Friday, May 25 2001

Blog-hoppers guide

Famous after all?! Almost…

Looking in my referrers today, I found Pah, the weblog of David Golding. He links to an article at The Australian: Tell someone who cares. (Some may already have read the article since it mentions the Kaycee hoax near the end.)

This is a very well-written article about weblogs, and also one of the very few that does not point to any of the so-called A-list blogs. Of the weblogs that are mentioned, I have seen only a few before, but many I’ve never heard of.

David Golding also links to the print version that includes a Blog-hopper’s guide box (not included in the online version), in which I read:

“Andrea’s Weblog, by Andrea, German student. Charming, straightforward.” Thanks!

Whoops, I just noticed that Doc Searls pointed to the very same article yesterday and commented on it as well. He suggests Blews as a term for news from blogs.


BBC News: Tea ‘good for teeth’. “Scientists believe that drinking tea may be a good way to keep your teeth healthy. They have discovered that compounds found in black tea may attack harmful bacteria in the mouth that cause gum disease and cavities.”

A Tribute to Douglas Adams

Today is Towel Day. From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine soredly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

There also is Happy Adams Day, which is set to be on February 11, the 42nd day of the year.

The end of the whole mess

Randall van der Woning has put together the whole story. Read it here.

Going to Amsterdam

We have wonderful weather here in Europe! It’s warm and sunny, just great, and it is supposed to stay like this on the weeked. I’m looking very forward to going to Amsterdam tomorrow! The Scripting News/Blogger dinner should be fun!

Don’t expect any updates here before Monday. And do expect some weblogger photos then!

Have a great weekend, everyone!