Tuesday, January 30, 2007

[blogfocus tuesday] environmentally friendly edition

Bonus question: This party dude is which of this evening’s bloggers?

1 Very interesting that Deogolwulf should come up with this because I've been thinking the same thing:

“However mean men may be, they dare not appear as enemies of virtue; and when they want to persecute it, they feign to believe that it is false or they credit it with crimes.”

In case you missed that, here it is once again:

“Quelque méchants que soient les hommes, ils n’oseraint paraître ennemis de la vertu, et lorsqu’ils la veulent persécuter, ils feignent de croire qu’elle est fausse ou ils lui supposent des crimes.”

2 The Insomniac ponders the question many of us have faced – anonymity:

When I first started out in Internet discussions I used a pseudonym for a while. Switching to my real name had quite an impact as, without anonymity to hide behind, I felt the need to be more respectful to people – even though most of them lived on the other side of the world and there was no chance I’d ever bump into them. If I’d stuck behind a pseudonym I think this blog would be quite different and, perhaps, even less interesting than it is now.No-one should be forced to give up their anonymity though, as plenty of people don’t reveal their real names for some very good reasons: they might worry about possible consequences, either from fellow bloggers or, perhaps more importantly, their employers.

3 The brand-new-look Devil’s Kitchen has a notice which, I’m very sorry, by my reckoning, might just be a little too late to post on Blogfocus this evening:

While we are about it, can I just say that the new 18DS website is not great? It looks much better though, but I do think that there should be a much clearer signpost to the archives. Not that it helps, since I can't watch the archives; quite simply, nothing loads. Time to get onto their tech department, I think...

Yes, that’s my problem as well – the 18DS technology doesn’t work. They said they’d look into it in November but it must have slipped their mind. Anyway:

In other news, your humble Devil is back on 18DS on Monday night from 9pm until midnight. Do tune in...

Sincerely hope you all did and I would have too, had I been able to access it. How did DK look? Did he acquit himself well?

Eleven other bloggers plus the Mystery Blogger here.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

James, thank you so much for including me! I'll be back - honest I will! - to read in depth tomorrow, as right now I've got an itchy forehead [had something - no, not my brain, removed from it today]. Meanwhile, once again, I don't know how you do it! - Provide such excellent extracts for us all to read, I mean. Buona notte, Pat.

Colin Campbell said...

Thanks again James for featuring my low brow but important topic. Toodle Pee Pee (and Poo Poo)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Came back as promised and what an interesting round-up. Thanks again. I think 18 Doughty st is a great innovation but it hurts my eyes to look at it. Is it my computer??