Google Reader (again) and Some Fun

Happy Friday, dear readers! We are winding down the quarter here at my campus and I am so looking forward to break week. But before we get to break week and some weekend relaxation, we need to chat about what has been buzzing around the tech and blogosphere this week–the upcoming demise of Google Reader. But I promise to also include some fun for your weekend, so let’s get into it.

If you’ve missed it, Google is killing Google Reader on July 1 of this year. So for all of us who depend on Google Reader as our RSS aggregator need to find a new one soon. I’m rather annoyed to have to move my subscriptions, again, but am looking into alternatives. Right now I’m playing with Feedly and I’ll let you know what I think of it after a few weeks. Gizmodo has a nice round-up of 8 Google Reader Alternatives and Stephen Abram also has a nice round-up of posts about how to move to another RSS aggregator. Lifehacker also has some useful articles on alternatives to Google Reader. If you have an alternative to Google Reader that you love, I’d love to hear about it in comments as I’m totally open to suggestions on alternatives.

In more fun news, hop on over to Neil Gaiman’s Journal to check out some cool stuff he’s been doing and see the latest video in the BlackBerry Keep Moving series. If you haven’t read his Calendar of Tales, you really need to–the stories are fantastic.

Finally a lovely photo to help you transition into a restful weekend:

by voiceofnature via Hobbit Houses Tumblr

by voiceofnature via Hobbit Houses Tumblr

Have a wonderful Friday and lovely weekend. I’ll be back soon with more news and notes. Allons-y!

P.S. I hope you had a wonderful Pi Day yesterday!