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I need to do a serious purge of my RSS news sources—mostly in the tech space. The repetition, smart-ass headlines, and cynicism towards anything new is exhausting. There’s a handful of sources I know I can rely on so I’ll focus on those and turf the others.

Microsoft leads the way in banning April Fools’ Day Pranks

"https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/27/18283674/microsoft-april-fools-day-ban-pranks-internal-memo"

I hope more companies adopt this mindset. I find April 1st to be one of the worst days of the year because of the dumb, annoying things Google, Microsoft, and others do for fun that always seem to blow up in their faces.

How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods

"https://9to5mac.com/2019/03/20/how-sell-used-airpods/"

Years ago, when I worked in video game retail, we wouldn’t accept trade-ins of gaming headphones for sanitation reasons, never mind earbuds. The thought of buying a pair used AirPods — that someone has had inside their ears while running, working out, etc — is so gross. 🤮

If you’re in the market for wireless earbuds and want save a couple bucks, there are new, less expensive options than used AirPods.

Myspace accidentally deleted everything uploaded before 2016, which is probably for the best

"https://news.avclub.com/myspace-accidentally-deleted-everything-uploaded-before-1833393504"

I’m not sure who looks more ridiculous in this situation: MySpace for losing everything or the users who never had a backup.

Reeder 4 public beta for macOS

"https://beta.reeder.ch/"

I’ve been using Reeder on both iOS and MacOS for years so I’m really excited to see this new version finally coming to life. Already I’ve noticed a ton of great improvements—mostly around the UI and animation—that gives Reeder 4 a new, much more contemporary look and feel.

If you’ve never given Reeder a look, consider the beta an opportunity to see what it’s all about.

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Pro-tip: You can set up IFTTT for mobile notifications of Micro.blog mentions with RSS and Pushbullet. First, create a new applet with your full timeline RSS feed that fires when your username appears. Then, choose Pushbullet and show the entry author and entry content. Done.

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The new custom theme options available on Micro.blog are great. After a couple days of work, I was able to completely transform the default theme. What a huge update from the original custom CSS options.

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Diving into the new Micro.blog templating.