Sorry if I've been slow on this, but I am now featuring complete RFD feeds compliments of TypePad. If you like reading your blogs with a newsreader like my favorite, NetNewsWire, you'll be pleased that you don't have to click to my blog to read the rest of a post that you like.
The reason I've been slow to use the full post in the feed is that it didn't look very good. Now I get the little graphics that I use in my posts plus proper paragraph breaks at least. Now I don't mind the way the posts look. Good to go! I was wondering lately why I could see graphics in other people's posts on my newsreader but not on mine. Apparently excerpts don't get the full treatment. Figures. I was a little slow on the uptake. Next would be TypePad's ability to offer an XML choice where comments are included. I really like that option.
I go back and forth between my newsreader and surfing people's blogs via my Safari browser. That probably won't change, but I sure like it that I can efficiently see whose talking about what in a hurry with my newsreader. And, the best part is that I can go offline with it on my Powerbook when out in the world with a spare few minutes and no Wifi connection. If we could get micro-notebooks at about 2 lbs with at least 640x480 TFT screen for about $600, I'm there.
I've been carrying my 5-1/2 lb Powerbook 15" around in a backpack the last 6 months when I do my daily exercise walks to Starbucks and downtown Mill Valley, but I've stopped because I think it's starting to bother my back. Major bummer! Now I'm stuck trying to surf with my P800 - the screen width of 208 and the tiny letter size is cramped to say the least. I don't have a newsreader for my P800 yet either.
I still think we need two go-everywhere mobile devices. With Bluetooth on the 2 lb unit (lighter is even better), I'll be able to surf even when I'm not near a hot spot via my P800 or whatever my next Bluetooth-enabled cell phone will be. I've invested in 3 pairs of pants with cargo pockets, so I'm ready for this slightly bigger-screened device when its available. Right now, I'm down to putting slim paperback books in these pockets. Right now I have Google Pocket Guide in one pocket and Panther Pocket Guide in the other.
I wish Apple would do a 2004 version of the Newton with color TFT and hi rez. I still have my original v1.0 Newton in the closet. Too slow but really innovative try. I wonder where, when and whether the iPod and Newton will meet? With the tech economy showing signs of life, maybe Steve will help us out...