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How will I replace Google Reader?

On the 1st of July, Google Reader will be going away. And unless you have been living in a cave for the past few weeks you will have heard about it. Google Reader had been my RSS reader of choice for the past five years I would say and it is what I rely on in order to stay up-to-date with the latest tech news and other subjects I’m interested in.

What I really appreciated with this tool was its efficiency. In fact, the way the information was displayed and the numerous keyboard shortcuts allowed me to quickly go through what I would have missed on Twitter or on other websites I follow regularly.Therefore, its successor had to have at least a display mode that would make it easy for me to see which articles would be more interesting than others and my usual keyboard shortcuts.

After the annoucement of Google Reader’s death, several new tools were created by companies already working around the RSS technology and others trying to revive thanks to this opportunity aka Digg. I’ve had a look and tried a few of them and while some like AOL‘s have suprised me, I must say I was quite disapointed and not really finding what I loved in Google Reader.

I eventually decided to settle with Feeldy and I think I will try to use it for a few weeks and see how it goes. It has a good enough display mode and keyboard shortcuts so I shouldn’t feel too lost after all.

Les étudiants qui twittent ont de meilleures notes

Article relativement pertinent qui traite du fait que de plus en plus, les étudiants utilisent des outils tels que Twitter afin de trouver des exemples concrets et ancrés dans la réalité pour illustrer ce qu’ils entendent en cours. Je suis assez d’accord sur l’ensemble et je trouve ce paragraphe particulièrement intéressant :

«Les étudiants s’intéressent davantage aux sujets abordés lorsqu’ils en entendent parler sur Twitter, parce qu’ils sentent que cela est connecté à quelque chose de réel», explique Christina Greenhow, auteur de l’étude. «Ils n’ont plus l’impression d’apprendre dans le seul but d’avoir une bonne note, mais comprennent que cela pourra leur resservir»

Il est vrai que l’on se sent tout de suite plus concerné quand on nous parle de problèmes qu’on a rencontré lors de la création d’un projet ou lorsque l’on a déjà lu un article sur le sujet. Les cours présentent pour la plupart des exemples passés, plus forcément d’actualité.

Toutefois, on me souffle dans l’oreillette que cela va bientôt changer, bonne nouvelle donc !

How to display .htaccess files in Transmit

Last night while fiddling around with one of my servers I wanted to add a .htaccess file that I had already uploaded on another website. I’ve been using Transmit from Panic for a while in order to manage my FTP transfers. However, even though I love this tool I was not able to display those .htaccess files on my server in order to copy and transfer them.

Transmit 4

In the end I found a solution online so I decided to write a blog post about it to share it and to be able to find it if I was to forget it one day or another ;) You actually just need to launch Transmit and go to View > Show invisible files. And voilà! It’s done!