Tuesday, March 31, 2009

remove unread count in google-reader

I use google reader a lot. I've subscribed to friends' blogs; tech news, articles, world updates, and yes, even cartoons. I find it overwhelming sometimes when I have too many things to read-up, and too little time to do so. I have noticed on a few occasions that the count of number of items unread against each of my subscribed feeds, pumps up my blood a few notches, and I find myself deadlining to bring that count down to nil.

The concept is not entirely new though, as Gmail Labs has a setting to switch the unread count off from gmail labels.

I looked around to see if there are any readily available scripts to hide the unread count; didn't find any easily; and spent the next few minutes in hacking my own. And voila! You can find my script at http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/45551 .

And.. Oh.. Another thing, you will need the Greasemonkey addon for this to work! :-)

This is how my gReader looks before and after the application of the script. Be easy now, my heart!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the weatherman

I stay seated behind closed doors and barricaded windows that don't even allow light and wind to seep in without permission... Is it raining outside... How do I know... Who will tell me...

Thanks GMail!

Friday, March 13, 2009

conversations on google reader

I believe you would have gathered by now that am an ardent user of google reader, as my multiple mails being sent through it would testify. There might possibly be other products that probably do a better job; but then the gReader coupled with the google account itself, has kept me hooked onto it.

Starting yesterday, Google Reader introduced allowing for comments on feed items.

Your reader friends then can comment on your shared items, and you can have a whole conversation around it. You can even discuss about what you had for breakfast, and how bad the traffic was. Not to worry, the comments view are restricted to your reader friends only. Click on the above picture for a bigger view.