Apparently there is a grue living in my closet, and it ate my Friday blog post. Yes, I know, it’s 2011 and a self respecting grue should not be in the closet, and no one will judge it if it comes out but you know how it is with grues. That eaten post though, It was a good one – like about video games and stuff. I’ll try to recreate it next week sometime.
For now though, in lieu of a regular post, let me give you some other stuff to read. And no, I’m not going to send you to some random sites I found via reddit because you have already seen all of these. I’ll give you some original content you may not have seen.
Firstly, you have probably read that SEO for Non Dicks article that was making rounds the other day. I was contemplating writing something about this, because people do ask me about this sort of thing every once in a while. But then my friend Jenn wrote everything I would have said and more on this topic. In fact, her post is probably better than mine would be, because mine would likely mutate in some sort of a short story with a subplot. Go subscribe to her blog because she is awesome. You can also watch her torment me on twitter if you are following me (and if you are not, then why aren’t you? @LukeMaciak – go follow now, damn it.)
The second link of the day is a real story from my buddy Milos, who recounts how he tracked down a thief and recovered a stolen iPhone. The story is from few months ago, but it totally deserves a link because it is full of win. I am fairly sure I probably would not have the balls to approach a phone thief and initiate negotiations.
Here is another quick link, to our very own Crhis – you have probably seen his comments on a lot of posts here (if you read the comments – and you should since they are often more interesting than my nonsensical droning). He sort of blew my mind by re-hosting his blog to github pages. Granted, it was a blosxom blog (so mostly static pages) but still – quite impressive example of how this github feature can be used to host very complex websites.
Finally, Ara wrote short and sweet blog about importance of reading. I wholeheartedly sign under this with both hands. I am quite often astonished how many of my fellow techies, programmers and geeks never read any fiction. A lot of people tell me they just don’t have time, but I am fairly sure this is not true. Everyone has some alone downtime – it is jut a matter how you choose to use it. Seriously, instead of watching that episode of Jersey Shore or playing Angry Birds while you poop, you could be reading a book. It is all about expanding your horizons, gaining new perspectives and experiencing things outside your realm of expertise. A good book is always more engaging, and more rewarding than even the best TV show or movie.
So yeah, sorry about that grue thing. It won’t happen again.
Here is a question for you: do you have a blog? If you do, do I know about it? Do you put the URL in the box when you comment? Give me your blogs so I can put them in my RSS reader. In the past I used to have a “Blog Buddies” section in my Google Reader – I would habitually subscribe to the blogs of all my commentators and check up on them from time to time. Slowly but surely, most of these blogs dried up. It’s almost as if people were blogging less these days. Have you noticed that too? Are there blogs in your RSS reader that haven’t updated in years, but you would loathe to unsubscribe least they one day have a relapse? If you do have a blog, and you do comment often let me know – maybe I can send some google juice your way.
If you don’t have a blog, do you read other ones except mine? Things that have content/topics similar to mine? If you do, I want to know about these!