How To Beat Those Partial Feed Bastards At Their Own Game
So, yesterday we were all talking about partial feeds on Twitter and I was like PARTIAL FEEDS SUCK, because I was sure it would be like one of those scenes from a Russell Crowe movie where a giant crowd of angry villagers gather behind me and buoy me up as the champion of their long overlooked cause because HI? PARTIAL FEEDS SUCK, AM I RIGHT? Who likes those? Nobody! FREEDOM!
Yeah. Well. Not so much. That’s OK. I’ve become accustomed to this sort of thing happening.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter because in the course of that conversation, I come to find out that Jonniker knows about some kind of plugin that allows you read a partial feed in its entirety without ever leaving Google Reader, including if you want to comment!. And then Ali Martell comes in and gives me a link directly to a site with a tutorial on how to install the thing in your Firefox or Chrome browser. You can read about it in the tutorial, but the steps are, basically:
- Install Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox.
- Install Google Reader Preview Enhanced Script.
- Open Google Reader, find a blog with a partial feed, and look for a “preview” link at the bottom (looks like a little box), click on it, and wait for the site to load.
It’s awesome. And apparently tons of people already knew about it, but I didn’t. So I’m posting this here just in case you didn’t know about it either. You’re welcome.
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