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Thursday, May 22, 2003
Wizbang Has Moved: This page should automatically take you to our new location within a few seconds, but if it doesn't, just click here
As with other Blogspot users I am now seriously caught up in moving off of Blogspot. Over at Jay Solo's Verbosity, Jay has been mulling over a move to MT. I've been using BlogWorks XML at MediaReview an have really been enjoying it. So I'm getting ready to pack up this site and covert it over to BlogWorks. The benefits are a RSS feed, comments hosted locally, trackbacks and all the other modern conveniences like indoor pluming.
I had the motivation to get involved in COTV, and wouldn't you know it that's when Blogspot slow to a crawl. Coincidence? I think not...
Posting will be lite for the next day or two while I gather up my belongings for the move...
One thing about Jay: he is working his ass off at blogging. Pay him a visit, you'll be glad you did...
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Dawn Olsen has a great post on how to generate traffic to your blog here. Forget all the posts on other blogs on the topic, Dawn owns it now.
In a nutshell her advice for traffic seekers: Sell your soul to the devil
In a nutshell her advice for the rest of us: Blog from the heart
Loved the PS about marrying Moxie. That queue would make the Matrix Revisited opening night line look short by comparison.
P.S. - I'm not that guy, just happened to be the place where Moxie kindly gave me a mention - Thanks Mox!
MediaReview: Unrepentant Blair Taunts 'Idiot' Editors
The New York Observer has an exclusive with Jayson Blair. The Observer appears to have no permalink system, so the link to the article will probably eventually disappear. Also their server is swamped.
It is a fascinating read for a delusional self centered look at the NYT crisis from Blair's point of view. He certainly has all the qualities of a sycophantic suckup in the corporate world, but unfortunately for him his "job" keeps interfering. Actually writing stories seems to be the least of his talents. He reminds me of Kipp Steadman from the ABC show Less Than Perfect
Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post summarizes the Observer article. Use the Kurtz article if the Observer site is down.
Some Wizbang items you may have missed:
Intuit To Discontinue Product Activation - TurboTax users read this!
Comments - Enough To Set A Web Master Over The Edge? - Did a hacker cause the Case Western shootings?
Circular hypocrisy - Guns and kids...
Kidnapping Lands Egyptian Grandmother In Maryland Prison - Investigative journalism, some of it my own.
A Modest Proposal - What if the RIAA paid you to stop sharing MP3's?
Drug Problem, or Pain Problem? - Expansion on a Winds of Change topic.
MSNBC - A shift to the right? - Linked by the almighty InstaPundit.
Tucker Carlson is a spudgun freak
I will probably link this into the menu at some point.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Wizbang is a proud participant in COTV. The 35th edition of Carnival of the Vanities is at cut on the bias. A collection of the weeks top posts from a variety of blogs await your clicks. For those passing through via COTV, I hope you will poke around the Wizbang site a bit, there's lots of good stuff here :-).
Monday, May 19, 2003
A quick getaway to Dewey Beach in Delaware this weekend, and what do I see in the local papers? Low-digit tags fetch six-digit prices. Here's a quote from the article:
Low-digit license tags are all the rage in Delaware, where some equate small numbers with big status. The fad started before World War II but has taken off in the past decade, with single-digit tags now valued at prices normally associated with home mortgages.
A No. 9 tag formerly owned by Charles Murphy of Milford was sold at auction a few years ago for a record $182,500.
"I was offered $250,000 for it when I got home," said Wilmington developer Anthony Fusco.
Apparently there is too much money floating around the small state of Delaware when a license plate is worth over $100,000.
Update: For COTV readers, here is my original rant against Delaware (I-95 tolls and incorporation fees).