I’ve been collecting Web things and I’m on the verge of losing them in the pile of other Web things, so:
1. Feedly Launches a Standalone Webapp, No Extension Necessary … see, Google Reader, their RSS application, is being discontinued as of July 1. Feedly was always well-liked but had some limitations, especially if you weren’t one of those smartphone-wielding sorts. Now you can use Feedly via a regular Web browser without installing any browser extensions (though you can probably still do that too if you want). I’ll check this out better this weekend. I use Google Reader daily to keep up with news, blogs, and web comics, and their exit is just one of several reasons why I don’t really trust Google anymore.
2. The Basics of Music Production: The Complete Guide … possibly quite useful if I can ever get my act and house together enough to record music again.
3. New music (to me): Folly & the Hunter are an indie-folk band from Montreal. Sound-wise they’re a little like Bon Iver, something like Lord Huron, a little wilder than old Iron & Wine. Does that make sense? I like what I’ve heard; they’re getting play on CBC Radio 2’s The Signal. Their first album (from 2011) is available on Bandcamp and their second is available through their website.