If you’re an avid RSS feed reader, you may have encountered the brouhaha of Google shutting down Reader, one of the web’s prominent feed reader. As users scramble to find an alternative and I’m one of them, I have decided to preempt Google by moving away from its services that it may consider shutting down in the future. One of which is Feedburner and may impact you if you read this blog via a feed reader.
Please re-subscribe to this blog, if you’re still interested in reading, by using this feed – https://urbanplanningblog.com/feed/. If your feed reader is subscribed to this feed then you don’t have to do anything but if you’re subscribed to the Feedburner feed which is something like this – http://feeds.feedburner.com/UrbanPlanningBlog, then you’ll have to switch to the earlier one.
Now, do not be surprised if you’re redirected to the Feedburner URL. It is because, like an ass, I used a plugin to redirect my primary feed to the Feedburner one. I will shut down the redirection in couple of days. If you somehow don’t see any posts appear in your feed reader for say, couple of weeks or a month, you may want to visit my website to see if in fact I have made new posts and if I have, then please consider changing the RSS feed to what it always should have been – https://urbanplanningblog.com/feed/.
I promise, this will never change unless I shut down my blog. Thanks for still reading me.
Apologies all around for letting this blog rot in oblivion. I had this little thing of getting married to take care of over the winter break. Hopefully, things shall be rosy again.
The CN Tower in Toronto has been replaced by Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest free-standing structure. It stands at 555 meters right now but the final planned height is currently a closely guarded secret.
The Chicago Mag compiles “The List” and says, “Call them the best of the 21st century if you’d like. These innovative new buildings illustrate Chicago’s enduring power to attract great design” [via Architecture Lab]
Incidentally, the Pritzker House, one of the ten in the list featured in a Chicago Tribune rant on mega mansions.
A rendering of the mobile pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid. It almost looks like a Chanel bag but I love its fluid design [via Zaha Hadid’s Blog].
Yup, I’ve done it again. I just hope I can keep my hands off tweaking the look and focus more on the writing & linking. But I promise this will stay (until the next itch) for a longer time. After realizing that this blog is more about linking and sharing media, I wanted to focus more on those aspects. Of course, I’ll occasionally write the long rave/rant/op-ed.
Also, after reading Archidose’s rant on advertising-heavy blogs, I decided to cut back on the ads. But I still have to pay the bills to keep the lights on so right now, this blog is only monetized using the Google ads at the top, Text Link Ads at the bottom, and the Amazon Book Store. I hope those are as un-intrusive as ads can get. Feed readers need not worry; nothing is changed for you guys.
Of course, thoughts and opinions are always welcome. If you place your cursor over a particular post, three options pop up on the right. The top one will take you to comments. Otherwise my inbox is always open.
Britain’s Ten Ugliest buildings? I partly agree because I don’t understand the over-indulgence of glass facades.