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hillct's Journal: Inagural Entry - why /. journaling

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Well, I'm one of those who pointed and laughed at people who kept web journals. I looked at people using Blogger - which I discounted because I had no intention of providing write access to my website, to a remotely hosted tool like that - and LiveJournal.com where I saw the cartoonish graphics that looked like they were drawn by kindergarden students. I looked at K5 but only recently have I really become a fan of the scoop engine. I've been a /. junkie for quite a while and I've implemented a couple of sites with the early releases of SlashCode and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. As I mentioned, I've recently become a fan of the Scoop Engine and considered starting a journal there. I have a couple sites in the planning stages which will probably make use of the scoop engine, including my personal site where I expect to use it for publication of the articles I've been writing recently. Anyway, I chose /. for my journal mostly out of loyalty, although K5 was a close runner-up. Thanks Rob for getting the site migrated to /code 2.2. Great Job!

I've spent a lot of time recently, thinking and writing about the state of the internet and intelectual property. It really is a vary interesting subject. I recently took my first vacation in three years, and took my laptop to the beach and wrote a number of essays on various sibjects along these lines. I felt like I was living one of those laptop commercials where the guy sits on a desk overlooking the ocean, at sunset, typing away on a laptop computer. On this subject, I have a few pointers for others:
  • Sand in keyboards is a vary bad thing.
  • Salt air doesn't work and play nicely with motherboards
  • Vary few laptops have screens which can be read in direct sunlight

Hopefully I'll have some time to publish some of these essays eventually and when that happens I'll be sure to mention their locations here. In the meantime, a friend of min and I have resurected a piece of internet nostalgia from the old days (circa 1995). Many /. readers will remember the Keeprs of Lists , that humble order of monks who have taken as their holy mission, the keeping of lists, which, with joy, they make available to to all on the internet. Visitors may add to and vote lists - a new one made available each day - and may submit new lists to the Keepers for consideration.

OK. Well, I'm done pimping the website and I'm rinning out of other things to mention so this installment draws to a close...

--CTH

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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