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December 2004

Drunken Sailor

True to her comments on my last post, Brandy has gone and made herself a blog. She is calling it Drunken Sailor. Not sure what kind of things she will be posting, but of course I will be checking in regularly.

As I do with anybody who is in the current “top twenty people emailing Abulsme in the previous year” list who has a website that I know about, I have added her to the “Friends’ Sites” listing on the left. We’re now up to 9 out of 20 having websites. (Since Brandy is on that list twice at the moment.) Not bad. Almost to the 50% mark. But not quite.

Well, Marilyn also one made a page with my help. But she hasn’t updated it in years (since the day she made it), and doesn’t have access to it to update it even if she wanted to, so I don’t think it should count and I don’t link to it. Shame though. If it did then we’d be up to 11 out of 20 (since Marilyn also has two addresses on that list right now).

Anyway, back to Brandy. So far she is saying stuff about cheap fruity wine and getting my bird drunk.

We’re watching a movie right now, so she probably won’t post again until morning. But we shall see! :-)

4 comments to Drunken Sailor

  • fellacoh

    So, I’m just going out on a limb here, but are the blog ecosystem stats available in some xml form? why don’t you automate a little script to get them each day and make your graphs that way?

    Computers are there to automate things for you :)

  • Brandy

    It was a good movie!

  • Abulsme

    As far as I know, the Ecosystem stats are not available to in that way. If you find something different, please let me know.

    However, mentioning that possibility misses a couple of important points:

    #1) I am not a coder or scripter. While I have done simple code and scripts in my past, it is not something I am skilled at, nor something I enjoy at this point. Even if I had the raw data, the thought of doing the scripting would not be something I would look on with excitement.

    #2) While since the raw data is no longer available the way I would like having something collect the data for me and dump it somewhere would be nice, I would not want the actual graphs to be automated, because that would take all of the fun out of it for me. The current way I get to lovingly enter the numbers into Excel, then pop over to the sheet with the chart and see what changed (After entering each number, not waiting until after all of them), slowly watching the graph change with each new point, then tweak the settings of the chart if needed, then finally converting the chart to web form and pasting it. If all this happened automatically, and all I could do was look at the final chart, it would be sad. :-(

  • Abulsme

    I should start posting about the movies we watch on movie nights.

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