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Yet another blog baby

| is starting to take shape. After my architectural splurge in Japan, I finally feel like there is enough original content there to stand on its own. The amount of traffic my architecture category page gets seems to justify this as well, though most of that is due to Google Image search. One other reason is that its nice to play with a pure MovableType 3.3 blog with tags and widgets, instead of trying to migrate an older, heavily-customized template.

With and, you might think that I actually like creating sub-blogs, but the real answer is 'kinda'. It's a pain to maintain a single blog between MovableType upgrades ( still runs with MT 2.x-style templates), and having multiple blogs is multiple pains.

I used to believe in the idea of a universal data manager. The notion is attractive: throw everything into one big bin and have a good tool for pulling all that data out. But the fact is that you want to treat different types of data/media differently, even if they are all "blog entries." You can try and customize the wazoo out of categories and tags and whatnot, but that becomes ugly. Keeping them in separate sandboxes means that you can see just MythBusters-related tags when searching the MythBusters guides and see just architecture-related tags when searching the architecture entries. It also means that I don't have to type the 'architecture' tag when creating an architecture entry nor assign it to the 'architecture' category.

So anyway, step 1 of the separation is complete. I haven't really bothered with the default MT template just yet and I need to fix up some macros I was using with older entries. I'm also rethinking past decisions and I think I'm going to try and figure out how to merge all the various blogs and feeds into one display, instead of having the infrequent "Elsewhere" posts.

Link roundup


My dorky quote for the day

I had two teachers for algorithms class. One spoke as if conversation were a non-returning recursive function

I'm clearing out the Firefox tabs. BoingBoing appears to have beaten me to posting some of these, oh well

Busy break


To all of you out there that are hecka busy with work like me: we all deserve a break for Cute Overload!.



Wikipedia contributors are voting whether or not to delete his entry, and the Daily Show features a segment mocking the media/blogger relationship, I guess it's about time that someone like Jason Kottke goes 'pro' as a blogger.

I don't know if I care as much about the promotion of blogging to the title of 'profession' as much as I wish that more sites offered the opportunity, NPR-style, to contribute $$$ (like MozillaZine, for example). Perhaps it's more important for a design-aware site like kottke to stay ad-free, but part of me grimaces whenever I visit BoingBoing and see the site plastered in ads (unless it's a site like Daily Kos or Eschaton that is promoting their political causes).

When you do the math, I spend $25 on a hardcover that lasts me three train trips. $30 for a site I read everyday and steal design cues from is a bargain.

I'm a micropatron.

I just have to post everything Google


Google, owner of Blogger, now has an official blog: Google Blog

Live from Iraq


There is a journal at LJ under the username of ginmar that you all should check out. If it is real, then it could fundamentally change the notion of battlefield reporting (among many other things). If it's not, then it's one of the most detailed hoaxes ever. I'm not directly linking to it, as that may be counterproductive at this point in time, though thousands are already reading it.

Update: here's a direct link. Now that really highly-ranked sites are linking to it theres not much point in not contributing a technorati point.



I now have another blog, in fact, I have a couple more now so I figure I'll crosspost this to outline what's what.

There's my main blog,kwc blog, which will always be my main blog because I enjoy the expressive power of Movable Type and its related plugins. On this blog I'll try to keep it to posts that are by some definition related to me in some way (journal, photos, job) or expressing my interests (sports, books, movies). Also, I use movabletype on kwc blog to manage my reading list and movie list.

My friends Kenji and Justin helped set me up with a Live Journal account. I haven't figured out yet how I'm going to maintain the balance of posts with LJ. daveXtreme helped setup a syndicated feed from this blog to LJ, so the contents of this blog will be mirrored there. However, the way syndicated feeds work, I am not the "owner" of this feed so I can't do much to maintain/modify it.

I had to sign up for a Xanga blog so that I could post to my friend's Xanga blogs. I don't like the restriction that only Xanga members can post on their blogs, so I'm not planning on actually posting there, only maintaining it enough that they don't close the account (and thus, my ability to post).

There's also 1010, consisting of members of the 1010 Golf Ct house and extended community, which I've given occassional mention here already. I'm planning on moving more of my link posting over to 1010, which should reduce the number of posts on this blog and make it easier for those consuming my syndicated feed over at LJ.

To summarize:
1) kwc blog: posts related to me, or expressing my interests, including my movie and reading lists
2) 1010 (community blog for myself, metamanda, honeyfields, and pqbon): largely a mirror of the crazy stuff that BoingBoing and FARK provide me with.
3) kwc livejournal: I'm not sure what I'm going to use this for. If you are a LJ user it's much easier to follow along in the community and your comments get a nice little icon, so in many ways I have the account for the same reason as Xanga. I make posts more specific to the LJ community there, seeing as I participate in a lot of fantasy sports leagues with them and may make posts relating to those.
4) xanga blog: exists only so that I can post comments on Xanga, as Xanga is evil and doesn't allow anonymous comments. I'm not linking it here because it's of little interest.

Pol Blogging


Now that Howard Dean is smacking Dems left and right with his Internet savvy-ness, everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. Kucinich has taken Dean's spot on Lessig's blog, Tom Daschle claims to be writing his own blog, and John Kerry has his staff writing a blog for him as well.

Anyway, I decided to post all of this because of Maureen Dowd's Blah Blah Blog column today in the New York Times. I'm sure this link will appear on many blogs because it has the word "Blog" in the title, but I post nevertheless.

BTW - I googled for "Tom Daschle Blog" and his blog did not show on the first five results pages that I checked. Also, if you search for "Travels with Tom," this mock blog ranks much higher that Daschle's. Guess no one out there is helping Daschle's pagerank.