I have been looking for a Google Reader replacement since the shutdown was announced. NewsBlur, Feedly, and Reeder just didn’t quite have the features that I wanted.
I turned to the few host-it-yourself news readers that are out there. NewsBlur was way too complex to install for a single user. Tiny Tiny RSS turned me off pretty quick. But, there is one Google Reader replacement I’ve grown to love.
I’ve been using Fever for a few weeks now as a Google Reader replacement and I love it. Fever, like regular, licensed software, isn’t free but the $30 charge is well worth it. Fever is a web based application that requires you to have a web server with MySQL and PHP available so there could be an additional cost but, I’m currently hosting my instance on OpenShift free of charge (for the time being).
What makes fever unique is its ability to identify “hot” articles. I had an idea for something similar in 2002-2003 but the technology just didn’t exist to make something like this happen at the time. What it does, in a nutshell, is use your subscriptions to determine what links have had the most traction. Best part is, you can specify the time period. Want to see what the big stories are today? No problem. Been on vacation and want to see the news you missed? No problem.
I am very impressed with Fever and would suggest anyone who is dissatisfied with the current offerings of Google Reader replacements to give it some serious consideration. I would even be willing to help you set it up if you hit a roadblock.
Three vulns in Canon printers. Two of which you should already know about. If your printer is exposed to the Internet I question your sanity.
Microsoft is going to have to give the Surface away and consider it a loss. Windows 8 is flopping and killing PC sales. The Xbox One is going to be the NSA’s wet dream. Microsoft isn’t on a winning track right now.
(via Microsoft introduces global program to sell massively discounted Surface RT tablets to schools - The Next Web)
Last week I accidentally dumped half a water bottle on my MacBook Air. Surprisingly, it still powers on but it is horribly slow and the battery is toast. This tracking information will make for a good Tuesday as the replacement laptop will be here shortly (a day earlier than estimated).
SpotTheStation June 17, 2013 at 11:58AM
International Space Station will be visible in Raleigh, NC:
Time: Mon Jun 17/11:52 PM, Visible:
“Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.”
Are Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage going to become the mainstream way to avoid communique intercept (come iOS 7 when FaceTime adds voice only calling)?
If Twitter really is a viable replacement for Google Reader why on earth would they disable RSS feeds?
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