It’s the little things!
It seems that Google Reader recently changed their UI to show the number of unread items in a feed when you mouse over it in the feed list. That’s great news! Now I can uninstall the greasemonkey script I wrote to fix this myself. Basically, the problem was that if the title of the feed was too long, the unread number would get pushed out of the feed list pane.
I hope to see a lot more improvements under their new “improve our current stuff” plan. Google’s got all these fantastic apps with tons of little tiny problems that have been lingering for months or years– it’s nice to see them polishing ’em up!