Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bleg

Riddled now has 1412 posts, counting all the half-finished drafts and unpublished shopping lists. Perhaps we should add a "Best Worst Randomest of Riddled" feature that encourages people to explore the archives, during those occasions when not much is happening because all of us are fugitives from the law out of the country at the same time.

Is this doable in Blooger?

Also too -- are there any particular rants that could be turned into presentations, suitable for a Nerdnite event? AFAF.

30 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Hmm, I don't see an easy way to do it. If you had a Mac sitting in a corner an Applescript would be possible. For PCs I think the easiest scripting I've seen is Autohotkey, which can be triggered in various ways.

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

Probably run it through JanusNode.

mikey said...

Well I don't see the downside. Dump it all into a single unformatted text file, salt it with some of your favorite words (bicycle, narrativium, skull, goatse) and put it out there for everyone to search, parse, and modify.

Of course, when the police come, you need to tell them I've got my trousers firmly around my waist and I'm gigging for frogs...

mikey said...

Giggling for frogs.

Heh heh heh...

Smut Clyde said...

Banned. The lot of you.

Another Kiwi said...

Goodness there are so many treasyres that could be shared with the nerds. I think the psychic healing of mice belongs there. The architecture projectiles as well,maybe some mention of the salted pineapple trade?

Another Kiwi said...

I moved the archive box to a more prominent place. I expect people will now flood us with requests for the old jokes.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

UNPUBLISHED shopping lists??!?!??!

You bastids have been holding OUT.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spiders are always popular.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. It appears I have 671 posts and shopping lists, and 584 posts.

That's a "success" to attempt ratio of 87%.
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mikey said...

Pssshhh. ZRM has, like, a hundred weblogs. There's no telling how many posts that is...

Substance McGravitas said...

I did see a widget that would put random posts in the sidebar, but that's not the same.

Substance McGravitas said...

Something I did elsewhere was set up a Google Alert to be emailed to me and then forwarded to a blog. Choose some amusing search terms and you get good stuff. The risk is that Blogger identifies your blog as spam.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The Three Bulls system automatically floats the last post to be common-tated upon to the top in the sidebar.

This is amusing when some spammer sneaks through and we get to relive the joy of 2007. (This happens far less now that Pinko has forced people to do arithmetic.)
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M. Bouffant said...

Sticking w/ linear time flow I can't "Ahem!" you, but this is one approach.

The link will lead here, not the worst but certainly one of the feeblest.

Smut Clyde said...

I did see a widget that would put random posts in the sidebar, but that's not the same.

That's what I was thinking of. HA HA installed it.

And Hi from Changi airport.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

And Hi from Changi airport.

Just don't go out painting the town red!

mikey said...

Wait.

They named an airport after Muad'Dib's girlfriend?

Damn, they really MUST have a whole lot of airports if they've had to down that road...er, airstrip...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bloody Belgians
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vacuumslayer said...

Be honest: How many times is Absinthe on your list?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

when I'm bored, I refresh Riddled, trying to get the 'random posts' wadget to come up all BOC lyrics.

THAT ought to play hell with your stats.

bleargh. I don't feel like being productive.

Smut Clyde said...

Teh master plan has WORKED.

vacuumslayer said...

That you appeal to both the BOC-lyrics fanboy and the spiders with long nails demographic says much about your blog, Riddled Staff.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

There is a lot more overlap in those demographics than you would think.

M. Bouffant said...

BÖC-lyrics fanboy
People are sooooo hurtful. (Maybe VS is "guest.")

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

People are sooooo hurtful.

You get used to it, MB.


...actually, I'm lying. You really never do (sniff)

fish said...

are there any particular rants that could be turned into presentations, suitable for a Nerdnite event?

There is such a thing as too much data you know...

vacuumslayer said...

Also too -- are there any particular rants that could be turned into presentations, suitable for a Nerdnite event?

All's I know is I have a dress all picked out for the occasion.

fish said...

nerd fail

Smut Clyde said...

Why thank you all, Anonymous!
Most of the spam right now seems to be turning up in the "This Never happened to Pablo Picasso" thread. It is a mystery.