People who should have blogs

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off the top of me head:

  • Jeff Green
  • Dan Brodnitz
  • Nicholas Meriwether
  • Robert Meriwether
  • Jennifer Crumlish
  • Arthur Crumlish (pear and fills)
  • don’t get me started on Crumlishes!
  • Jeff Tiedrich
  • Justin D’arms
  • Doris Lessing
  • Louis Menand
  • Christopher Hitchens


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I guess these headlines will grow stale unless I manually republish the page. Hmmm…
Getting closer on adapting a perl script to aggregate RSS chronically and xlate it into HTML.

Suddenly, I'm very busy

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My dance card is full now at least through May, and I’d like to spend a week or so in Greece in May or June this year, and with this flood of steady, varied, remunerative work I suddenly find myself more productive in other areas as well.
I’m applying what I’ve learned and practiced over the years to my own ongoing projects and I find that things are coming together nicely, as ever in fits and bounds. I still have goals, I’m still striving, but I don’t feel so impatient. I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time.
I just made a kind of console page for myself, for my PEP (personal expresion platform) project. It’s brain-dead simple, just a list of direct links into the entry pages of my various blogs and other website publications, with a place fo ropening my current offline writing projects as well. It’s one-stop shopping. I’d better password-protect it.

now playing:
Morning Dew” by Grateful Dead [DP19-CD3(10-19-73)]


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Been geeking around on a PC again. Borrowed a Dell for an upcoming documentation project and been bidding on Thinkpad’s on ebay for another project. (Found out I’m going to be working with Molly on the project I can’t talk about yet, which is cool!)
So after I wondered about using my new camera part-time as a webcam, I remembered that I own a Logitech cam that was gathering dust because of nonexistent OS X support. But since I have this Dell machine just sitting here, I plugged it in, got the driver, downloaded some freeware, and started streaming an image called x-cam.jpg to my server. Then, since I recently copied the golden boy image over on the x-ism experimental textpattern blog, I figured maybe my personal blog could use that real-time ‘ere I am J.H. warts and all circa 1997 cam view, maybe with a clever caption once I think of one.
It’s very home page-y and not very bloggy because it’s just streaming out there like old time live TV with no backup or archiving.
Don’t know how long it will last. Sorry about the backlighting.

Bit the bullet

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Just now finally got around to upgrading the version of Movable Type driving this X-POLLEN blog. Since I installed version 2.5 there was a 2.51 upgrade and possibly a 2.52, and then the recent more substantial release of 2.6, quickly followed by bugfixes 2.61 and 2.62. So I managed to avoid a lot of interim upgrades.
Now I have to poke around a little, make the comments closeable (Textpattern has a nice feature that makes comments close after x amount of time, such as two weeks), maybe choose a Create Commons license for my various MT-driven sites, see what else is new.
I also finally installed pMachine today. It looks kind of cool but probably not worth switching anything over for. The pro version has some droolworthy features but then the teaser’s for the upcoming pro version of MT sounds awfully good too.