March 25th, 2009


The Album Cover Meme.

Noise Addicts come up with a ‘name your band, name your album, choose a cover image’ meme.

1. Go to Wikipedia and hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.
2. Go to “Random Quotations”. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page will be the title of your new album.
3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

So here’s my album cover. Weirdly the random pic is of the Fort Kent Train Station:


Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.


LiveJournal Readers can now post comments on LJ

As per <lj user=”optic”>’s suggestion, I’m no longer forcing anyone to go to my blog to post comments. In a perfect world, the comments would get pushed both ways, but that would require Wordpress and LiveJournal to cooperate in ways they do not, and would probably end up being a mess of cross-posted spam.

So knock yours elf out, as we like to say on chat. I would welcome it if you click through and do your comments on the blog itself, but it’s not a big deal either way.

And on that subject, why a blog and not just a Live Journal? Three reasons:

  1. LiveJournal is a world unto itself. It’s great in so many ways, but having a LiveJournal is different from having a blog. A lot of people use RSS aggregators that don’t bother ever looking on Livejournal.  If you post something on a blog you show up in Google searches in ways Livejournal Posts do not.
  2. Wordpress is things that LiveJournal is not, like a content manager and web page editor.
  3. Because I can.  I’m paying a not-insignificant amount of money for a web server and domain, might as learn some of these newfangled web doohickies. Of course PHP hardly qualifies as newfangled any more.

Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.