June 12, 2007

HEY! Things to talk about!

From the comments earlier, this smattering of conversationalism:

That's what you get for thinkin'!

Hmm? What?

How about your thoughts on Lilek's new endeavor, buzz.mn? It's funny(strange) to see him blogging rather than bleating. I still have not decided if I'll take the time to make a daily visit or two to his buzz.mn site. I suppose it will depend if he lets the Bleat slip. He says he won't but we all know how promises in the blogosphere go, particularly when it comes to pledges on maintaining a site.

Posted by: Marc V at June 12, 2007 11:38 AM

He said ominously. Hey, just wait--there may be even more people like that. One never can be too certain, you know.

ANYway, for those of you who don't know, go here first. I like it pretty much good okay fine. It's different, but in a goodish sort of not-the-sameness that suits his style and sense of urgency and desire to catalog everything and everyone and label it with a Sharpie and place it in a protective plastic sleeve and place them in a Tupperware stacking bin then stack it on a shelf with the perfectly scented sachet for the season. AND I LIKE THAT! I really do appreciate his seeming inability to NOT find something interesting and of worth in everything he comes across. I do fear that the novelty might wear off after the first twenty years or so, sort of like what happened to Possumblog around the '74-'75 season before we traded Villarosa and Mills to Tampa. Everyone had gotten used to relying on them to come up with new crap, and when they couldn't, well, the turnstiles stopped turning.

Thankfully, the '77-'78 season was a good turnaround and it's been rocking pretty well since then, but I credit this more to the "Every Night is Hat Night!" promotion, and making sure all of our grandstand vendors were very attractive women.

ANYway, I like it, although I still check our own homegrown al.com site much more often because it's local and we have a lot of crazy crap going on all the time.

Next up, this:

Sorry, I've been offline most of the AM, relocating all my office equipment from one side of a cubicle wall to the other side. That's right, I moved from facing north to facing south on the opposite side of a wall.

What a pain. There are still files to move and my phone is still plugged in on the wrong side but otherwise, I'm hooked up and back in business. The good news- I've still got a window. The bad news- my monitor now faces the corner where my boss comes out of his office...

Posted by: Nate at June 12, 2007 12:20 PM

No need to apologize, Nate, although I would suggest that your task might have been easier if you'd a wooden scooter carved from a tree trunk by a Southeast Asian hilltribesman.

We could talk about the TP my church is now buying. It seems to be “optical” quality. Meaning that while it is thin enough to read through it does seem to have some refractive properties.

Posted by: jim at June 12, 2007 12:22 PM

Maybe you'd be better off stealing some of that nice two-ply from the Marshalltown courthouse.

It would be nice and cushiony, and you'd have no reason to explore whether or not you can read through it!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 12, 2007 01:09 PM

I'm guessing that by living at .mu.nu and using their servers and stuff that you by default have to use their link list over there on the right side. Have you ever noticed how many of those blogs are dead, deleted, abandoned or otherwise are gathering dust? Just for fun, I tried clicking some of the links to see if I could find other interesting people to read but 5 of the 6 links I tried were as dead as last week's lunchmeat.

Is there a review process at the .mu.nu HQ for editing out the dead weight and dead links?

Posted by: Nate at June 12, 2007 02:01 PM

Here are some examples from that previous comment. Take this bunch for example, I think there are only 2 or 3 still in operation. The rest- abandoned.
Desert Raspberry
Domicel Q&A
Drama Queen
Drunken Wisdom
Educated Beyond Her Intelligence
Electronic Countermeasures
Ellis Island
Everyday Stranger
Everyman Chronicles
Ex-Donkey Blog
Fear Your Future
Feisty Repartee

Posted by: Nate at June 12, 2007 02:07 PM

Yeah, it's an automatically updated listing, and although new ones get added, old ones aren't taken off. I've thought about going back to my old manual list for those and doing some pruning, but that requires effort.

Of the ones over there, I most frequently visit Ace of Spades, Llama Butchers, and My Pet Jawa.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 12, 2007 02:19 PM

Oh, and it's not a mandatory thing--they don't require you to put up the links, but I figure since they were kind enough to provide me free hosting and a pretty robust blogging platform, it wouldn't kill me to have it up there.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 12, 2007 02:24 PM