(10) Wed Feb 23 2005 10:22 Crummy Addiction:
I think that I've become obsessed with reading my little group of favorite blogs, going alphabetically through my own blog to check for comments, then to jabberwocky, joe, kristen, rachel, swishina, traffic, then to crummy.com, to Sumana's site and to Brendan's, then to my friend Sabine's blog, and her husband Mike's, which I added to my list recently. If no one has posted anything new since the last time I've checked, like fifteen minutes ago, I go into withdrawls and I start to hyperventilate. Well, not really, but I'm pretty pathetic. People: I can't go to the cubical or the office next door to see another fully grown human being, so I am sometimes hungering for virtual company instead. Please don't say your life is boring, or resign your blog to silence. I might just go into histerics. For readers that don't already know, some of my favorite crummy bloggers are also favorite family members.
For readers that don't already know, some of my favorite crummy bloggers are also favorite family members.
Posted by Joe Walch at Wed Feb 23 2005 09:05
I must repent and try to write more often. It is hard to not think that my life is boring, though. I do the same thing most every day--study, work, sleep, run, study, etc. It will not be the case soon, however. We are going to have some adventure after april is over. It is nice to have this medium to share life's experiences together. Thanks Leonard for the memory repository.
Posted by John at Wed Feb 23 2005 10:03
I told Susie her life isn't boring. We did lots of stuff yesterday; together and separately.
Alyson, have you considered using an RSS feed aggregator? Most of the more popular blogging systems (including NewsBruiser, and ergo all the Crummy blogs, Sumana's and mine) have RSS feeds, and you can have an aggregator check them automatically for you and notify you of updates. For example, I don't know what you use to check your email, but Mozilla Thunderbird--an open-source alternative to Outlook Express and the like--can check RSS feeds and display them in an email-pane-like format (and even ding to tell you whenever it sees something new).I can't remember whether comments on Crummy screen for all URLs, but here are a couple places to skim: http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_RSS_BasicsThere are plenty of other RSS aggregators (or RSS readers) out there, too, including web-based services like Bloglines. If you don't like Thunderbird, it might be worth your time to google for more.
Posted by Alyson at Wed Feb 23 2005 14:20
Wow, cool! Thanks, Brendan! So does this mean that you get a "ding" everytime I revise a recent entry? If the answer is yes, I am red with embarrassment right now. Sometimes I do a lot of editing/updating in my current entries right after I write them.
Posted by Alyson at Wed Feb 23 2005 14:23
*afraid of being psychoanalyzed through blog revisions*
Posted by Kristen at Wed Feb 23 2005 15:39
We will write more if you write more. :)
Posted by Kristen at Wed Feb 23 2005 15:40
Also, is doing the little smiley like this :) so passť or what? I never see anyone else do them anymore.
Posted by Rachel at Wed Feb 23 2005 17:21
I do them!:) but more often I do this :* which turns into a kissing face on ichat.
Brendan, I had no idea you could get RSS feeds mailed to you in Thunderbird... it's too bad I am so in love with mail or I'd be tempted to switch. Leonard made me a lovely RSS feed page but I can't seem to get used to using it.
Alyson, I have a web-based aggregator (like Rachel's) that's very nice because I can keep the same set of "read / unread" stuff at work and at home, but it means that I must live without the joy of dings. To actually answer your question, NewsBruiser doesn't change the original post timestamp when you edit an entry; most RSS readers only ding when they notice an entry with a new timestamp. (I'm a compulsive editor myself, so I'm grateful for this.)
Posted by Susie at Thu Feb 24 2005 09:26
What is RSS? I want one!