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Feedly, a very nice looking news aggregator

If you follow WCXC on Google Reader, you’ve probably already heard that Reader is going down on July 1st. If, like me, you’ve delayed transferring your feeds to a new reader, you’re in luck. We’ve just discovered Feedly, a very nice looking web-based news aggregator. With it, you can organize your feeds by category and view them as a text list, as brief descriptions with images, as Pinterest-style boards, or as stream of full articles. On mobile devices the content scrolls in whole pages, which is easier on the eyes.

If you haven’t discovered the joy of RSS feeds, they enable you to view content from all of your favorite sites in one place. Links to our RSS feeds can be found at the bottom left of every page.

Apologies for the recent lack of posts, btw. We’ve moved onto a boat in the Pacific Northwest and there’s been a ton to do. As we knock projects off the boat list, I’ll be able to post more.

All the best,




I’ve been very happy with my ARB Bull Bar bumper and its on-board turn signals, except for the fact that they’re not waterproof. Every now and again I’ll drive the truck through a stream, which inevitably rusts out the bulb sockets, corrodes the contacts, makes the bulb hard to change, and sometimes cause the light to fail.

My solution: waterproof the lenses.

The first thing I did was order a set of replacement lights. My friend Greg tipped me off that they’re the same lights as used on the Mark 1 VW Golf/Rabbit, so they’re easy to get. You can find them here at German Auto Parts. Read the rest of this entry »

If you like to work on your truck at home, check out these fantastic DIY ramps I found on a Canadian Corvette site. They’re made out of 2x6s (two next to each other for the top surface) with 2×12 supports. The version above even has built in storage and under-car lighting. Very well done, I thought.

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