Get a real live musician to write a theme song for your blog. Of course you have to somehow return the favor. "I'm calling it the rockin' blogroll," notes Philip Clark, the multiple band guy
that is willingly offering up his own service against silence.
"The War Against Bad Things
" - A blogger's one-act / one screen play. Politicians with a new and improved metaphor to describe the campaign for civillian safety may stand to win votes. A journalist notes: "If I have learned anything in four decades of covering politics, it is to pay heed when you hear the same questions -- in almost the same phrases
-- popping up in different parts of the country ..."
Winer finally makes sense
Thanks to Greg Knauss's dissociative translator, Scripting News
is more informative and vastly more entertaining. MetaFiter also gets the disassociator once-over
MSNBC.com Launches Weblogs
Sign of the times? Sign of the apocalypse? Or both?
Move over Kottke
, here comes Chris Matthews
It's not often a weblog has you on the edge of your seat
, but Dave Mill's email-posted accounts of his solo attempt to reach the true North Pole are gripping. Stalked by a Polar bear, 6 days to build a runway for his rescue plane before the full moon rips the floes to shreds - this one has it all. I guess he is a live ass
Cosmic Log - on msnbc.com
Alan Boyle, the science editor for msnbc.com (and former coworker who I respect) has ventured into the land of the blogs, his being primarily science-news based. MSNBC and Alan both seem to be viewing it as an experiment, and are soliciting feedback. If you think a journalist-as-blogger is a good thing (and like the quality of the content of course), you can send feedback, or anonymously rate the page (at bottom of page).
is a 'weblog on language' by a Brussels-based freelance interpreter. Are any of your favourite blogs on
*carefully and gingerly point out Douglas Rushkoff's Mideast blog entries
as objective, detached viewpoint on the whole ugly mess*
*tiptoe out, thanking cris
for the link, and apologizing for the Mideast link, but hey, it's good*
"i met ben affleck today. he's the title role in a movie we'll be shooting called gigli. i'm sure you'll hear about it sooner or later... but anyway, this affleck character - he's a pompous asshole. i have tremendous respect for him, don't get me wrong, but there's nothing wrong with this kid that a good ass kicking won't fix." Does this blog belong to the REAL Christopher Walken
? I tried reading it with Walken's accent in my head but I still can't tell...
Antidote to the Liberal Monotone: Blogging
After reading MetaFilter for a while, I would assume that blogging ticks off all people, left and right, equally. Does exposure like this on a major Op-Ed page show that blogging is on the verge of becoming something big?
""I think this is one of many weird phenomena that contributes to a national attention deficit disorder."The crawl -- that stream of info-morsels and promotional hooks that seemed so urgent right after Sept. 11, but now seems so annoying and distracting -- seems to carry Gitlin's point with it as it creeps across the screen."
Is this a real problem, or is it just the old guys not hip to the kids' video world? (via i want media
is a music blog, focused on bootlegs. Not old Grateful Dead concerts, but DIY remixes and combinations, with tracks that pit Eminem against Britney, or Grandmaster Flash against Boards of Canada. Crazy stuff. bsx
is a helpful filter that whittles it all down to must-listen boots and mixes.
is a blog about, you guessed it, Mozilla
! Why Mozilla? Because IE sucks.
Agreed. I've been using Mozilla and IE interchangeably for the last month, and giving serious consideration to going Mozilla full-time. Very
The Secret Diary of Gollum
: Day Thirty-One - "[Very] Dark in Mines of Moria. Bad for ogling. Have been following sounds of Legolas complaining loudly about state of his backpack and dank air of Moria being bad for his skin. Gandalf stuck gum in his hair while he wasn’t looking. Rather like Gandalf. Always has gum."
Ignore the fact that it's a LiveJournal
link. It's Middle Earth slash-fiction
. And it's funny. Really, really funny. [via Modern Life is Rubbish]
Seanbaby's reaction to terrorism
. I agree with everything he says; I just wish someone with more credentials was there to say it.
Evan Williams says an interim version of Blogger Pro will be launched this week
, and last night he demoed it for the Weblogger Interest Group
in Mountain View. New stuff: automatic weblogs.com ping, image posting, draft posting, and post to the past.
Let Slip the Blogs of War For a while I didn't think I was gonna make it, but around 1800 hours I laid down a barrage of trenchant observations and we finally broke through
...star studded article by tim cavanaugh.
Jesus has his own Live Journal
. Well, he has two of them
, apparently. Or maybe three
. Jesus is like a maniac with the blogging
May auld grievance
be forgot: "I'm sorry I haven't spoken to you in 10 years," Mark Pilgrim wrote today
to fellow weblogger Eric Soroos
. "I forgive you. Please forgive me."
For all your middle east rumor mill needs
Just another alternative media, highly speculative source for rumors... blah, blah, blah Quite a few of their "stories" have been confirmed as of late. Maybe it's worth another look for those of you who have never been.
Heather Havrilesky ("Polly Esther") has a web log.
(But you have to look at the source to prove it.)
Lost my job and this guy is now describing my daily life.
Welcome to Teddy.
Images, words, and comics about a relationship gone wrong, right, wrong, wrong, and wrong from Ethan Persoff; incredible stuff. Some language may not be suitable for work viewing, unless no one can see your monitor. (Thanks to Velvet Cerebellum
Are you a blogaholic?
