My Google Reader replacement

June 4th, 2013 | Posted by tonyscha in Technology - (0 Comments)

So recently google announced it was going to shutdown Google Reader. I am sad to see this go as its in the top 5 Google services I use. After much frustration with corporate America (Google in this case), and not have any power as a consumer over this, I decided to skip using the other commercial RSS replacements, and I turned to the open source community. After reading all the tech websites with suggested RSS reader replacements, I found out about tiny tiny RSS. I installed the web application on my linux webhost and used my domain, and imported my google reader subscription.xml file that contained all my feeds. It was fairly easy to setup (about the same work as setting up a wordpress blog from scratch), will work as long as I provide the hosting, and has a large community. One item I did have to do was find a couple of plugins to enhance the user experience. The two plugins I installed were Next-Prev toolbar and videoframes, which allows embedded videos (such as youtube) to be displayed. There is some configruation options that allow you to configure when it should update the RSS feed, the only complaint I had was you need the ability to run server side commands to make it automatic, however if you leave the webpage open in a browser, it will update when open. I might create a script to run from my home computer to open the website every 10 minutes so when I browse from my mobile device, it contains the latest data. One last thing I needed was a mobile app which is available on the google play store for $1.99. The mobile app is worth the price.

If you are looking for a Google Reader replacement, I highly recommend checking out the tiny tiny RSS website and setting up the service for yourself.

Googles: The future of mobile

September 19th, 2008 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

Alright so I was just writing on how I want a new phone, and I go ahead and read googles newest blog post.. ( ) which talks about how much the phone has advanced. The article is kind of interesting because it goes on to talk about what they can do… but it mentions of nothing of what google is going to do? Does this have to do with anything with the Android Developers kit for mobile phones? Well the reason I bring that ip, is because … there has been reports of t-mobile releasing the first phone with Googles Android SDK developers kit on it September 23. There has been many names for the phone.. G1, or gphone. I have verizon and I want a smartphone, but what I really want is something that more advanced such as what verizon promised last year… a open platform. A phone that allows any developer to write code for it, which basicly implies I want the google android kit for Verizon.

Google Chrome Review 1

September 3rd, 2008 | Posted by tonyscha in Technology - (0 Comments)

Alright so I tried the newest and greatest web browser called google chrome. Well I wouldnt say it was the greatest but its pretty good. It imported my firefox cache, and everything seemed to work fine. I opened up a few flash sites with streaming video and everything worked fine from that aspect. After I get a linux version I will give it more of a more in depth review later on.

Google Chrome

September 1st, 2008 | Posted by tonyscha in Technology - (0 Comments)

If you check out googles offical blog it says they are going to release an internet browser! Whats the mean, I dont think to many know until tomorrow after the offical release. So Look forward to newest of googles beta software. My personal opionion is that the google browser wont compete with firefox for a while, so unless it shocks me, and they make a fairly quick linux release, I wont be switching anytime soon. The offical website is which at the time of this post is not available.