I am now permanently addicted to Google Reader and am not using other news aggregators anymore. Why? Keyboard shortcuts. J, J, J, K, Shift-S, J, J, J, Shift-S. Also because I got a Mac and a Windows machine now and it’s just easier to use a Web browser to read feeds (and I’m not so anal about reading feeds on planes anymore).
Google Reader brings me a “river” of latest items that I use keyboard shortcuts to go through. It’s much faster to read feeds this way. I just wish they would allow me to see the river full screen and get rid of the list of blogs I’m subscribed to. Once I’m subscribed I don’t care anymore.
What did I just “Shift-S”? You can read my link blog to see. But the last thing is a TechCrunch post, which shows that Google has a full-size replica of SpaceShipOne and are putting it in their building 43.
That reminds me. This week coming up is Blog Business Summit week and there’s a few things that people who are visiting Seattle should go and see.
1) Museum of Flight.
2) Seattle Library.
3) The 747 plant. (Largest building in the world by volume).
4) First Starbucks.
Anyway, all the cool stuff is on other blogs. J J J J J J J J…
I’ve gotten to know Daniel McVicar a bit over the past month and think he’s a lot of fun. When we first had dinner I had no idea he was an internationally-famous soap opera star. Hey, I don’t watch those things. But Irina gushed when she learned I had dinner with him. She has a fun interview with him on Geek Entertainment TV where he talked about his Late Night Mash show. He’s gonna make us all stars. But can we all get on GETV?
Thank you Ethan Zuckerman for doing such wonderful blogging from the PopTech conference. Your humanity comes through and the detail is rich. I wish I was there. Here’s the official PopTech blog. I hear Rodrigo y Gabriela blew everyone away. Their Web site rocks. Here’s their MySpace page with even more music. They are playing in Seattle San Francisco this week coming up. Unfortunately I’m gonna miss them in both places.
I hope that PopTech will release all of its sessions in video format. There’s a lot more about PopTech on Technorati. Jason Kottke has good writeups too.
OK, so here’s what I just did. I opened TechMeme up, and Ctrl-clicked on every link on the main part of TechMeme. That opened every link up into a tab. Then I went to Windows Task Manager and looked at how much memory each took.
Firefox 2: 249,996 K
IE 7: I couldn’t complete the tasks, but after loading only about half of the links iexplore was taking 295,800K.
Firefox 2 was much faster on my machine to open up all the tabs and get me back surfing. In fact, on my little Lenovo X41 Tablet PC, I couldn’t complete opening all of the links using IE7. IE was just getting slower and slower.
Now, this isn’t matching what other people are seeing. Lifehacker says that IE 7’s memory utilization is much lower than Firefox’s. Which tells me something must be messed up on my machine and/or something else is getting loaded on my IE7 machine.
What are you seeing?