Welcome to the home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Variance and general internet tinkerer. Most of my writing these days is happening over at Why is this interesting?, a daily email full of interesting stuff. This site has been around since 2004. Feel free to get in touch. Good places to get started are my Framework of the Day posts or my favorite books and podcasts. Get in touch.

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Bloglines Email

I recently started using the Bloglines email address feature and it’s great. What it allows you to do is create an email address for those annoying email newsletters that haven’t converted over to RSS yet. Anything that comes into that email address is then just shown to you in the same way a new RSS entry would. Not only is this great for email newsletters, but it’s also great for signing up for anything that’s free that you think might sell your info (or you just don’t feel like crowding your inbox). You can simply create a new email address for whatever your signing up for, and then just get rid of the email when you’re done with it. I’ve created one email address to receive travel specials from a number of different airlines and another to receive all my fantasy football news. Bloglines has really thought through what they’re doing and created a great product. Go sign up and find out for yourself.

August 11, 2004