Auiz that rates you as some who blogs and is perhaps addicted. Take the quiz and get your score. Is it bad to be a blogaholic or merely a habit, like doing hard drugs?
Obviously, some other people do, as evidenced by Dream Catcher
. Set up as a weblog that allows anyone to post via a "guest blogger" account, Dream Catcher is set up for the discussion of dreams and dream-related links. While it's just starting out, I think Sean Mattison may've hit on an idea that could be a valuable, useful, therapeutic, and even entertaining resource on the world wide web. Visit Dream Catcher at: http://www.seanmattison.com/dreamcatcher/
a community weblog and news page for Antarctica. Strangely familiar in many respects
Driving home last night I passed a Land Rover
. Not just any Land Rover, mind you, but a Land Rover headed from Virginia to the tip of South America
and back. Not only did these people implement some considerable alterations
to the vehicle, they are blogging
the details of the trip along the way. Nice to see some people come out of the 'bubble' with a bit of money and the gumption to chase their dreams.
Are you ready for The Galaxy Girls
-- the world's first group weblog written by drag queens? I count nine girls participating so far, and more are on the way. Diamonds, Vicodin, Strom Thurmond -- whatever it takes to get ready for the next show!
Stupid things I have done,
a list by Heather and her readers.
The Player Piano Randall Jarrell's
last poem, perhaps...The pancakes made me think of famous MeFi android Buster Friendly--er, Miguel Cardoso. From The Wandering Minstrels
, a poetry log, a plog, I guess...The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner
has a certain timely resonance.
Metascene is alive!
In case you were getting worried like me, apparently metascene survived the transplant to NY and is posting again. Well, sorta...
The Ramon Stoppelenburg deathpool inaugurates as the naïve young lad jets to Sithifrica. Will he survive? “I found out that South Africa isn’t that criminal as I was told at previous places and by people I met on the road. It is just a country where you have to take extreme caution. I can’t just walk with my mobile phone to my ear in downtown Johannesburg and take some photographs with my camera at the same time. There is a minor possibility that I get shot to dead and mugged the next moment”
Dack is back,
but not in the blogging sense. Many here at MeFi thought he'd bring his blog back
after it ceased in May. His front page is now a collection of links urging peaceful resolution of the Current Situation. Refresh a few times to see a variety of quotes.
of a guy recovering from schizophrenia. Interesting, he includes some stuff from his madness on the site.
The Angry Flag Vendor.
From Jeffrey Zeldman's glamorous life. The latest entry makes for a very interesting read.
current (September 28, 2001) edition begins its story on the Internet in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States with a paragraph stating that:
By 9:15 Tuesday morning, a link to a live webcam atop the Empire State Building with a clear view of lower Manhattan was posted on Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog (scripting.com). And dozens of other daily log writers, including the all-encompasing Metafilter.com, compiled the highlights from U.S. and foreign news sources.
The article goes on to mention many other links to relevant online sites including kottke.org, thefineline.org/tflblog, and camworld.com.
Apologies if this is a repost. I couldn't find it in recent days listings or search results.
Islamic militants are like Medieval Christians:
The religion to which [modern-day Christians] pay lip service is a thin, watered-down version their distant predecessors would denounce as wicked. The Islamic Faith, by contrast, never had an Aquinas and thus never experienced a renaissance; it was never neutered. [...] Those we are at war with are consistent advocates of faith and self-sacrifice. We cannot defeat them by "getting back to God" -- that is, by clamoring to become earnest practitioners of a slightly different version of the same evil we're fighting. Instead we must selfishly, unequivocally and proudly stand for the worldly values that ended the "dark and doleful night of Christian rule" and ushered in the prosperous way of life Westerns enjoy [today]. (Via fkrn
Moby tells his side of the story.
Moby lives in Lower Manhattan, and he has been keeping the world updated in his own online journal. He has some rather poignant things to say. Moby feels that paying taxes to security organizations who have failed to protect the US is stupid. I'm inclined to agree.
Anonymous Juice tries to review everything he's ever encountered.
I first read about this website whilst reading the Web Life section of The Guardian
this morning while on the train to work. I live in Liverpool and . . . cont
The We-Did-It-Our-Way Tax Relief Anti-Massacre Page
one guy describes how he spent the tax rebate check, and invites you to tell him how you did. (the title's a bit of a nod to Alice's Restaurant, fyi)
Seventh seal opened, nytimes.com has a web log
Or is it...? This list of links in a section entitled "According to the Times" is a "Web-only feature highlighting facts and figures culled from the week's news. It appears every Wednesday." It seems to be a scanner of news stories by the NYT, not offsite. I used to think they were cool, but this dogged resistence to trends is making them seem aloof, no? (well, more so than usual...)
I miss CC...
Most of the interesting and memorable people I've encountered have been vice-ridden maniacs.
Through a slightly inebriated misposting I made recently, I wandered into succa
's profile, and from there to his blog
, where I found this post today. I offer it as a sort of coda to this
MeFi discussion, and wonder if people agree with the thought. I sure as hell do, even if it gets harder to do so with the advancing years. (I note too that there are tons of other great sites
by MeFi'ers out there too, but today this one did it for me.)
Is "me-zine" the new 'blog?
Or is it just when traditional
journalists do it? And is this whole thing now "legit"? [via medianews]
News for bogans. Warrant