This week’s tasks involve RSS Feeds. Our IT specialist recommended Bloglines, but I’ve had Pageflakes for awhile, so I’ll stick to that. Besides, surely nothing can be as badass as Pageflakes! Pageflakes rocks! Pageflakes rules! Pageflakes has infiltrated my brain and made it difficult to write simple declarative sentences!
I spent a long time customizing my Pageflakes pages, especially after I found that I can tab folders to categorize my different feeds. I think I have about 8-10 folders, mostly having to do with either writing, academia, literature, or Filipiniana. The funny thing is that, before I started working the 9-5 grind, I would spend an hour a day just keeping up with the different feeds, sometimes more (which may explain why, although I wrote “full-time,” my productivity wasn’t much higher than it is now). Since I started working, though, I haven’t even opened my account. Until now, that is, and I’d forgotten just how many feeds I have a subscription to.
And the amenities have improved! Whereas it was purely text-based before, now some of the feeds include graphics, which make for a funky looking interface.
I’m happy to see that John August is still faithfully posting. Now there’s a man who knows how to manage his time. He wrote the screenplays to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Charlie’s Angels, and others. Plus, he just made his directorial debut at Cannes this year with The Nines. And of course, he still keeps up his blog on a crazily regular basis, and even occasionally answers comments. Would that I were that organized and disciplined with my time that I actually had time to write my friends and family, let alone total strangers.