Another big moment in internet history: Google announced that Google Reader will be shutting down in four months. So everyone's scurrying to find a replacement, which is pretty hard for those of us who have a lot of blog subscriptions and who sort subscriptions into folders based on priority.
Not every Google Reader replacement is able to actually replace it. Newsblur, for example, isn't free for someone like me. And PurpleGene choked on my subscription list; it said I had 600+ subscriptions, which probably isn't entirely true, but sorting through the hundreds I do have, URL by URL, to figure out which are currently active would be ridiculous.
Right now, I'm testing Feedly. It's one of those that syncs with Google Reader, which is a problem for some readers (because what are they going to do when Google Reader shuts down?) But Feedly has been expecting the announcement and already has a migration plan in place. But they had to add several new physical servers today because they, like many other web-based Google Reader replacements, have been swamped with people looking for a replacement. When it loaded properly, it didn't complain about my subscription list, although I'm wary about it silently dumping a post or two. This morning's news seemed awfully light...
So anyways, the real upshot to this is I've been spending more time hunting and fighting instead of writing blog posts, which should explain the lighter posting and shorter posts on my blog.