Monthly Archives: November 2003

Sustaining Discussions by Notifications on Comments

Don’t Back Down – MT-notifier

I just added the ability to subscribe to notifications of new comments to an entry.

What does a feature like that do to the communication around an entry?

Often I drop a comment somewhere and then forget about it. Sometimes this is a violation of a social contract:
1. I read a post on A’s blog and ask a question
2. A answers the question and/or elaborates on the topic
3. I never return.

That’s not a problem anymore.

Besides this the functionality sustains the discussion, keeping response times to a minimum and providing pushed updates not only to the weblog owner but also the peer commenters.

As a last little bonus thing the notifications are easily unsubscribeable.

I think it’s important to recognize that a feature like this actually makes a commenting function more social. It is not mere techno fascination.

Om at lave penge på blogging [DK]

Her er nogle hurtige noter fra en snak om rentabel blogging på BlogForum

Forskellige muligheder for at lave penge på blogging
Annoncering — f.eks. Google Advertising, dog kun hvis ens side fortrinsvist er på engelsk (genstart.dk, unicast.org)
Formidling af salg via amazon-links
Password-beskyttet rss-feed — betaling pr måned
Betaling for indhold m. f.eks. paypal
Samvittighedsdonationer (‘hvis du kan lide dette stykke software det jeg skriver så klik på donate’)
Blog-fundraising (megnuts aidsløb, blogathon, irak-journalist financering(link?) og save magenta)
Porno (som f.eks. Fleshbot)

Tænkt eksempel:
Gunnar bliver betalt af Carlsberg til at blogge om øl. Han skriver fokuseret om øl øl og øl.

Ægte eksempel:
Ole har et eksempel. Han har været ‘explorer’ — sponseret udsending til Silicon Valley, hvor han i en måned har holdt abonnenter informeret om innovationsmiljøet.

Samvirke kunne lade indkøbere i fjernøsten blogge processen — man viser, hvor varen kommer fra og at der f.eks. ikke er brugt børnearbejde.
Det er den politiske forbrugers mulighed for at tage stilling.
Truslen om at marketing vil overtage lige præcis den genre ånder naturligvis dette koncept i nakken. Tabet af autencitet og den personlige stemme — hvad er konsekvensen af det?
Afsenderen er alfa og omega. Det skal være personligt og troværdigt. Men betaleren vil naturligvis også stille krav til indhold? Og hvordan forholder man sig til den problemstilling?

Anden idé: man syndikerer postings til dagbladenes bagsider. /many på politikens bagside. Prevn om søndagen. Det virker absurd og lidt omvendt, men måske ville synergieffekten kaste noget sjovt af sig.

Alternativ blogging: man kører en blog igennem ekstrabladets kontaktannoncer. Low-fi og intet med www at skaffe.

Online-aviser kunne udmærket hyre en blogger til at køre en fast klumme.

Er der noget, jeg mangler?

Over and out.

Update: har lige smidt et par links på og et par ord tillige.
Upd: Og man kan også som pirillo sælge reklameplads på egen overkrop. Overvejer det.
upd 14/12-2003: En meget fornuftig præsentation om økonomiske modeller for blogging hos 37signals.

Link-dropping fra Blogforum II [DK]

links hos Gøtze – en masse gode tech/blog links. Start her agtigt.

finally atom – om Atom, som er ‘den nye rss’

Rss Feed Validator – jaeh.

Pollas Mblog
mail2entry – python script der piper emails ind i Movable Type. Pissesvært, hvis du spørger mig. Har prøvet at implementere det for Pollas.

Nucleus cms – jaeh igen.
sixapart – dem, der laver Movable Type og Type Pad

Mobile Asses – godt tænkt. Indkapsler en masse spændende problemstillinger og drivkræfter.

Pollas mener i øvrigt at ‘karduspapir’ er et ord, der bør bruges mere. Hermed er opfordringen fulgt og bragt videre.

Exclusive Blogging Defined

Troels Arvin has entered the blogosphere with one of the most exclusive blogs ever. I think.

The thing is that

It’s only available on IPv6 and only when my laptop is on

And I haven’t really seen it, as the IPv6 thing doesn’t work for me. I think.

But he says that he’s had 8 comments so far.

I feel that I’m on one of the lower levels of wisdom and only by achieving the proper knowledge I will be able to ascend into the secret chamber and eventually be united with The God of Tech
Enter Arvin’s Church of Techno Gnosticism! Yehaa!

No Master and No Slaves

The County of Los Angeles has requested that equipment vendors avoid using the industry term “Master/Slave” in product descriptions and labelling.

[A] recent example included the manufacturer’s labeling of equipment where the words “Master/Slave” appeared to identify the primary and secondary sources. Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label.

Hm. Grace Jones should be banned for her “Slave to the rythm.” Not to mention “Master and Servants.” Me thinks this list could grow quite long…

Oh yes, the very important personal opinion on all things posted: This is silly.

Self Imaginary Key Control

Five subconscious keystrokes at images.google.com is the key that will unlock your inner resources

I hereby present you the new killer personal expansion technology:
Self Imaginary Key ControlTM

Random type 5-10 keys and the resulting images will represent your past self, your present self and your future self.



Where do the images come from?
I have linked these images to their original source, but this technology relies on image analysis only!
I cannot stress this enough, as many of my regular customers seem to interpret the context of the images.

Repeat after me: Context is noise and noise only!
So how does this work?
Everything is connected to us as we are connected to everything.
Everything is connected to everything.
The past is connected to the future through the present.

Google mediates some of these connections and works as an interface to the subconscious.

This prototype still need some adjustment. This is the result of a personal session with ‘mxsc-‘.
Most connections are not yet covered by Google, so I encourage you to try a few times – and eventually your mind will unfold.

Remember: this method should not be used without the proper guidance.
Contact me for further details on training sessions.
Together We Grow!

Meet The Masturbator

The MasturbatorGo pick up a mirror and align it with your screen. Enlarge the image. Close your eyes and shuffle your monitor and the mirror a few times or until you’ve lost track of which is which. Now open your eyes and point yourself out. It is not as easy as you might think.

The appearance of the masturbator in the late 1700s
A masturbator as described in a book on how diseases are reflected in the appearance of the patients: recognizable by his pale, sunken face, rings around the eyes. He has a gloomy look, and finds it difficult to look people straight in the eye. The severe cases include cramps, twitching throughout the body, epilepsy and paralysis. (K.H. Baumgärtner: Physiognomice Pathologica. Kranken Physionomik (Stuttgart 1842)

I found it in Copenhagen – Gateway to Europe (Part 1-3). I have no idea why this 1996 exhibition is put online – it looks as if they have published the labels but not the pictures and as such I think it’s next to useless. Well, apart from our friend here.