Sunday, November 08, 2009

Briefly: New VDP Mac OSX Document

We have received a new submission to the VDP. Keep them coming :-)

Dougee has submitted an install manual for Snow Leopard. It covers installation from the official tar ball release as well as from the SVN repository. It also covers installing some of the plugin dependencies. Shouts to Dougee!

Friday, November 06, 2009

OT: RSS Feeds and things

This is not going to be my usual banter, just something I came across (yeah, I know, I'm late) and thought was cool. So it's no big secret that I use Google's Reader to keep up with all of my RSS feeds. I had noticed that we are now able to search for shared items and hadn't really given it much thought. I had even shared a couple of articles earlier in the year, but didn't really know what happened to them, or forgot that I had done so...

Anyway, the other day people on twitter were talking about Google Dashboard and I decided to check it out. There really wasn't that much surprising until I looked under the "Reader" section and saw I had followers. Followers? For my Google reader? I wanted to know what they were following. So after some investigation I find my shared items feed with the two things I had shared previously. I've since decided to add things to the feeder, sometimes even with notes :-)

I know... Google's got the goods on me and I'm feeding the monster, black helicopters etc etc etc... but it's still a cool way to share things you read. I've since subscribed to a few feeds myself :-)