Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So I make my triumphant return after a long break. Mostly to post this.
(I'm kidding. I'm not only posting that. I'm also going to post this, where in the future, massive eagle statues are built in worship. Oh, and Nazis still exist and launch some spaceships. Thank God we were prepared for that.
Labels: Beyond Nerdiness
Friday, May 15, 2009
I love the headline. No wonder the President brought Kumar onto the administration.
(And I wonder how many other people used that post title when this obviously hard news first broke?)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Someday, human beings will discover faster-than-light travel. On that day, the greatest fight in recorded history will break out. No, not over the definition of sandwiches. No, not over airplanes on treadmills. It will be over the topic at hand: what to call faster-than-light travel, hyperspace or warp speed?
Will the Star Wars fans win out? Or the Trekkies?
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
So yesterday was supposed to be me and Eaglie's big State of the Aviary Address. But alas, we ran out of energy by the time we were supposed to do it. Work does that.
Let me acknowledge the concerns--it's true that the Aviary has been oft neglected this past year. Fits of posting followed by lacks. But we will come out the stronger. Now is the time to put away childish things, like sleep, and get back to our posting roots. There shall be no rest from rhetoric for the feathered. I'll see to that.
It is not all bad though. On this sixth anniversary of the Aviary, I have discovered new and exciting powers for Eaglie to claim. Flickr, YouTube, Twitter (something designed for a bird character if there ever was one)... all new possibilities for the Aviary to become, faster, stronger, better, and even profitable.
But that can't be everything: a friend in the online publishing industry told me to worry more about content. The free Bloggers and Wordpresses may be a dime a dozen and won't let you stand out in the crowd too often, but the content of each and every post is what keeps visitors coming back. And that is what makes blogs profitable. And that model will be how the Aviary will proceed.
On another note, happy birthday to avid reader Joe! I'm sure he's living it up with his birthday biscuits and tea wherever he is. And if you'd like a personalized birthday wish from the Aviary, please send a credit card number or PayPal request to Eaglie's Birthday Wish By Internet Fund!