meta-blogging

Taking the plunge

Although I have been using and enjoying Blogger for some time, I decided to try something different and blog using Movable Type. The recent silence in my blog has been due to this migration.

MT offers a lot more fine-tuning options, at the expense of a lot more complexity. But it’s a bigger sandbox to play in.

I also am in the process of redesigning my personal site, so that my blog is my front page. All my miscellaneous writings will need to be updated. It’s coming…

Blogchalking

I have commented before that I am interested in the ways cyberspace can be mapped to real space. Blogchalking is an effort to bootstrap just this kind of thing. I like it. I’m including their meta tag.
The following is included to get the attention of the search engines:
Google! DayPop! This is my blogchalk: English, United States, Austin, Hyde Park, Adam, Male, 36-40!

Blogging considered dangerous

From MSNBC’s report on PC Forum, an annual tech-industry gathering:

But we’re only beginning to grasp how weird it is to have wireless Net access all the time. One harbinger: during Tuesday morning’s session with Qwest telecommunications CEO Joe Nacchio, several conference participants were typing their impressions into personal ‘Web logs,’ online diaries available to all on the Internet. One of these ‘bloggers,’ Doc Searls, got an e-mail from a friend across the country, who noted that Nacchio’who at that moment was onstage complaining about how tough life was in telecom’had sold huge amounts of stocks over the past two years. Searls located a page from Yahoo Finance with the particulars and linked it to his log. Another blogger in the room read Searls’s log, and copied the link to his own site, acidly commenting on the inappropriateness of Nacchio’s whining. Though it’s not clear how many in the room were reading the Web logs, apparently there were a lot. In any case, it seemed that the room palpably chilled toward the pugnacious executive. This is a dangerous trend for public speakers.

Dangerous? No. I love this.