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I Need Sleep…

It’s 00:11 GMT. I’ve just finished building the new PC for my parents and am currently trying to get through the rss posts that have piled up over the last few days. 187 posts to go (of 598 discovered this morning). Not bad.

After going through the first 200 posts, I though it would be a good idea to review my blog reading process. You’ve probably seen something similar on other blogs, but I’ve put together a list of suggestions that could be useful should you find yourself in a similar situation:

  1. If you have 598 posts to go through, consider just deleting the whole lot – the time spent sifting through all that information may or may not be worth the result.
  2. If find yourself deleting >90% of posts in a particular feed – just remove that feed. Or, even better, try to find a similar feed that focuses on a subset of information that the original feed provided.
  3. Remove feeds that have lost their quality and/or integrity. View an earlier post of mine for an example.
  4. Don’t read a long post immediately . Eyeball the post. If you think it’s good – mark it ‘To Read‘ and read it some other time; otherwise delete it.

That’s all folks. So until next time – Good fight, good night.

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What The Hell Is Wrong With Microsoft Watch?!

I have just unsubscribed from the Microsoft Watch rss feed. Want to know why? Read these two articles and you’ll see:

Makes you wonder: “What the hell were those guys thinking when they were writing those articles?”. Was THAT supposed to be a review? Felt more like an amateur blog post.