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…It’s Things Thursday: Meninos Lamp Shades?

Meninos Lamp Shade

Give your pad some geeked-out style with square Lamp Shades from Meninos.

Options include an F1/F2 shade, a metro map shade, optical illusion shades, a pig shade, an RSS shade, and even a CMYK shade.

Plus, they’re simple and chic so you don’t need to worry about where you put them or how to show them off. Just hang them from the ceiling and be done with it.

[Meninos – Lamp Shades]

…Times turns your RSS into a newspaper?


Times is “a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard”.

    By rethinking the way you read news, we’ve created the best possible news experience straight from the ground up.

Instead of treating your RSS feeds like emails, Times is designed to present them like a newspaper, with headlines and photos from a variety of sources to guide your way.

Times LogoLike a newspaper, Times allows you to separate feeds into their own areas, create pages for different subjects, and more.

Times also shows the entire article within the program, and formats them all the same for easy reading.

Ready to give RSS a try, but aren’t quite ready to give up your newspaper just yet?

Then Times just might be the perfect solution.


…Today is RSS Awareness Day?

RSS Awareness Day

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is “a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts”.

The main reason people use RSS is that it allows them to subscribe to sites that they like, and then view that site’s content without actually viewing the site itself. This can be a huge time saver when you’re following a large number of different sites, and allows you to automatically receive new content when it’s available.

For an impressively clear explanation, check out the following video:

To get started with RSS, you’ll need an RSS reader. Many people either use Google’s free online reader, Google Reader, or any of the NewsGator products.

Next, you’ll need to find RSS feeds to subscribe to. Most of your favorite sites probably already have them, so just keep an eye out for the RSS symbol:

RSS Icons

If you’re using Firefox, check the address bar, as Firefox automatically looks for an RSS feed and places the RSS logo in the address bar if it finds one.

Once you click on that symbol, you’ll typically be taken to a site that allows you to select your subscription options. It shouldn’t take more than a few clicks, and then you should be all configured and ready to go.

(If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the DYH RSS Feed for all of the latest and greatest DYH content.)

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[Wikipedia – RSS]

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…NewsFire is now free?


After NetNewsWire decided to stop selling its program and to instead just give it away, NewsFire must have gotten jealous, because they’ve just announced that their program will be free as well.

Since NewsFire has no online component, and thus, cannot use your data in any way (NNW went free in exchange for your attention data) I’m not exactly sure how NF plans to make money, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

Either way, there are now two fantastic players in the free desktop RSS reader game, and that’s fantastic!


…NewsGator is now free?

Free NewsGator

As a frequent user of both NetNewsWire and FeedDemon, I was excited to read that NewsGator has decided to give away its entire suite of award-winning RSS readers for free to individual users, including NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go!

One of the key benefits to using NewsGator products is that they can be set them up so that they automatically synchronize with each other, meaning you can run multiple programs on multiple computers, and if you read a story on one, it will automatically be marked as read on all of the others.

Very GTD.

If you haven’t already, then now is a better time than any to join the RSS revolution.