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Yes, Google Reader is going away, and yes, there are great alternatives. However, if you’re tired of web services shutting down on you, why not take matters into your own hands? Tiny Tiny RSS is a free, open-source syncing RSS platform with more features than Google Reader ever had, and it can’t get shut down. Here’s how to install it and set it up.
Earlier this week I wrote about open source pragmatism and how even at an event like Linux.conf.au, there’s less evidence of one-sided tech zealotry than you might expect. Now I’m wondering: how does that actually play out in the workplaces of Lifehacker readers?
The deadline for submitting paper proposals for Linux.conf.au 2013 in Canberra was originally supposed to be last Friday, but has now been extended by a fortnight. Am I bitter that I set aside time to make sure I submitted my proposal before the deadline? No. (Grinds teeth.)
Time flies! Linux.conf.au is now calling for submissions for talks at the 2013 conference, which takes place from January 28 to February 2 in Canberra. Once again, I’ll be submitting a talk, and even if it doesn’t get accepted I’ll be there taking note at other people’s speeches. It’s a fantastic event (and speaking does give you a whole different perspective on it). Proposals are being accepted until July 6. [Linux.conf.au]
Lest my previous diary instalments give the impression that all anyone does at LCA2012 is stress about their speech and sweat a lot, I should point out that I’m definitely in the minority. Social activities at the event continue long into the night, as this “morning after” evidence in our communal living area demonstrates.