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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hooray for Pudge! Thank you for writing that! You are great!

    Dirtily,
    Andy

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  • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.08.26 11:37 (#23503) Homepage Journal

    Who can identify all the Calvin and Hobbes references in my blog entries? :)

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  • The first inkling I had that Slash journals were blogs was at YAPC::NA::2002, I think. Before that, I thought we were just communicating with one another.

    I write here because I have friends out there (or enemies, or whatever) who sometimes express an interest in what I have to say. There's smart people here who sometimes give me valuable feedback on my ideas, be they code, religion, or politics. I've got friends far and near who know to come here to see what I'm up to, too. Perhaps most of all, I writ

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  • Blogging may not be journalism, but it can certainly help journalism [dailykos.com] by allowing a journalist to see much more than would be possible with just his/her own reporting. In part, the paid journalist becomes a BS filter on the "blogosphere".

    Granted, most people's blogs (like most people's lives) are mostly mundane, and therefore not useful in this way. But then again, people blogging about their day-to-day lives are probably not deluded enough to think they are recording their genius for posterity. Not eve

    • Re:Journalism (Score:3, Informative)

      Blogging may not be journalism, but it can certainly help journalism by allowing a journalist to see much more than would be possible with just his/her own reporting.

      Yes, a reporter sees much more about an accident by interviewing witnesses than by just looking at the accident itself. :-) That doesn't make them unique or interesting, it makes them common, which, I suppose, in a little computer world where most of what happens is inconsequential, is an accomplishment.
      • Okay, that was depressing all around. At least (1) I'm not a journalism student, and (2) it's now possible to avoid advertorials almost entirely by getting your news online (through junkbuster) from the NYT or Guardian. But still, lousy journalism's just one more "debt" that will be coming back to kick us sharply in our collective nads.

        /s

  • Pudge, like ones of people, you're an avid reader of my blog [perl.org]. My blog [perl.org] is syndicated through RSS files that are amalagamated by meerkat [oreillynet.com] and so my very, very important (and carefully crafted) words spread across the entire world's population of web robots.

    I know you can't stopping reading my blog [perl.org] and that's called "addiction." The people that love you (and I) want you to get better, but you can't as long as you remain "in denial." Your road map to recovery begins by watching Braincandy [imdb.com] over and over agai

  • But Slashdot/use.perl are, arguably, just collaborative blogs, little different from any other personal blog except that the interconnections between people's commentary is a bit better interwoven.

    Oh, and for the record, "blogging" is not "journalism" either. If you have to ask, the answer is No. Trust me -- I've seen your work -- you do not have the discernment to be a journalist. Journalism requires separating the wheat from the chaff, and you're all chaff, baby.

    Err, would you consider Slashdot/use

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    • But Slashdot/use.perl are, arguably, just collaborative blogs, little different from any other personal blog except that the interconnections between people's commentary is a bit better interwoven.

      Slashdot -- the main page etc. -- is not a "blog" in the same sense I am referring. I am referring to the "this is what I am thinking today, may it enrich you!" web sites. Slashdot is a "here's what's going on that may be relevant to you, discuss it if you wish" web site. It's really a very different animal.