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Feeling Friendly

emoticon:animals_cat Yup, I'm feeling friendly. Smile

My Friends Page is now online - hurrah. Hmmm... it would be nice to have more friends though. Wink

Oh.. and seeing as I'm in a talkative mood, this is my chance to brag about something utterly irrelevant. I released the latest version of ConfigObj/Pythonutils [1] yesterday - and had two hundred downloads within twenty-four hours. Wow - I'm well chuffed.

[1]Some Python code I develop for my own projects. I make it available as Open Source for other people though.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-10-19 08:44:35 | |
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The Further Adventures of Ping!

emoticon:exclaim I've found a useful online pinging service. will ping lot's of different services and directories when you update your blog. That's jolly nice of them. Laughing

This means that whenever I make a new post these services will update me in various directories. As a side effect it provides quite a list of blog directories - so I'll make sure my blogs are listed in all of them. sigh I think I'm getting the hang of this.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-10-17 14:46:37 | |
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Voidspace Competition Winner

emoticon:film The Voidspace MirrorMask competition has finished. We had many more entries than we expected - and only two people gave incorrect answers.

Thanks to all those who entered - and commiserations if you didn't win. Better luck next time. Smile

The answers are :

  1. Q: What is the name of the character dream in the Sandman Graphic novels ?

    A: He goes by many names. The name he is most often referred to by, is Lord Morpheus. His other names include Oneiros, Kai'ckul, or even Daniel. Very Happy

  2. Q: Name one of the children's books that Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean have collaborated on ?

    A: Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman have collaborated on two children's books. They are called The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls.

  3. Q: What is the name of the main character in MirrorMask ?

    A: The main character in MirrorMask is a 15 year old girl called Helena Campbell. In the film she is played by Stephanie Leonadis.

So the moment you've all been waiting for, the names of the winners. We have three US winners and three European winners. The prizes are from a selection of collectibles and posters of the film.

The winners in America should receive their prizes direct from Noise Marketing shortly. The prizes for the European winners are on their way to me - and I'll send them on as soon as they arrive. Very Happy

The three US winners are :

  1. Anna Mulch, Springfield IL.
  2. Robert Scott Martin, New York.
  3. Zee Grega, Seattle.

The three European winners are :

  1. Daniel Thomas, UK.
  2. Jose Dunn, Portugal.
  3. Laure Simon, France.

Congratulations to all of you. Don't forget to check out the rest of Voidspace.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-10-17 13:43:19 | |


For and Against Journalism

emoticon:newspaper In my last entry I explored some of the technology and frippery associated with blogging.

I've got my blog listed in a few directories, I've got the right meta data in my html, and so on. Hopefully more people will now find my blog, and when they do it will be easier for them to read [1].

However, the only way to really build up an audience [2] is to write quality material. The whole point of my blog is as a medium of expression - a way to explore the issues I'm interested in and develop my ability to communicate in a relevant way. It's not merely a way to explore blog technology.

This leaves me with a choice - what type of content should I put in my blog. There are two different models I'd like to mention :

As this blog also carries news about the website, I don't think I can move away from the journal style altogether. I would like to find the synthesis of the two styles.

In some ways these last two entries are a bit closer to the article style. I've taken a specific issue and explored it. I'd like to do more of this in the blog in future.

[1]Although currently my feed only has a summary of each entry not the whole entry. This means people have to come to my website to read my blog.
[2]Or even better - build a community of active participants.
[3]Which some people say isn't a blog at all.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-10-15 10:56:24 | |


The Old Blog Archives

There was so much ancient wisdom distilled into my old blog, that I couldn't let it just creep ignominiously into the pages of cyber-history. More to the point I'm still getting some hits from google with the old entries. Here are the archives of my previous Blogger based blog.

The Old Voidspace BlogThe Old Techie Blog

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