Programming Note

For those who enjoy literary criticism, I recommend It’s a place where writers post their work and others give constructive criticism. The quality of the work is all over the map, but some is quite good. If you decide to sign up, I think I get points if I refer you.

I thought I had killed Baghdad Burning – as soon as I added the link she stopped posting, but it appears to be on the air again.

I stumbled across a site called blogshares (the logo at the bottom of the sidebar will take you there). It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t know if I have the time to play at it. You invest in blogs, and as other people create links to the blog its value goes up. There are all kinds of other pseudo-financial plays you can make, but I haven’t figured them out yet. It may be a good way to find interesting blogs to read, since it is easy to spot active blogs which have been linked to by many people. Apparently someone did a play on MR&HBI a while ago, pumping up the stock and dumping shares. Take a look if you like that sort of thing.

7 thoughts on “Programming Note

  1. Meabwhile, on the latest poll, perhaps you ought to rework it so people know that the wombat eats shoots and leaves (or, in the Australian version, eats roots and leaves). You want to be sure people are voting for the right reason.

  2. Argh — I meant “meanwhile.” In case you’re wondering, yes, I actually was having a nosebleed at the time — just a minor one, but it’s odd how the nosebleed ended up showing up in the typography.

  3. I notice that the data at Blogshare indicate massive shares held by both Discopants and Haircuts and AN AMERICAN IN NORWAY. How do we make sure such ownership doesn’t compromise our security?

  4. Not sure I understand the question. Wait, no, I take that back. I’m absolutely certain I don’t understand the question.

  5. Yeah, bumblebees are all right. I don’t want to poop in anyone’s shoes, but the mystery of bumblebee flight has fallen to the ravenous beast of science. It turns out there are little horizontal mini-tornadoes created over the wings, creating a near-vacuum on the top surface and providing the needed lift.

  6. Plus there’s that little bulb on a stick that does for bumblebees what the similar two bulbs on a stick does for a Huey.

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