Warning: Blogging about Blogging
Recently, I have wished that it was possible to go beyond just having separate categories in the blog and actually have distinct streams. A bit like multiple overlaid Google Calendars, you could turn them on and off according to taste, seeing only the layers of interest to you. For starters, it would be worth having:
- academic / respectable
- personal / trivial (possibly by invitation)
- geeky and of limited interest (posts like this)
Of course, any such major site redesign is exactly what I should not be doing at such a busy juncture. I wonder why the idea of major site renovations always seems to strike me during periods where school and clubs are both making reasonably heavy demands…
PS. Since I am talking about blogs anyhow, let me direct you to academicblogs.org. It is a wiki that lists academic blogs; anyone who can contribute some new ones should feel free to go edit it.
[Update: 12:15am] Also on the wish list is a secondary system for browsing the photos in /uploaded_images/. Right now, it can only really be done through the posts to which they are linked. Better would be just a big grid of thumbnails with links. Better still, the ability to sort by date somehow.
[Update: 12:30am] I am in the process of upgrading to the next version of GoDaddy virtual linux hosting, primarily because I need support for PHP 5.0 for an project. As usual, please report and horrific consequences of the transition on the bug report thread. Part of the purpose of the upgrade is to replace that thread with something better.
[Update: 12:45am] Digging through log files (the nasty text ones with no pictures), I see that MySpace has logged some 24,614 server requests in the last few months. No other domain has generated nearly so many in the period observed; Google Images yielded just 4,547. This is especially odd, since MySpace doesn’t show up at all in either the Site Meter stats or Google Analytics. I found at least a couple that are hotlinking photos from my site as backgrounds. I don’t mind, though. I have only transferred about 20GB in total since I took on this domain. I am pretty sure my monthly bandwidth is several times that. The specific URL from which people come is: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm
[Update: 1:00am] It also seems that 480 people found my ever-popular photo of Tallinn at night through the forums of an Italian train company. It is also being hotlinked in the forum of a women’s tennis group. Odd. Also, people in a military forum have been hotlinking my photo of a Soviet car at the Tallinn Occupations Museum. (in context)