Goodbye Twitter (for now) !

July 24, 2009

I deleted my Twitter account today. It is boring…

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Drupal 7 User Experience Project

July 14, 2009

http://www.d7ux.org/ –  Great stuff. Waiting for Drupal 7 to be out.


Google ! broken link on Google Mobile Products page to Google Reader

June 6, 2008

Google ! please fix this. The link to Google Reader on the Google Mobile Products page is broken and results is a 404 error. The link points to http://www.google.com/m/google.com/reader/m/view/?source=mobileproducts&source=m2 whereas the URL that works is http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/?source=mobileproducts&source=mail.

Update: The link seems to be OK now.


Question: How can I move all my Google Reader Starred Items into Shared Items?????

May 24, 2008

I have a lot of posts that I have Starred in Google Reader, and would now want to move it all into Shared Items, to make it available via FriendFeed. I have found a couple of articles that explain how to shared the Starred items directly, but Friendfeed doesn’t seem to be liked it, and seems to be parsing only the Google Reader Shared Items link.

Is there a way to just drag all the items into Shared??

 

Update:

I have already tried making the Starred items Public like this, but this didn’t seem to work

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and the public page URL is http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user/04058743716240195013/state/com.google/starred 

Now when I try to add this at Friendfeed, it does not seem to like it –

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Adapt pages for mobile viewing using Google <add>Mobilizer</add>

April 27, 2008

Update:

I seem to be very late in discovering this, really only after browsing the web on the phone. This Google page mentioned below is popularly known as Google Mobilizer and has been already blogged about many times. Just search for “Google Mobilizer” and there are tons of links that show up.

 

While I wait for my broadband service activation, I have been depending on my Airtel GPRS data plan for all my Internet needs.

I subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds in Google Reader, and reading them over this GPRS connection can take a loooong time.

I use a HTC Touch for my phone needs, and share the GPRS connection to my PC using the “Internet Sharing” program that comes with it.

I can access Google Reader’s mobile versions at http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/?source=mobileproducts&source=m2, which I access from my PC.

When I click a link in any of the RSS entries of a news feed, Google Reader most of the time automatically adapts the page for mobile viewing rendering it faster.

Agreed, it is not as pretty as the actual HTML page, but I can get through my RSS feeds pretty fast just viewing the Mobile verions as well.

The URL is always http://www.google.com/gwt/n?u=<url-of-the-page&gt;. So for instance, I need to visit CNN, I just type http://www.google.com/gwt/n?u=http://www.cnn.com and I see an adapted version of the site.

 

Even easier, just bookmark the URL http://www.google.com/gwt/n. The page looks like this –

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Enter the URL, say http://www.cnn.com and of course I select the “No Images” most of the time to speed it up even further.

Many popular websites today have versions specific to mobile phones, but the links in most of the RSS new entries always seem to point to the actual HTML versions, which is a sad thing. It is good that Google Reader adapts those outgoing link destinations for mobile viewing.