More RSS converts

RSS bigots of the world unite! This is another of those 'you need to experience it to understand it' kinds of phenomena.

rss, where are thou?

is key. I have become such a snob that I won't read a blog if I can't
dump it into my BlogLines account. Okay, snob is a bit harsh. It is
more about convenience. I don't have time to search out every nifty
blog I come across every day to see if there is a new post. I want it
delivered to me. When I find a new blog I enjoy, the first thing I do
is scour the sidebars for a link to syndication. No syndication, no
subscription. The blogger loses out on higher readership & I lose
out on reading some awesome posts. And so I'll end with a simple plea
to all bloggers – check your sidebar. Do you link to your feed? Is it
easy to find? If not, why?” [so this is mass communication?, via Scripting News]

Kaye, you're not alone! In fact, I think we need a badge….

Update: heh… Paul Beard answered the call. Here’s an “RSS Bigot” badge! I’ve added it to my pages at the bottom of the right-hand column. Thanks, Paul!

RSS Bigot

The purity of the English language

And thank you Suw!

The purity of the English language.
“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow
words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

– James D. Nicoll

“English is the result of Norman men-at-arms attempting to pick up
Saxon barmaids and is no more legitimate than any of the other results.”

– H. Beam Piper

(Thanks Kate!)
[Chocolate and Vodka]