Results tagged “Ego” from Bill's Words

Article here.

Well, whaddaya’ know. Even the bastion of the liberal mainstream media agrees with me:

It was fear, not greed, that was driving everyone’s actions.

As I’ve said before, and will probably say again.

Google Reader Tells Me...


…that there is exactly “1 subscribers” (sic) to my blog. Guess who that is?

Yeah, me. It’s a character fault, I guess.

Anyway, the really cool thing about this number is not how small it is but how it was revealed.

You see, I was looking over my server logs the other day and noticed that Google’s Feedfetcher bot was out scouring the net, as it has a tendency to do. Here’s the log entry: - - [24/Oct/2007:16:33:11 -0400] "GET /BillsGrammaticallyCorrectHomepage/
BillsWords/rss.xml HTTP/1.1" 304 - "-" "Feedfetcher-Google;
(+; 1 subscribers; feed-id=10793214663991266141)

I really think that is cool. (OK, other than the fact that Google’s programmers didn’t ever think that a blog would be so unpopular as to have one subscriber, but they can be forgiven for that. After all, Google deals in quantities best expressed in scientific notation, so, again, they can be forgiven.) I mean, instead of just providing a plain Jane user agent string, The Goog’s programmers decided to provide the webmaster with something useful and relevant.

How cool—and not evil—is that?