Pour one out for Kimono.

Hello everyone,

I try to limit these posts to only when necessary, and this is one of those times. I was notified by email a few days ago that kimonolabs.com is closing its doors as part of joining a larger big data company. As of 2/29, the APIs will stop working. I leverage Kimono for a number of feeds, so on March 1st these authors will no longer get posted for the foreseeable future:

Rembert Browne
Chuck Klosterman
Jonah Keri
Robert Mays
Charles P. Pierce
John Lopez

I’ll be looking into alternatives but I’ll be honest, there’s not a lot of them and I’ve already done a significant amount of research. Feedburner is about the only one left and it doesn’t get most of those listed right. I cannot commit the time to bringing in anything by hand, or building a system myself to automate it. If you have any tools you wish to share with me, you can get a hold of me through any of the social media channels listed in the sidebar or via reddit mail, which is linked in the footer.

There was a period of about two weeks where none of the social media channels were working, and emails were not being sent out. The issue has been fixed and was due to cloning this site into a beta site, apparently you can’t just move WordPress around like you used to be able to. Lesson learned, and thanks to Adam at Jetpack for fixing things on their side.

The site is also available over HTTPS and I encourage people to use HTTPS whenever possible.

Thanks for reading and I hope the site remains useful for you without the authors that will be leaving for at least a little while.