and a fantastic video clip. Definitely the most memorable music video of my growing-up years.

Anyhow, now there a “Literal Video” version of it, and it’s pure genius!

Apparently, a new “Literal video” genre is born, check out more hilarious examples for Total Eclipse of the Heart, Meat Loaf and there’s a lot more on www.getacademichelp.com.

XKCD – Campfire

This one’s too good to pass, almost as good as the classic sudo make me a sandwich XKCD cartoon.

If you laugh, you’re a real geek.

How to access hidden Facebook content without clicking Like

A new emerging trend on Facebook is spreading like wildfire these days, and it’s a very annoying trend.
You get constant Facebook updates from friends, saying they Liked “A really interesting/funny/amazing  photo/movie/scoop” and when clicking on the link the actual content is hidden and you must press “Like” in order to gain access to that item.

Well, I’ve found a super-easy way to bypass this whole thing. This simple procedure will reveal the hidden content WITHOUT the need to click “Like”.
I’ve personally tested it with Firefox, and it works great. I’m not sure about other browsers though.

With Firefox, just create a new Bookmark in your Bookmarks Toolbar.
Name it whatever you like (I called it “Facebook Revealer“). And in the Location field, enter the following text:

javascript:%20for(i%20in%20x=document.getElementsByTagName(“span”))

%20if(x[i].style.visibility==”hidden”)%20void(x[i].style.visibility=”visible”)

Important: I’ve broken this line in half so it fits into the blog. When creating the link it should be all in a single line!

That’s it. As simple as that.
Now as soon as you reach a page that requires you to click “Like”, just click this Bookmarklet you’ve created, and the hidden content will be revealed.

Please let me know if it worked for you too.

Oh, and you’re Welcome!
:-)

The best internet movie clip ever!

Below is what’s apparently the most popular viral internet movie clip in history.
It takes a little time to load, but it’s well worth the wait!

Click HERE for larger version

* And if you haven’t figured out yet, yes, it’s me in the clip, and it could be you too. Use your own picture and send to all your friends.