Wednesday, January 09, 2008

PPA 2.0

Ok, I think I've managed to not botch anything: a new layout (hardly radical, just changed the "Son of Moto" template to "Mr. Moto" - I was a bit sick of the green), switched to the updated version of Blogger (about eight months late), and added a header photo (first suggested by Brushback many moons ago). Posts and comments seem to be ok. Full speed ahead!

Over the holidays, my more technologically-oriented brother sold me on Google Reader. I've fooled around with feed readers before, but finally, this one seems to actually be changing the way I use the internet a bit.

The PPA blogroll was basically supposed to be my own bookmarks, reminding me to check things out -- that didn't work out. At least thus far, Google Reader is better for that -- blogs that I've previously tried to stick with (Boing Boing) but dropped because of the flood of posts now seem more manageable. It seems to be a good tool for those more-frequently-updated blogs (BB, Wonkette, Juan Cole etc). I'm pretty thoroughly addicted to the reader now -- during down time at work last night I was checking it twice a minute.

(Tim was one for two, alas -- his efforts to hook me on haven't been so successful so far)

More stuff (including more photos, I hope) coming soon.


fredoluv said...

Greg's weird masterplan:

1) get his friends hooked on Google Reader so they never see the original site

2) improve the look of the original site by 400%

Very sly, old friend. Very. Sly.

gsdgsd13 said...

I didn't think about the poor logic of directing people away from the site. Glad it's 400% better-looking, though.

Brushback said...

Lookin' sharp...

The new Blogger also has some cool functions that make it easy to play around with your fonts and colors and stuff, if you're into that sort of thing.

vakfan said...

Well, it definitely need more color. Pictures would surely help. May I recommend pink elephants?

gsdgsd13 said...

Yeah, I'll be looking into all the new Blogger features (why did it take me this long to upgrade? Not sure) in the coming days, to see what it has to offer.

And there we go: color!