Just some random stuff today. On the RSS front, it seems about half of you use RSS news feeds and of that, about half like the teaser concept (keep it small) and 30% want the entire thing (22% don’t really care :) Based on that, I’m going to keep the feed as it is. My reasoning is
- I don’t want to hog pages like orablogs, besides – it looks really “ugly” I think with just text after text after text.
- The latency concept someone said doesn’t do it for me. You want to talk latency, use a satellite like I do. I myself want short teasers that I shift click on to open in new tabs when they grab me.
- I use an aircard, sort of like ISDN on the road, a lot. Big pages are slow to load, I’d rather have small.
- I want to know who is interested. Just counting how many RSS pulls I’ve had doesn’t give me that information. So what — your RSS new aggregator pulled my article 15 times today, did you actually read it? I want to know.
So, for now, the teaser stays in place. Same for asktom, the top 10, hot and new — they are all teasers. You know how big those pages could get…
A followup I got in email regarding the“Where in the world” blog reads as follows:
and nothing better be happening in vegas that NEEDS to stay in vegas! lol should i add that myself for everyone to read?????
Any guesses as to who wrote that one to me… Guess that means my wife Lori reads this too (hi!). She can get away with the instant message speak in email. Actually, the saying should be “whatever money you bring to vegas, stays in vegas”. That would be how I feel today…. At least it took 5 hours to lose it all last night :)
One a side note, Imagine a toot-toot sound here, that would be the sound of my own horn blowing. You are now looking at the award winning asktom feature of Oracle Magazine. The American Society of Business Publication Editors picked my column for a Silver. Makes me wish I could visit my high school English teachers, I’m pretty sure you could knock them over with a feather upon hearing that I wrote a couple of books – and have a regular column like that. I was not the best of students in that particular line of study. That probably explains why I have a really hard time with the words “then” and “than” (I’m trying – every time I write one or the other, I stop and stare at it for a while).
Today is the last day in Vegas, taking the red eye home tonight – just so I can spend two days at home before I leave again. I’ll be at ODTUG on Sunday. My flight leaves at 8:07am. Appears I can only get to New Orleans early in the morning or late at night and since they have me talking from 5:30 to 7pm Sunday, early morning it is.