Google Reader has become one of my most-used applications online. I never used to read RSS feeds – just a few here and there. But then I found some great ones.
Many geeky things, this place has original posts, as well as passes on posts from a large variety of other sites. The comments are very active – it’s a large part of the experience. They even have weekly posts dedicated to comment talk.
Hack A Day (www.hackaday.com)
This is a more techy/geeky place. A lot of harder mods and software projects from all over the place. I don’t really do any of the stuff posted here, but I like to see the cool ideas and fantasize about what I’d do if I had such mad skills. For instance, check out the frikkin sweet robo-dog.
This site is great for anyone dealing with Customers or users. It’s pretty much a pile of funny, bad, and awkward Client/User/Customer situations.
Not a blog, but full books, in email or RSS! You can “subscribe” to a book, most of them free, and have incremental parts emailed to you, or published to a private RSS feed. I first read A Place So Foreign, which got me into Cory Doctorow, and now I’m really into Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. If you like reading, this is a great thing to have around during workdays. You can take a short breaks (5 minutes, maybe) every once in a while to read the next piece.
There’s a bunch of others I enjoy, too:
Computer Science Canada Blog – A great blog from a great community, talking about the study of computer science.
Futility Closet – Many odd facts, math quizes, and weird stories. No comments, though, which sometimes displeases me.
Dragonmount, WoTMania, Robert Jordan’s Blog, Brandon Sanderson’s Blog – great news updates and other information for any Wheel Of Time fan. Also, the Wheel Of Time newsgroup at Dragonmount is pretty good.
And of course… Laura’s blog (and Sophie’s too!) doesn’t get updated (ever :( ), but she’s still pretty funny and I get bonus points for linking it.
I’m always on the look out for other good feeds, so if you’ve got any, let me know…