New Whydontyou blog awards are due today. Blast. I even promised an improved cup award thing… (And I realise I didn’t even get round to adding any more about the blogs that got squeezed to the end of the original post.) But you contenders haven’t lived up to your side of the bargain. Admit it. No plain brown envelopes full of cash have arrived here to sway the judging panel. Remember. You get what you pay for.
Well, the original Top Ten list stilll pretty much stands, for start, except that Nullifidian’s latest blog entries read:
Couldn’t write to: /home/####/####/nullifidian.net/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-###(randomnumbers)###.html
(I’ve replaced the subdirectories and strings with # signs)
Maybe I’m too hard to please but this just doesn’t live up to the quality of his old content.
Here’s a few more award-winners anyway. (Feel free to thank God and your manager and anyone else who made this award possible.) With some hurriedly-put-together award modding.
Apathy sketchpad new coins Apathy sketchpad is funny, anyway, but something about this post and the one about the email scammers put the blog in the top rank.
I hesitate to mention Alun’s Archaeoastronomy again, as he’s already in the Top Ten, for fear of this blog turning into a simpering Archaeoastronomy fan club – like this, for example – and it’s really a serious blog, but this is the favourite April 1 post ever.. )
The Register is often great although you have to be too interested in tech for your sanity to really enjoy it. MY favourite bits are often the comments and the ongoing ROTM (Rise of the Machines strand) which is based on the premise that machines are about to wreak havoc on their fleshly masters. It reports on killbot research and Eye of Sauron anti-immigrant tech and so on. For example.
NASA to unleash ‘mind meld’ intelligent machines
All members of the neoLuddite Resistance Army are hereby ordered to go to Defcon “Armageddon”* and prepare to battle a new breed of mind-melding intelligent machines and systems under development by NASA’s Ames Research Center and the Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corporation (M2Mi).
Grumpy Lion is always amazingly good. Not to mention very generous in his allotment of comment space for mini-blog-skirmishes over nothing ….
Psycho Atheist This blog somehow coincidentally picks up on the exact same stories as PsychoAtheist at the same time. And says pretty much the same things about them.
An Apostate’s Chapel is always measured and wise. I am ashamed to admit that I’ve never listened to the podcast created by the Chaplain and the Exterminator PhillyChief and others. That’s not going to stop me recommending it as a Good Thing.
(It’s not that I don’t want to. I just don’t listen to podcasts. My PC speakers are for listening to (what the Register would characterise as freetard) music. Or they aren’t switched on. That sounds so lame that I suppose I’ll listen to it now….)
There were several blogs I meant to add but these are the only ones that made it through the “Remembering the URL of a good post” filter. Happy May Day.