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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What?! (Score:3, Insightful)

    Who the hell complained about something as silly as a random blog generator? It's not like anyone is forced to read this stuff.
    • Who the hell complained about something as silly as a random blog generator?
      Well, I did [perl.org].

      You see, I'm interested in jjohn's normal stuff, but not this junk. So if I want to see if he writes anything in his journal, the MarkovBlogger stuff is there, too.

      Perhaps it'd be possible (and allowable?) to make MarkovBlogger a separate user in this site.

      • But the Markov Blogger writing is all clearly labeled as such. It's easy enough to skim down until there's a subject heading without "Markov" in the heading.

        I can see that it may be a slight annoyance having to skip some entries to find one that actually makes grammatical sense, but really, should we put our slight annoyances ahead of someone's ability to do what they want with their own journal/blog?

        • But the Markov Blogger writing is all clearly labeled as such.

          It's not labelled in recent journals [perl.org] - you have to go to jjohn's journal [perl.org]. The upshot is that I don't always follow the link, and will go to other journals first, because I don't want the disappointment of finding that the only new stuff is Markov Blogger.

          I don't want to read Markov Blogger, but that doesn't mean that I want it to stop. I don't want to listen to the Archers on radio 4, but I'm quite happy for it to keep on broadcasting. Just as

          • Re:What?! (Score:2, Interesting)

            Quote: "It's not labelled in recent journals - you have to go to jjohn's journal. The upshot is that I don't always follow the link, and will go to other journals first, because I don't want the disappointment of finding that the only new stuff is Markov Blogger." Okay, so it's not listed in recent journals. So, if you punch the link for jjohn's journal, and it's a Markov, you can hit the back button and be right back where you started.

            Maybe it's just me, but I would think that it would take a mighty l

            • Well, I was only describing what I do :-)

              The first time I saw a Markov Blogger entry I thought "Hey, what's this shit? I think he shouldn't be doing this" but then I realised that

              1. it's his journal
              2. there are other journals with even less meaningful content than Markov Blogger
              3. no-one is forcing me to read it
              4. Laziness is a virtue, and mine cut in (so I did nothing)

              so please keep going.

              Anyway, I think realising point 2 made me like the whole idea much better.

              • It was and continues to be a delightful use.perl satire of blogging here. Perhaps if he was a from London.pm or an Acme module it would help make it funny for you? :)

                • Doubt it. (That it would make it funny). I can appreciate it as effective satire even though I don't want to read it. But I laughed out loud at the nice new FAQ about it.

                  Why is eveyone taking this so seriously? Most blogs don't take the care to mak the entries that are full of crap. MarkovBlogger should be an example to us all :-)