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Panther lives in Hawaii, and is homeless. Nevertheless, he has maintained a blog since October 8, 1997. That's a pretty early entry into blogspace! (Dave Winer, who claims to be one of the earliest -- although I don't know how to judge the accuracy of that claim -- started on April 1, 1997.)
Granted, in this case the lady reveals a particularly ugly side of herself. But one big lesson to be learned is that convenience comes with a price. Every time we make something easy, we also make certain kinds of mistakes much easier than they were before. In the days of writing letters, we had to write the name on the envelope ourselves, look up the address and write it, etc., even if we were replying directly to a letter we'd received. It was still possible to put two letters in the wrong envelopes, but it wasn't nearly as easy as it is today, when we can just click "reply" or "reply all" or "forward" and away it goes.
The next time someone shows you a dramatic new convenience, take time to think about what new kinds of mistakes you'll be making soon.
Right now I don't see a way to link to another blog entry without including the full URL, like this. It would be nice if blosxom supported a special tag for this, or at least applied the
I understand the need to have a primary category, but secondary categories wouldn't have to reflect the disk storage model.
An additional problem is that blosxom's permalinks are based on date. If the publication date can change, those links aren't so perma, are they?
I'm offline a lot, so there are many times when the drag-and-drop doesn't help much. Plus, my blog entries about particular topics tend to cluster together around particular points in time.
So I'd like Blapp to parse the HTML I write and remember a list of "recent links" that I've used. The first time I link to a particular page, I would have to do it manually, or drag it in. But after that, Blapp could just present me with a list of recent links and let me choose one.
There are a lot of possible refinements ... perhaps restricting the list (or sorting it) to prefer links that I've used in the current category, or something like that.