Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I've loved these pictures ever since seeing them on John Scalzi's website (whatever).

I'm posting this one mainly to link from elsewhere (hehehe):

Friday, January 13, 2006

Blogrolling, linking, trackbacking

And a number of other things I have no idea how to implement.

On a help page here on Blogger I find the idea of "Hey, add your stuff to blogrolling and add links with that!!!11!". Great. I make a Blogroll account, add a couple of blog links (it's not like I read only a couple) and then go into the "add the blogroll to you blog" information. Okay. Copy some Javascript.

Copy it where? Oh right.. into the Template. So... err.. where? In the link section? Okay, in it goes.. and ... it doesn't seem to do anything.

Hmm.. I go into the help: "See the documentation with your blogging service". Okay, off to Blogger's help.. which doesn't help much at all.

I'll figure it out eventually, I guess. Luckily, there IS a Netvibes backup method that saves your links to an XML file. If I could work out how to import this thing, it would help.

EDIT: Well.. as is now obvious by the huge list to the side, I've worked it out (or.. its working now and wasn't before). Woot.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bouncing around the web

The Reg is the Wikipedia vandal you can't revert.

I don't bother with The Reg anymore. I only went there for the BOFH, but all the latest by Simon have been crap. Actually, since number 14 or whatever they've been pretty tame.

I'm using www.netvibes.com to aggregate RSS feeds... which is fantastic except for the slight problem I have now -- I have 39 feeds I'm subscribed to. If they're all open, it fills a couple of screens with links, and often, they are to the same place.

One of them is digg.com, which apparently is a useful place. I wouldn't know. In netvibes, when you click on MOST of the feeds, a floating window frame thing opens with the rss published text inside it. You may only get a bit of the article (on Blogger you have to choose to publish the whole article in your feed, so I understand the WHY of this), but you generally get some idea what the link is about. Digg however opens a new window. And this window generally contains nothing except for another link, usually to someone ELSE. Fantastic. To make it more fun, say I read the article in the link on BoingBoing. I have that linked in netvibes. Then I see a link on Ed Bott's blog (another netvibe link). Two links. One back to BoingBoing, the other to somewhere else. So I go to the other link (Thomas Hawk) who links... to BoingBoing. Sigh. AND to himself (this article). Gah.

I guess this is all part of the fun :/