The last thing today

So through my whole Community Server upgrade I had forgotten to figure out how to get BlogJet working.  It’s pretty easy (thanks to this post from Tiernans Comms Closet).

Originally this was a post to rip the bloke over at Fire in the Hole.  Fine it wasn’t to rip him, it was to eat a little humble pie.  I wasn’t trying to vilify Web 2.0.  I was trying to emphasis that websites falling into this category are predominantly “Beta” or they’re doing something that doesn’t have the legs to survive past the end of the hype.

  As an example (yes I’ll trot another one out like we’re at Northlands Park) I’d like to have you browse over to Digg Spy at digg.com.  Watch it for a few seconds.  Even my sorry geeky ass has to admit that it’s pretty damn cool.  Here’s my question for you…..What true business application can you see for this?  As cool as it is to sit and watch it, I don’t know that I can even say that it gives extra benefit to this site.

Call me a curmudgeon if you must.  Actually please do.  It’s the next step in that life long dream of mine to be the grumpy old bastard that sits on his porch, yelling at all the kids walking by his place.  Regardless of what you want to call me, you gotta say I might be onto something.

I will admit that I’m definitely on the side of the guy at Fire in the Hole with one point.  I never admit to doing web design.  First I tried to brush it off by saying “I work in computers”, but then you get the “Oh, I’m having problems getting my [enter device here] working.”  And as much as mm53bar thinks that it’s tough in a social setting, at least he has a wife and kid (man i don’t want to think about the laundry after making this face).   If he really wants to see the shitty reaction to the “What do you do for a living?” question, try answering it to a chick in a bar/pub.  Ben Johnson on ‘roids wouldn’t keep up to them.

I’m the Igloo Coder and, due to the abnormally warm winter, I’m feeling homeless right now.