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January 20, 2003

Equilibrium is Maintained

The Head Lemur is doing the exact opposite of Peter. He’s moving away from periodic essays and starting a weblog (now dead) instead. This is a very good thing, since I’ve long known the Head Lemur from mailing lists and he’s always a feisty old crank. He just might take Peter’s place on my blogroll.

Also: He’s using Radio Userland for his weblog, and he seems to be having a great deal of fun trying to coax clean, valid HTML markup out of it. This fact seems to mesh very well with Dave Winer’s stated position on Tag Soup, which basically equates to, “browsers will render it even if it’s wrong, so why bother learning the right way to do things?”

Well, drat

Peter Merholz has announced that he’s mothballed his site while he comes up with a new focus and a new design for it. He also says he’s not going to be blogging anymore. This is not a good thing. Especially since he claims to be one of the first to use the word “blog”. I always look forward to reading what Peter has to say, even if he only says a couple of things a week. Actually, his site is one of the ones that makes me feel okay about letting my own site go a couple of days without an update (as happened this weekend). If I don’t have anything to write about, then I don’t. Last month I think I skipped a whole week. And it’s sites like Peter’s that reassure me that it’s “okay” to do that. Now, I guess all he can reassure me about is that it’s okay to mothball my site if I want. Which I don’t plan on doing.

The one piece of good news in this announcement is that he says his future plans include more essays. That is a good thing, since the best of his blog entries were basically in essay form anyway, so if he starts posting more of those and less of the shorter ones, I think the total quality of his site will go up. Oh well. I’ll wait patiently while he figures out what he wants to do. Until then, I might have to take him off my blogroll, just out of spite.