Comments written on other sites from August 2014

The Online Photographer: The Morning Coffee 8/12/14

I’ve been using Feedbin since Google Reader closed, and love it.

So many RSS-following people makes me wonder what effect this has on TOP’s advertising income. Anyone reading the RSS version isn’t going to create any page and advertising impressions, and there’s zero chance of them clicking an ad. I always click through to the site to read TOP, but I must admit this is partly because Typepad-hosted sites seem to be the one thing Feedbin can’t handle well.

Once you’re back up and running, and thinking about the new site again, it might be worth considering having ads at the end of each item in the RSS feed, or inserting occasional “RSS feed sponsored by…” posts?

On 13 August 2014. Permalink

The Ben Jonson House Group Blog: External Redecorations: Week 3

In the interests of keeping a record…

On Monday a polite man sanded and undercoated our roof terrace door, so that’s underway already, which is good.

Today I returned from a few days away to the sounds of the scaffolders - shouting at each other, singing loudly, and a lot of swearing, which was wearing after a while (at least I don’t have children).

At one point a man on the top of the scaffolding (5th floor), who wasn’t wearing hi-viz, a hard hat, or a harness, was almost screaming at the men on the podium to move towards the scaffolding as they hoisted up a plank because they were “pulling the scaffolding away from the wall”. He then swore a lot at whoever tied the knot (“this piece of shit”) around that plank and then spent a while frustratedly shouting instructions down to the guy trying to tie the rope to the next plank. You’d think they’d sort that bit out earlier in the process.

I went out for a coffee rather than listen to any more.

On 15 August 2014. Permalink