Bloglines Shutdown Avoided!

RSS feed manager Bloglines will continue operating thanks to a last-minute agreement for MerchantCircle to take over operation of the service from
Now, that is good news! After complaining about the plans to shut down Bloglines, my main focus was to find another service for my RSS feeds. In spite of good reviews by others, I didn’t like Google Reader and Fastladder, so I turned to Netvibes, which, admittedly, looks much better than Bloglines. But I skipped reading my feeds more and more every day – so I am very glad to hear that Bloglines will be kept up and running! My feeds, clippings and MetaBlog will remain available indefinitely.

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  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.