On the tangential subject of RSS feed, doctorvee/dr_vee_feed has, in another case of being in my head, written an interesting take on the problems with RSS and other feeds:
I have had an up and down relationship with RSS. When I first started using it I thought it was a great way to just surf the web more quickly. No more visiting blogs to find that they hadn’t updated. No more visiting news sites to find that there is no news.I (still) prefer LJ for feeds, if I miss stuff because I'm away, I don't feel like I've a massive backlog, and can just look at a much more filtered view, without having to mark all unread. I keep thinking of experimenting with some proper feedreading software, but I do everything else via web based services these days, seems a bit of a backwards step TBH.
The problem is, once you have subscribed to more than a few dozen RSS feeds, it simply doesn’t work like that.
And via the lovely SB, a possibly daft but worth signing anyway petition to recognise the contribution of 2000AD:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to award knighthoods to John Wagner, Pat Mills and Alan Grant, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the great British comic, 2000ADGo sign. Now.
Last up, jonnynexus has an idea for a more inclusive version of Talk Like a Pirate day:
13 November: International Swear Like a Fucking Trooper Day!Sounds like it might be a plan...
How cool would that be? Anyone want to knock up a logo?