Posted tagged ‘interesting’

Blogroll Please!

April 28, 2008

In what can only be described as an affront to the graph-like nature of the Web (web-like?) Joe Wiesenthal at the Stalwart has decided to eliminate his blogroll. Now, I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I am extremely interested in what people are reading. Now, is a static list on a sidebar the way to go? Nope. So, if Joe doesn’t update his blogroll often, then best not to have it there. But, why can’t someone create a smart blogroll? Link it to my feed reader. Get statistics on what I’m reading, and generate it regularly from that. How about what I’m sharing with others or starring (for Google Reader people, like myself)? Or, maybe have the blogroll full of blogs being linked to. All of these would keep the blogroll updated and help discover new content. Oh, but linking to actual posts isn’t really what I’m thinking of… always seems to be a letdown when you try following someone else’s links or individual posts they are reading.

Maybe a WordPress plugin? Anyone? On, perhaps? Hello? Please?

Sorry, I Can’t Resist

February 20, 2008

Something about the following metaphor is simply artful:

But given the diets of so many Americans, perhaps holding the Sword of Damocles over a banana split is the best way to raise awareness.

Although, the disappearance of the bees is a very interesting and serious phenomenon. Is it really possible that flowers cannot be pollinated through artificial means? Wikipedia seems to be of a different mind on this topic.

This post is about an eight.

February 13, 2008

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone to rate their proficiency, on a scale of 1-10, in something that they are supposed to know, in order to not seem overly confident and egotistical they usually say 8? That’s when I start from the assumption that they are most likely average when judged against a group of proficient people. Maybe I’m being harsh.