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Some weblogs

Some weblogs I've been reading lately and enjoying a lot; not new perhaps but new to me.

  • Copia: Uche Ogbuji's weblog home. Apart from lashings of Python and XML, the Quotīdiē's are wonderful (and what is it about markup guru types that makes them highly articulate?) Planet XML: please pick this one up (they already have, great).
  • Koranteng's Toli: Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah writes big, long, winding entries that can't possibly be delightful, but are.
  • Imperial Violet: proper tech blog. Anyone that wants to use parser generators to handle network protocols is basically ok by me.
  • hackaday: Hugh in work put me onto hackday; it's great fun (but I plan to do something more low tech later in the year.)
  • Lorcan Dempsey: library science and such like is supposed to be dull - but not here. It's interesting to read about technologies I work with from a strong data management and retrieval perspective rather than the usual code/protocol emphasis.
  • Dracula blogged: from the why didn't I think of that department. Dracula is one of my favourite books, the only classic book I think of as a page turner. Reading it laid out in diary form is great.

May 9, 2005 10:10 PM


Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah
(May 10, 2005 04:03 AM #)

Hi Bill,

long-time reader, first time poster... Just ego-surfing courtesy of PubSub... so nothing weighty to say.

Although I write frequently about the Long Tail, the word is toli rather than tail. Toli being the Ga word I am feverishly trying to introduce into the english language.

toli: n. 1. A juicy piece of news. 2. The latest word or gossip. 3. The talk of the town, typically a salacious or risque tale of intrigue, corruption or foolishness.

I must say, the image of a tail on me brought a little giggle (cheap thrills) or perhaps it was a freudian allusion to the kind of odd tales I aim for.

Long discursive blog entry to follow undoubtedly about discovery tools (technorati, pubsub, feedster, blogdigger and the one I just caught today icerocket) and their efficacy ;-)

James Governor
(May 10, 2005 05:36 PM #)

weird - i have been meaning to call out the toli and copia too because they are written so richly and beautifully. have not done so - who linked and pointed to who? who cares? its all good is it not

(May 31, 2005 08:36 PM #)

Thanks for the kind note. I was interested to see where Propylon offices are .... We stayed near [1] Enniscrone for a while many years ago, and want to return for another seaweed bath! I grew up in Dublin, a little north of [2] Rathfarnham, in Templeogue. And, now based in (ahem) Dublin, Ohio, work brings me to [3] New York from time to time.