So I’m not sure what to do about problems I find in Google Reader. I looked for a bug report mechanism but didn’t find it yet. During the trip I found myself with very discreet snatches of time where I could read, and I started at the top. As a result, I built up these discontinuous pockets of stuff I had read.
Today, it tells me I have over 100+ items in the queue, it shows the feeds and articles in the left side panel, but when it runs out of the new things it tells me there is nothing new in the main panel. If I read the individual feeds, I get all of the right articles and can read them, but it’s a drag and a slow process. The newest article in all of these says it is 4 days old. I suspect there is a bug in handling when you have a point where one article and the next oldest are very far apart in time (in RSS reader terms.) New things are still coming in and going to the top, but anything older than that breaking point is going to take manual handling. Kind of a drag.
So now this is out there. Since the zeists gave me so much static for never reporting the Revver issue, maybe I should work harder to find out what to do with this knowledge. On the other hand, if a data-mining company like Google can’t find out this information about itself it doesn’t really deserve to know, right?