Random Internet Discovery of the Week

So I’m trying to write this as quickly as I can given my computer’s slowness and my rush to get out the door by 7:45 to catch the next part of IFC’s Monty Python documentary they’re apparently not replaying after tonight after I couldn’t finish the CFB ranks in time, and I get one of the most interesting religious RIDs yet. If you want to have something to steal for your describe-a-religion project for religious studies or world cultures class learn more about world religions, here’s the place to go!

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

I swear moving the RID to Mondays isn’t going to be a permanent thing. I still need a little more time to put up the forums, just to finalize the rules I’m going to propose at the start. That and a webcomic review will both be coming Tuesday.

I didn’t bother to read all the flirting tips, but… everything that separates us from the animals and built our civilization, for better and worse, is a side effect of our courtship rituals?!? That’s an out-there theory…

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

What’s this? The last RID was on a Friday night/early Saturday morning and now here’s another one on a Monday? Yeah, well, I kinda had a space available for two posts.

Here’s my (very) tentative schedule for the remainder of the week:

  • Tuesday: The State of Webcomics Address and an additional sports post.
  • Wednesday: College Football Coverage Kickoff, with the Week 1 schedule and a brand new defense of a playoff based on one or two websites I discovered earlier this year.
  • Thursday: Why YouTube will be dead before long.
  • Friday: Rethinking TV and whether we should even bother.
  • Sometime between Friday and Monday: Launch of the Morgan Wick Forum.
  • Next week: Hopefully, some more topical posts.

Sign language isn’t just for deaf people!

Random Internet Discovery of the Week, and preparation for making up for lost time

Oh geez, have you guys not heard from me all WEEK?!? What a time for me to become incredibly distracted by TV Tropes and then become sick, when I still had a lot of work on the web site to do AND catch up on feeds… at this point, “Ideas Every Day” week may become “Ideas Every Day” MONTH, or just a revival of my old trend of posting at least once a day every weekday, as I already have enough ideas to span nearly two weeks.

I have been doing some productive work on the site, though. One thing the site relaunch allows me to do is push specific subsections of the site onto other services; as I’ve said in the past, despite potentially splintering the audience such services are still useful for popularizing Da Blog’s content. But Da Blog is way too “general-purpose” for most of them, and on Blogger there wasn’t enough of the sense I wanted of Da Blog as a collection of sub-blogs. That’s all different now, though.

So effective immediately, and just in time for “Ideas Every Day” week or month or whatever it is, all sports posts will be republished on Bleacher Report, and all webcomics posts will be republished on Comixtalk. (The former in particular would not have been possible at all before the relaunch!) The timing’s a little off on Comixtalk, as they’ve been undergoing some problems to the effect I effectively had to lean on the site’s proprietor to get my account set up.

I also entirely expect to have the forum up and running on Monday.

So because all the TV Tropes stuff made my computer so slow, I didn’t actually do this myself

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

This week was supposed to be Ideas Every Day week on Da Blog. But it’s taking me slower than expected to set up various services. That, plus other concerns, is taking up more of my time than writing anything, or catching up on feeds. The State of Webcomics Address should be coming tomorrow, along with another announcement related to the site relaunch.

Ooh, pretty pictures!

Random Internet Discovery of the Week and a prelude to a series of posts a year away

See, now, this was the sort of thing I had in mind when StumbleUpon allowed me to bring more specific criteria to the RID! I may have to refer back to this when it comes time to run a related series next year. And that series is hinted at in the new label.

Important notice: Any comments left between now and the launch of the new site will not survive the launch of the new site. We are that close to launching the new site.