May 23, 2005 Blog General
I recently opened an account at Supersized.org so I could play around with Serendipity to see what it has to offer in the way of blogging. My account, Linkers, was up and running but somehow I misplaced my password. Yes, I’ll admit, this was 100% user error on my end.
I sent an email to the founder of Supersized, Jannis in which he responded very promptly. I agreed to have the password reset and I was back in business. Jannis’ level of service was very encouraging. What surprized me was a follow-up email just to check and see if everything was ok. I know of other large corporations that do this as a policy, but Jannis is the head of a small team (perhaps a one-man team), and did this out of geniuine care for his users. This type of detailed service has given me a lot of faith in Supersized and I fully endorse them. Serendipity itself is a very powerful, yet fairly easy to use, blogging application. Add a trustworthy admin, such as Jannis, and you’ve got a great service. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to blog, one that is a 100% free and hosted solution, I highly encourage that you get Supersized.
May 17, 2005 Geeks and Gadgets
E3 is well underway and to start things off, Nintendo decided to surprise the public with an offering it calls the Gameboy Micro. Same hardware as the GBA SP, plays all GBA games, most likely is backwards compatible with older gameboy games, and is smaller than an iPod mini. Some people wonder why, but then, those same people wondered why iPod needed a mini version too. Different people have different tastes. And Nintendo will market this to soccer moms and “image conscious” teenagers. It’s called user base and market reach. Google it.
May 6, 2005 Unordered Miscellany
I was rumaging through some old papers when I came across a scrap piece with a joke scribbled on it by an old friend. It was titled “Arkansas State 12th Grade Reading Comprehension Test”. I remembered the first time I read it and laughed. Then, as I looked at it for a second, I realized an obvious word-substitution. In the joke is the word loggers a few times. If replaced with bloggers, the joke becomes a LOT more relevant:
You see, very relevant! Bloggers need better wages. Too bad their isn’t a blogger union somewhere. Bloggers have rights too.
This was nice for a Friday laugh. For those curious few, here’s the other scenerios on the “test”:
LIB MR Mice!