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I just realised that my last post was my 200th post on this blog. It’s 23 months old so I’m running at a little more than 100 posts a year. It’s harder than it looks. :) Earlier this year I also started a more generic tech-focused blog, techiturn.

see also 100th post, 1st post.

If you enjoy reading what I write, do me a favour and do one or more of the following as time goes by:

Bloggers thrive on attention like ‘most everyone else on the internet. :)

10 July, 2009 •



I am going to try taking part in NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month. It is the blogging counterpart to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. (Despite the word “national” I think it is mostly an internet phenomenon.) I was reading about NaNoWriMo and getting silly ideas about taking part myself. Then I found out about NaBloPoMo, which is much more realistic for me, although still a challenge.

I had a bit of a burst with three posts yesterday, so hopefully that is a sign of things to come! I have a number of books to review and I’m giving no less than three talks, so I should have lots of material…

02 November, 2008 •

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OT blog recommendations for Blog Day

Blog Day 2008

Thanks to Mary I found out today is apparently Blog Day. Since whenever I read someone else’s feed recommendations I almost always end up finding at least one new good read, I thought I would have a go at it too. And since all wiki blogs are on Planet Wikimedia or Open Wiki Blog Planet, here are my non-wiki blog recommendations (although you can see they still don’t stray too far from wiki-ish topics).

  1. Classic that you should really already read: PostSecret.
  2. ReadWriteWeb has consistently interesting coverage of new web things happening.
  3. Street Use showcases “stuff as it is actually used, and not how its creators planned on it being used.”
  4. Fast Wonder – Dawn Foster often has interesting links and commentary on “social media” topics.
  5. Composite is Liz Henry’s blog. Liz is smart, techy and snarky when called for. What more could you want?
  6. Coding Horror has smart commentary on the management and social aspects of programming.
  7. The Lousy Linguist and Noncompositional are nice slower-paced alternatives to the high-volume Language Log.
  8. Planet Inkscape is a great medium-volume on-topic planet feed – good passive inspiration if you always mean to improve your Inkscape skills but somehow never get around to it…
  9. Open Access News contains excellent, thorough, high-volume coverage of all things OA-related.
  10. Basic Instructions isn’t as good as xkcd.com, but it’s still worth a look.

And my shared feed items likely contain a decent bunch of entries from these blogs.

31 August, 2008 •

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