Update: The Old Reader announced that they will remain public after all. I’m still testing out Bloglovin, though: Follow my blog with Bloglovin.
It’s another sad week.
Yesterday, I saw a notification on my The Old Reader page saying that they took down the “Donate” button and that they were going private. I was initially alarmed after reading the “… going private” page so I headed over to their blog. Sure enough, I saw their heart-breaking announcement: The Old Reader is going to be a private RSS Aggregator for the developers’ families and friends, those who already donated, & those who signed up before March 31, 2013.
I am neither related or friends with any of the three developers. I haven’t donated to them in the past. I also am not one of the privileged few who signed up for their service before March 31, 2013 either; although I wish I did.
Continue reading The Old Reader: A Short-Lived Affair
Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.
Today is also Pro-Life Sunday. As such, here is a video I found on YouTube that celebrates GOD-given life:
I was going over WordPress.com and stumbled upon a neat webcomic on how to use semicolons. The semicolon is often a confusing punctuation mark that most people learning English writing fail to grasp. Indeed, making a graphic lesson on semicolon-use instills deeper understanding and retention. I’m a fan of the use of graphics and imagery in teaching; it’s a great enhancer for learning.
In case you didn’t know, a webcomic is … obviously, a website with comics as its main content. These are usually created by independent and self-publishing comic illustrators. There is a lot of variety in webcomics, instead of the traditional funny strips with one-liner punchlines. They can be avante garde, graphic novels, lite comics, and in the case of the following strip from The Oatmeal, educational.
Click How to use a semicolon – The Oatmeal to view the comic strip on semicolon-use.