Category: Rants

Abandon-blog?

Pripyat Gym

Pripyat Gym

After a couple of years of neglect, time has finally come to refresh this blog a little bit.

A new front page, new responsive theme and a lot of changes in the way information is organised.

Why all this trouble if no one is reading? No idea… 🙂

They shot me down, bang bang…

cloud

First they integrate Google Buzz.
Then they decide to cripple all its social features (this is when I mostly stopped using it…) and “integrate” it with G+.
Now they say that it’s usage is in decline (wonder why…), and they decide to kill it.

What Google maybe didn’t think about is the consequences of this act.
The reason why people are confident in google services (like gmail, calendar, dns …) is because Google is always there.
Sure all of those services are free to use, but people trust them because they think that they’ll always be available, and as such are a safe bet.

But with the latest spring cleanings at Google this was proven wrong – solid services like Google Notebook and lots of APIs that where deeply integrated into several sites where shutoff with a few months notice.

This leaves me with an important question – why should I trust web services I can’t self host?

(so many github projects an not one self hosted google reader clone…damn!)

Update: 
Apparently it exists 😉 – http://tt-rss.org/

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