What fucking twat decided to dump Google Reader?
I don't have much love for Google. Their search thing is OK but they can kiss my arse for everything else. Except their Reader.
I have 169 sites that I like to keep an eye on. Some of 'em post once a year, while some post once a day and all flavours in between. Reader is the only way I can keep track of 'em all as I am NOT going to visit each site individually to see if they have updated. Life is too short for that.
So I have a couple of months to find an alternative.
I looked around and frankly I am not impressed. There is only one that has the hint of being similar to Google's yoke and that's called The Old Reader. I decided to give it a try, so I tried to send it a file of my favourite sites. It refused, saying it was too busy.
A while later, I tried again. This time it accepted my file. However it informed me that it had to process the file and this could take a couple of hours as there were about 6,000 in the queue ahead of me.
A couple of hours later there were about 5,900 ahead of me.
The following morning there were 10,365 people ahead of me.
What the fuck?
I am now number 8,559 in line.
Even in the virtual world, there are fucking queue jumpers.