send a blogger to Iraq

Christopher Allbritton is going to Iraq as an independent, blogging reporter, Wired writes. If you give him some money, he’ll send you and the other contributors photos and reports a day before he blogs them, and you get to be his “editors” […]

a troll in the comments

I think I just got my first ever mean, bitchy and unconstructive comments. I’d actually thought that weblogs were fairly immune to that, and that it was mailing lists suffered from trolls. I thought about deleting the bitchy comments, which is easy […]

teaching critical blogging

Adrian emphasises process- and problem-based teaching, and his weblog has lots of notes about his teaching. Yesterday he wrote about the stages between a student asking “What’s the difference between a blog and a webpage” and the class finding information and assessing […]

oops

The news today is full of the diplomatic faux pas of the American ambassador to Norway, who last night pretty much said that Norway was turning its back on America and that would permanently change the relationship between the countries (Aftenposten reports […]

cotton wool

I’m nursing a cold, keeping my sink shining, reviewing stacks of papers for Hypertext 03, trying to keep enthusiastic about my thesis, trying to finish that cursed chapter about political web games and I feel totally unbloggish. Unmostthingsish, actually. Well not totally, […]

the game industry

Greg Costikyan runs through the commercial gaming industry, which is apparently dying or at least stuck, and through independent and online gaming ventures and festivals, with lots of links, information, wringing of hands and comments.

wow!

Torill’s submitted her PhD thesis! OMG. Wow. Cool. CONGRATULATIONS!

tracking

Adrian’s switched to MoveableType for his main blog. So now I can send him a trackback 🙂

SMS warnings part 2

Eirik suggests that the SMS message from the goverment in the case of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack might for instance read “ATMBMBR UNDRVS. CUL8ER – MAYBE. Once I cracked the code, I cracked up to the extent my office neighbour […]

releasing books

Eirik Newth wrote about bookcrossing.com, a brilliant project which coordinates the release of books – you read a book, register it at bookcrossings, write a brief review of it, print out a label and glue it into the book, then you give […]