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22 July 2010

Où sont les science blogs d’ antan?

So, just as an intellectual exercise, if I were to set up a community of like-minded bloggers, how to best go about it?

I envisage something like

http://example.com/ – aggregation page for blogs, recent content from fora
http://example.com/forum
http://example.com/blogger1
http://example.com/blogger2

etc.

OR

http://forum.example.com
http://blogger1.example.com
http://blogger2.example.com

Will the multiple user thing that WordPress do that? Or would I need separate WP installs, or Drupal, or what?

Let’s assume I can get chunky hosting (a reseller account, in fact) for this. All thoughts gratefully received.

Other considerations: each blogger to take responsibility for own blog w.r.t. design and plugins, but some subtle branding to be applied across all to identify it as part of the community.

Filed under: stuff — rpg @ 20:10

20 May 2010

On teaspoons

A while ago (it was back in Sydney, so that’s at least a year and a half) I came across an analogy to do with mental health, depression, stress—something like that—and how we cope with stuff. It might even have been something to do with cancer. The writer was saying that she (pretty certain it was a ‘she’) had days where she just couldn’t cope with things, or people, and it was like teaspoons. She’d start the day with a limited number of teaspoons, but different events and people would cause differing numbers of teaspoons to be used up. On a bad day, she’d run out of teaspoons and just couldn’t cope with whatever it was that needed those teaspoons.

I found the analogy to be pertinent, but I didn’t note where I found it. Certain events recently led me to think of it again, and in explaining it I’d love to be able to find the source. A quick google throws up Shakesville, and a very useful but different analogy (essentially, you can empty the ocean if you have enough teaspoons = enough people doing small things will change the world) but that’s not what I had in mind.

Anybody any idea at all what I’m talking about?

Filed under: stuff — Tags: — rpg @ 4:46

2 February 2010

Some things bear repeating.

Fuck. That. Shit.

Filed under: random bloggy stuff,stuff — rpg @ 11:06

17 December 2008

96 cents/litre

… for 98 octane unleaded. I just sent Kate out to fill the car, the jerry can and the bath. She’s going shopping tomorrow, via Canberra. We’re driving up to Brisbane in the New Year… in 3rd gear.

Filed under: stuff,toys — rpg @ 20:42

31 May 2008

Bentley Priory

English place names have a special place in my heart. To some of them we owe a debt that never can be repaid.

Yesterday, we said goodbye to Bentley Priory. And this piece of art is remarkable:

Stained glass at Bentley Priory

Filed under: random bloggy stuff,stuff — rpg @ 11:58

2 December 2007

Schroedinger’s cat

is <blink>not</blink> dead.

Unfortunately, the cat does not die when you win. (Thanks to CK for the annoying linkiness).

winning is not all it is cracked up to be

Filed under: stuff — Tags: , , — rpg @ 12:13

28 November 2007

Second hand blogs

News from France

So, what’s new?

Filed under: stuff — rpg @ 9:53

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