Speak your mind, so to speak

For those keeping score, the first day of continuous daily updates here was 23 June 2000. (Number of days missed so far: 0.)

It was just over two years later that I managed to integrate a comment system, which is a neat trick, considering the whole thing was coded by hand. It was clunky enough that after two months I gave up the idea and installed Movable Type, which incorporated its own comment mechanism.

Then again, getting a comment system installed was relatively high on my list of priorities. It’s at the bottom of Kathy Shaidle’s:

[O]ne of the reasons I don’t have comments is because, frankly, by definition just under half the population is below average, and I do not want lesser people cluttering up my blog with evidence of their poor reading comprehension, cliches, limited cultural reference points, junk science, faux outrage, blowhardyness and inability to think logically or even add and subtract simple sums.

Yeah. If I need that kind of clutter I can write it myself. (And from the looks of things, I occasionally do.)


  1. JT »

    20 November 2012 · 2:12 pm

    I for one, am outraged by all the faux out there. Also, my studies of junk science is limited to the study of old cars and their use as a source for car parts. I suppose we can add some sums (or get a sum when adding numbers together) to determine how hardy one has to be to blow, but subtracting to get a simple sum is a different story.

  2. McGehee »

    20 November 2012 · 4:44 pm

    I for one, am outraged by all the faux out there.

    Indeed. One of the giant questions of the day is “Where did we get all this foofy faux from?”

  3. Roger Green »

    20 November 2012 · 8:09 pm

    impressive string!

  4. Brett »

    20 November 2012 · 8:42 pm

    (And from the looks of things, I occasionally do.)

    You still need to find the code for a rimshot.

    Thanks for the chuckles and provoked thoughts.

  5. CGHill »

    20 November 2012 · 9:53 pm

    Someone needs to write a YA novel series called “The Blowhardy Boys.”

    Okay, maybe YA isn’t the right market for that.

  6. Charles Pergiel »

    21 November 2012 · 11:22 am

    Maybe someday I will become more (something unknown) and I will start attracting boatloads of comments, but I wouldn’t count on it.

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