Add this to my list of things Google has done to piss me off. As of July 1, 2013 Google is killing off their RSS reader. Why? I have no idea. It’s a great, free product that does what a decent news reader should do. So why keep it when they can kill it off for no reason. Well done.
Read more about that and the other products they’re retiring at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-second-spring-of-cleaning.html
Thanks to Jesse from VersionOne for spotting a small but update worthy bug in the carousel that could potentially affect running multiple carousels on one page.
Grab the latest version from http://www.catchmyfame.com/catchmyfame-jquery-plugins/jquery-infinite-carousel-plugin/
Today Amazon.com debuted their AutoRip service that automatically gives you the MP3 version of many CDs they sell going all the way back to purchases made from 1998. Awesome. Now if they’d only do the same thing for books by giving me the Kindle version automatically.
Just a short note to say that the Lightswitch plugin is now retired. This was an interesting exercise in how to use jQuery to replace an input element with images/jQuery/CSS however over time I’ve felt it to be more gimmick than useful. It’s also been repeated ad nauseum and I look forward to developing something more unique and useful in the future.
Many years ago, most web browser makers killed the ability for web pages to spawn annoying pop-up windows. You know, those irritating windows that just appeared out of nowhere without anyone asking you if you wanted to open a new window. Advertisers were the main cause of this obtrusive practice which they employed relentlessly to grab your attention while you were leisurely browsing the web. While this annoyance is largely dead, the 2012 equivalent of it is alive and well. Enter the equally annoying, in your face “read more”. Continue reading The Pop-Up is Dead. Long Live the Pop-Up.