Google Whore

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I've become a Google Whore. I now have Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Reader open constantly, regularly use Google Earth and Google Maps, sometimes use Google Groups, and play with Google Sketchup.

Gmail and/or Google Calendar have massive memory leaks though. After leaving them open for any length of time, memory usage for the browser climbs and climbs until my puta grinds to a halt. It seems to be a problem in both IE and Firefox. I suppose the alternative is to reload the browser every so often, but that's a pain in the butt at the best of times. Hopefully someone will fix it.

I've also been using the Google news reader for a week or two. It worked really well last weekend, and was able to keep up with my news feeds from Stu's place. (SH - you *can* UNmark an item as read - just untick the "Mark as read" box.. seems to work ok for me anyway). The biggest problem with it is with people that don't have full feeds, or have badly formatted full feeds (Delmer this means you). To read the entry you have to click on the link to read the article at its source. Which opens up a new browser window which is messy. I prefer how FeedReader does it by opening the article within the frame.

Does anyone know why some Blogspot feeds have the full feed and others just have the beginning/abstract?

At the moment I'm thinking I might try and use the Google Reader for most stuff, and keep using Feedreader for people with messy feeds...

5 Comments

Dave2 said:

The strange thing is that I've found MOST feeds are messed up in one way or the other. Even major bloggers have problems with duplicate entries and other oddities. It's kind of sad, but I still find feeds to be the easiest way to navigate the massive number of blogs I read. :-)

April 1, 2007 11:22 AM

   

suburbanhen said:

Ah, but you lose the 'Mark As Read Box' if you don't use it immediately. For some reason if you re-enter a feed (for want of a better way of saying it) you lose the box. It disappears. Vanishes. Goes. Kaput. Gone. Forever.

April 1, 2007 3:51 PM

   

kazza said:

Ah I see what you mean. Although it does appear to keep the most recent posts with the ability to unmark them as read. Wonder it's a day-time setting or a number setting .. looks more likely a couple of days.

April 1, 2007 4:43 PM

   

kazza said:

Actually it only has that on some feeds not others. How bizarre how bizarre.

April 1, 2007 4:48 PM

   

Michael said:

I don't use Google Reader and haven't tried Sketchup yet (something new to do) but the others are addictive.

The Gmail-Bigpond issue is annoying me though (not Google's fault).

April 8, 2007 6:44 PM

   

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