It's a duck pond.
Why aren't there any ducks?
I don't know. There's never any ducks.
Then how do you know it's a duck pond?
Sunday, August 29
I now have an automated RSS feed that replicates my blog into the mu.nu forums. Not just little excerpts, either, but complete HTML-formatted entries.
Why? Because I can.
Update: Apparently I can't. All the entries went across just fine, but now it doesn't seem to want to transfer this entry. Foo.
Update: Oh. The feed software works out that it's already imported an article based on the title. So I must have previously used "Because It Was There" as a post title. Now that I've renamed this, it should work fine. Let's find out, shall we?
Monday, August 23
I haven't blogged much lately, because (a) I OD'd on blogs a bit over the past month, (b) I've been watching old episodes of Charmed* and (c) I've been setting up the all new MuNu Portal.
Better portal<->blog integration, RSS feeds and stuffs like that will be coming soon. In the mean time, you can register and just play the games.
Update: Oh, and let me know if you do sign up so I can give you some coins for the arcade.
* Wow, does this show have some bad acting or what? I only watch it for Alyssa Milano...
Thursday, August 12
Out of the last 1200 comments, there are 776 comments on entries for which you have editing privileges that match your current blacklist. Select the ones below which you would like to delete.If it weren't for Jay Allen's MT Blacklist, we'd be toast.
Update: Jay won the MT 3.0 plugin contest! Yay Jay!
Wednesday, August 11
Spread a meme:
Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog
This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs (and aggregation sites) are most influential in the propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public, and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the GUID for this meme (below).
Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participateâ€”the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.
The GUID for this experiment is:
The above GUID enables anyone to easily search Google or other search engines for all blogs that participate in this experiment, once they have indexed the sites that participate, which may take several days or weeks. To locate the full data set, just search for any sites that contain this GUID.
Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post (see URL above). (Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.)
To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and then answer the questions below, substituting your own information, below, where appropriate. Other than answering the questions below, please do not alter the information, layout or format of this post in order to preserve the integrity of the data in this experiment (this will make it easier for searchers and automated bots to find and analyze the results later).
REQUIRED FIELDS (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)
(1) I found this experiment at URL: http://rocketjones.mu.nu/
(Well, that's the third time I've seen it, but anyway.)
(2) I found it via â€œNewsreader Softwareâ€ or â€œBrowsing the Webâ€ or â€œSearching the Webâ€ or â€œAn E-Mail Messageâ€: Browsing the Web
(3) I posted this experiment at URL: http://ambientirony.mu.nu/
(4) I posted this on date (day/month/year): 10/08/04
(5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 21:21
(6) My posting location is (city, state, country): Sydney, NSW, Australia
OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS:
(7) My blog is hosted by: Meeee!
( My age is: 37
(9) My gender is: Male
(10) My occupation is: Computer Consultant
(Thanks Ted! Half the answers don't even need editing!)
(11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: none
(12) I use the following software to post to my blog: MovableType
(13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 14/04/2003
(14) My web browser is: Mozilla
(15) My operating systems are: Fedora Linux and some Microsoft thingy
Monday, August 09
I haven't done my Blog of the Day for quite a while, but this absolutely not-to-be-missed weapons-grade rant at Cold Fury deserves nothing less:
Christ almighty, what is it with you people? Youâ€™ve spent a couple of years asking why we didnâ€™t prevent 9/11, calling for an investigation, asking â€˜how much did Bush know and when did he know it?â€™ You blamed us for something we failed to prevent after eight months in office, and yet to this day you give the Clinton admin a free pass, even though he had eight yearsâ€”eight fucking years, peopleâ€”to do something about al Qaeda and didnâ€™t do one goddamned thing.And that's just Mike getting warmed up.
You finally get your investigation, the results of which confirm most of what weâ€™d been saying all along, but you donâ€™t want to hear that any more than you wanted to hear about the fact that one of the Democrat commissioners, Jamie Gorelick, was responsible for the so-called â€œwall of separationâ€ prohibiting information-sharing between the FBI and CIA, which nearly everyone now acknowledges was one of the biggest problems preventing any effective defense against terrorist networks. You do deign to acknowledge that problem, but the part you originally claimed to be most interested inâ€”who was responsibleâ€”is suddenly not so interesting anymore the moment you realized you couldnâ€™t reasonably blame us for it.
You insist that Condi and Bush must testify publicly to the commission (even though Condi had already testified once), but it doesnâ€™t seem to bother you when Clinton gets to testify behind closed doors. You laud Richard Clarkeâ€™s and Joe Wilsonâ€™s credibility, but when itâ€™s clearly shown that theyâ€™re liars you donâ€™t seem to want to bring it up anymore. You hint at all sorts of sinister skullduggery on our part, but when Sandy Berger openly admits to stealing classified documents for God only knows what reason, you couldnâ€™t care less.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you Michael Gene Hendrix and Cold Fury. No finer place to get your mellow harshed.
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