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  • 19th Jan, 2005 at 7:52 AM

I seem to have fallen off Planet Debian. I wondered why, and wandered over to the configuration file:

# Excess Verbosity
#name = Simon Law
#face = slaw.png

Perhaps this burst of postings has annoyed people. Probably because it pushes other people's journal entries off the aggregator. Oops.

I don't know what to do, other than to say less and wait for my brain to calm down before uncommenting myself. Or maybe I just need a Debian specific RSS feed?


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19th Jan, 2005 06:56 (UTC)
Good idea! I for one read both but it would be a shame for you to give up your more 'literary' postings just to confine yourself to debian stuff. Please do not lighten up! In any case, one of the things that make planetDebian so interesting and keep us tweakers and debuggers from falling asleep are the 'personal asides'.... Just imagine how impoverished we would all be if Amayita confined herself to boring deb stuff. Whatever you decide, please keep us informed. :) ~Glanz
19th Jan, 2005 07:46 (UTC)
One more use case were LJ is not suited. Why do you think I did install my own blog software ?
19th Jan, 2005 08:48 (UTC)
My horrible concern about a Debian-specific RSS feed is that I won't get much attention on Planet Debian. After all, I rarely write solely about maintainance of packages, which is really quite dull.
19th Jan, 2005 10:16 (UTC)
You could always write about package maintenance poetically...:) Or if that's too difficult, écrit-les en français... :lol: All the deb gURLs will flip over you!
19th Jan, 2005 11:05 (UTC)
You already have an account on Advogato, right? You could do as I do, have the technical stuff over there (syndicated to Planet Debian) and the non-technical stuff here. Mingle a bit of life in the technical entries, and you're good to go!
19th Jan, 2005 12:21 (UTC)
I'd probably just hack LiveJournal itself, and submit a patch that implements categories and views.

Advogato is too flakey to trust it with anything. And I've always hated their UI. Scarily, it's worse than LiveJournal's.
19th Jan, 2005 12:25 (UTC)
*sigh* I can't believe I wrote écriT instead of écriS... ~G Je m'excuse Phaneuf.
19th Jan, 2005 12:42 (UTC)
Two blogs?
Although I personally don't really belong in any online community outside of LJ, I've been preparing to spin off my technical/creative blogs for this reason.

Considering that all the other blogging software I saw supported categories, this really does seem like an LJ issue. Maybe SixApart will do something about it ... do you know how well they or Danga Interactive take to outside modifications or patches?
19th Jan, 2005 13:41 (UTC)
Re: Two blogs?
Having two places to post to sounds like a horrible idea. The centralised network effect of LiveJournal is the "killer" feature, which is why I've chosen it over all other systems.

Danga Interactive would probably take a patch, since they released their software under the GPL. Personally, I don't mind too much that I don't have categories, because I rarely know what falls under what in the first place.

My brain isn't good at generating square thoughts that fit in square boxes.
19th Jan, 2005 13:54 (UTC)
Re: Two blogs?
I think Categories would be good for allowing people to choose what they would like to read instead of sifting through my opinions, writing or "I went to the store, my favourite bread is now Pumpernickel" if they don't want to. I suppose I could start a new account as others have, but I find that inelegant.

If I had categories, I would just have three: Technical, Creative, and Boring Life. I don't think they really need to be broken down any more, unless I suddenly become a political or sociological pundit.
19th Jan, 2005 13:58 (UTC)
Re: Two blogs?
I have trouble enough determining which posts should be friends only, and which should be public.

Having to sort them into additional categories would be too much for me, I think. I suppose there could be "Trip reports", "Debian related", "Art", and "Everything else". But really, most things would fall into the "Everything else" category, which I hope most people find interesting.
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