Friday, May 30, 2008


At the moment I am reading the "TextMate Power Editing for the Mac" book from the "Pragmatic Programmers".

To keep the hints and things I learn better in my head I decided to put the most useful tricks, solutions and shortcuts to my blog.

So in the future watch for the "textmate" tag in the posts of this blog and you might find some tips useful for you as well.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Switching from Bloglines to Google Reader

I have been using Bloglines for about 2 years now and was quite happy about it. Specially with the new Beta my feeds were pretty neatly displayed. However I was missing a good notifier on the Mac. After searching a while I found BloglinesMenu, but it misses the support for Proxy servers, which would limit its usage at my work place.

I remember having evaluated also the Google Reader at the time I was looking for an online feed aggregator. At that time Bloglines convinced me more, I think it just looked better to me then. But wanting now a notifier to display the amount of unread feed posts in the menu bar of Mac OS X, I gave Google Reader another chance. Because the Reader Notifier for Google Reader also works behind a Proxy server, I installed Google Reader and so far am very happy with it.