Archive for July, 2006

Like Bloglines but simpler

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I am terrible. I have no restraint. No sooner have I got settled to using Vienna as my RSS reader than a glance at a post in a Google group nudges me to look at Newshutch. Lean, clean and does the job very nicely indeed; importing my OPML file took seconds and all feeds updated and worked fine. Of course, there’s no real conflict issue as I’ll use Vienna on my iBook and Newshutch elsewhere but I am a shameless seeker of the proverbial silver bullet app, whatever the need.

A year on, a world away

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

It is not often I am unable to finish my breakfast but this morning I have no stomach for it.  Browsing through my news subscriptions in my feed reader, I am confronted by the events of a year ago and realise just how far away, physically and emotionally, I am from those events and the places in which they happened.  Without the slow build-up I am sure there has been in the UK media, the events I blogged feel raw and fresh and I am struck by the void that must now exist in the lives of fifty two families and the continuing trauma of those who survived.  In the same breath, I am thankful that we had the courage and self-belief to pack up and move to a different environment where we could build a different life.  As I go through my day, preparing to move to a new family home in the community we have chosen to live in, my thoughts are with those who were on the train just two minutes behind the one I was on this time last year.