Elbie at Trig dot Net

Fri, 01 Oct 2004

Links abroad

I've made a few minor changes to the sidebar, which the astute may or may not notice.

First off, given that the first debate was actually last night, it didn't seem like that bad an idea to have a banner to Electoral-Vote.com. Anyone who needs to ask which I'd support probably doesn't read my blog.

Secondly, I've given some thought (though not a lot) about who I link to on my blog. There are quite a few blogs which I read on a regular basis, but I don't link to from here. Either because they hardly ever update, they're too technical for a general audience, or about people I've never met.

Even if I've included them here, I'm not really sure how to list them. The most obvious example of this, is whether or not to include a "Dr." in front of their on-line pseudonym. Most of my friends, you see, have proven (or are well on their way to proving) that they are significantly smarter than me. Well, in some cases, Dr. suits their nom de plume1, and in some cases, it doesn't, IMO. Anyway, if you want Dr, or don't, let me know. I'll happily change it. That's probably the easiest way to settle things.

1 Does "nom de plume" even make sense any more? Given that (Dr.) le Chapeau is in fact so called because of a rather flamboyant feather in his cap (and the corresponding cap, which goes without saying), it's not such a bad thing. But really, who uses a quill pen to write anything anymore? Perhaps this should be updated to more accurately reflect current trends and styles. More like a nom d'01110000.

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