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October 19, 2007

5 Years

Something else happened this past week: this blog turned 5.

While I cringe, a bit, looking back at my early posts, I’m kinda gratified that I’ve managed to keep this gig going as long as I have. I’ve certainly learned a lot: about Physics, about markup and — I like to think — about what makes a useful blog post.

Back then, Physics/Math blogs were not exactly thick on the ground. In fact, the genre pretty much didn’t exist. Today, the blogroll at Planet Musings is satisfyingly long.

And yet … I’m a little dissatisfied. Many of the meatiest, most exciting, entries on that list are actually in Mathematics: our own n-Category Café, Terrence Tao’s blog, the Secret Blogging Seminar

That make me a little jealous. Damnit! We high energy theorists were here first! I think it’s time to try to reanimate the String Coffee Table. Any volunteers?


On a completely unrelated note, I learn, via Sam Ruby, that Liferea, the feed aggregator for the Gnome desktop, supports MathML, SVG and the Atom Threading Extension. That is extraordinarily cool. Posted by distler at October 19, 2007 2:29 PM

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Re: 5 Years

Sorry that you didn’t hear from me on the question that Sam answered.

Firstly, I couldn’t say, because the more recent versions of libxslt required by Liferea 1.2 or newer segfault when running my blog’s transforms. I’m stuck with Liferea 1.0, which doesn’t have XHTML support, until I debug that issue.

Secondly, when I tried to mail you, your mail server bounced my message on grounds that GMX is a spammer haven. I tried another time a few days later, but got the same response. Oh well.

Posted by: Aristotle Pagaltzis on October 19, 2007 10:48 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Blocked email

Secondly, when I tried to mail you, your mail server bounced my message on grounds that GMX is a spammer haven. I tried another time a few days later, but got the same response.

Sorry ‘bout that. I’ve whitelisted mx0.gmx.net and mx0.gmx.de so, hopefully, that will not recur. If it does, feel free to IM me.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on October 19, 2007 11:06 PM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

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