The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 December 2005

Nonlinear regression

Well, TTLB reports that I finally dropped below the Large Mammal threshold today. (It was just a matter of time.)

Besides, I look like I have a pouch, so Marsupialhood is probably more appropriate anyway.

Posted at 10:38 AM to Blogorrhea


We used to be a Large Mammal, back before I split us up into four different domains. Now we're two Flappy Birds and two Multicellular Microorganisms.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 12:31 PM on 12 December 2005

Well, it's harder than it used to be: N. Z. Bear seems to have fixed the threshold at around #800, when it used to be #1500 or so. Last I looked, I was something like #807.

I think there should be an Inanimate Objects (or lower) class for spamblogs.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:04 PM on 12 December 2005

I'm insanely jealous.

Posted by: miriam at 1:55 PM on 12 December 2005

Of what? I have to drive fourteen hundred miles just to get decent baked ziti.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:01 PM on 12 December 2005

We should have you over for dinner some night, then. Many miles closer.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 3:24 PM on 12 December 2005

I think he should add plants at the bottom. If I recall my high school biology correctly, the most primitive plants are called 'slime molds'. Sounds like a good description of a spam blogger to me.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at 4:49 PM on 12 December 2005

Yes, after long years of working myself up to flappy bird status, with pretensions of adorable little rodenthood, I am now a crawly amphibian again, even though I'm doing about the same as I ever was. This sort of up and down Darwinian rumba is very hard on the knees, you know.

Posted by: akaky at 6:05 PM on 12 December 2005

I haven't even checked mine lately - does he have an ameboa category?

Posted by: Kathy K at 6:39 PM on 12 December 2005

If he doesn't, he probably ought to.

(OTTH seems to have remained in the middle of all those Large Mammals.)

I try not to take this stuff too seriously, but if I were completely devoid of ego, I'd have never put up a Web site in the first place.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:49 PM on 12 December 2005

Life at the bottom of an ecosystem can be a "rich mud of conceptions" (Charles Sanders Pierce).

When was the last time you got your arms, chest, chin, and nose disgustingly mucky and dirty, only to discover a pearl or some other treasure almost beyond your reach? Such events happen, and more frequently than you might imagine, in this new construct we innocently (and perhaps prematurely) call the blogosphere.

So don't worry about hanging out with the other pearls at the bottom of the ecosystem. Insight, analysis, news, knowledge, wit, and hilarity exist there too, alongside you. Contribute what you can, as often as you are able. That is your mantra.

Posted by: CALL at 7:22 PM on 12 December 2005

It really should be referred to as the 'egosystem'.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 8:34 PM on 12 December 2005

Then everyone would be at the top. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:46 PM on 12 December 2005

I maintained my status as "large mammal" for quite a while after the Axis of Greeblie when kaput and I lost all the extra bloggers... Now I'm just a happy little adorable rodent.

(sigh)

Posted by: Greeblie at 11:13 PM on 12 December 2005