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The Internet is getting smaller and smaller

The Internet is getting smaller and smaller

Evidenced by two recent random happenings where two very distinct areas of my personal Internet merge in bizarre ways:

  • When news of the new Pet Shop Boys single came out, I naturally emailed it to all my Pet Shop Boys-loving friends (all seven of us. We could have a convention in a very large telephone kiosk). One of them excitedly emailed me to ask how on earth I knew someone else on that list – I replied that I used to live with him back in the halcyon summer days of 1998. It then turns out that Geoff and Iain also lived together in the early 1990s, before I met him.
  • Through mutual friends, I ended up following Star’s blog, which was full of random pop culture links and funny words. She was a good blogger, but alas her life was very suddenly and rudely cut short. Today, I found that a professional blog colleague of mine used one of her pics in his latest blog post – something which may well have gladdened her. Or maybe not.

Maybe it’s time to find a new Internet or something.

Current issues with WordPress and blog moves

Current issues with WordPress and blog moves

Honestly, it’s like moving house. Except worse because there are thousands of strangers who want to find out where I’ve moved to, and one uber-monster (Google) whose pagerank I’d like to keep. Even though I don’t have access to the .htaccess file on the old server.

Anyway, these are the current issues of the day:

– Despite having chosen a relatively funky new net nickname ID, the one thing I hated it has come to pass. I’ve dropped to the bottom of all my friends’ linkrolls. Damn. Maybe I should have chosen another net nickname. Any suggestions?

– As a quick’n’messy way of seeing daily stats, Google searches and referrers etc., I used Extreme Tracking. Is there a better free system out there that you use?

– I don’t like the way in which WordPress integrates Trackbacks as just an extra comment. Trackbacks and links back to my site are special, darnit!

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