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Ratings…


So this is how this blog rates. Now, I bring you this bit with a grain of salt. I was pointed to this by Ebeth’s posting about her scoring. I’ve checked the grading against a few other sites, so I am taking this with a huge grain of salt – and here’s why.

There are several blogs that I regularly hit – two of which belong to published authors (Wil Wheaton, and Neil Gaiman). Here’s the salt…

When I ran the site against Wil Wheaton’s blog, this is what I got.

But when I ran it against Neil Gaiman’s site, I got two different results. The first test was based on Neil’s main site… and got this rating:

But when I ran the check specifically against his online journal, I got this result:

Now, I am curious as to the scanning method that is used to arrive at the rankings. I find it mildly amusing that two published authors, both of whom have been writing their blogs for many years, can pull in an “Elementary” ranking… Really makes me wonder…

Try the scoring site yourself with some of your favorite sites. Now, if you’ll excuse me, all of this salt is making me parched. Time for a margarita!

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How Profound…

Growing up as a kid in the 80’s, back when TNG was new on the air (I actually remember catching the end of “Farpoint” from it’s original airing), I was just geek enough to want to be in the shoes of “Wesley Crusher” – having adventures in space, and exploring the Enterprise. For years, I thought the HoloDeck was one of the coolest things, but I digress…

After seeing some of his other projects, notably Stand By Me but I also like him in Liar’s Club… and I have several other of his projects in my Netflix queue, I actually liked him as an actor. But TNG ended it’s run, and some of his projects didn’t get the same promotion as things like TNG and Stand by Me… and unlike some of his other co-stars, he wasn’t being plastered in the tabloids.

The fact that he’s only a couple of years (four, actually) than me makes it easier to relate and like the guy as well… but really, most of that comes from discovering his blog a few years ago. One day, I think I had watched and episode of TNG, or caught part of Stand by Me, and I started wondering what he had been up to… as I said, some of his projects didn’t get the same sort of press as those other two got. I hopped on the wonderful web (this was somewhen in 2001 or 2002, I think), and did a search, and discovered an earlier incarnation of his blog.

I lost track of it for a while, thanks to a hellatious work schedule for a couple of years, but eventually went back to look up the site… A lot had changed (as far as the site goes), but the rest of it was easy enough to roll with. He has a new book out, so I went back and got his other two… but here’s where it get’s interesting, and where I got the idea for the title…

In yesterday’s post, I commented on this post from Neil Gaiman. Not much more than an hour later (although, it may be relative to West Coast time), Wil Wheaton posted this… a much more poetic version of what I was thinking… but he has two (non-fiction) books written, and has been blogging for years, so compared to him I am still quite the noob.

I guess great minds think alike… even those that have never met.

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