Post #393

Two favourite posts

8th May 2004, mid-afternoon | Comments (27)

I would like to know:

  1. Your favourite blog post that you’ve written.
  2. Your favourite blog post that someone else has written.

The posts can be funny or serious, long or short, technical or prose; just as long as they’re your favourites. If you like, take some time to explain why you chose what you did.

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  1. Colin D. Devroe:

    That I wrote: 3,037.5 ounces

    That Dave Shea wrote (thanks Dave): A Roadmap to Standards

    Posted 26 minutes after the fact
  2. Jack:

    1. "What a Difference a Day Makes" by me

    2. "I Met a Girl III" by Witt and Wisdom

    Posted 51 minutes after the fact
  3. Max:

    Mine: Point and Wiggle

    Theirs: Bus Pass

    Posted 1 hour, 14 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Karen
  4. Ethan:

    That I've written:


    Posted 2 hours, 31 minutes after the fact
  5. David Barrett:

    That I've written:


    Posted 3 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  6. Karen:

    Mine: "The Only Thing That Scares Me Is Cow-ser Soze"

    Someone else: "I Think Things!"

    Cool photo, Max.

    Posted 3 hours, 56 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Max
    Inspired: ↓ Max
  7. Kitta:

    Mine: 'PKMUWASP pain' - So painful, yet so funny.

    Someone else: 'Hands off our milk jug' - I was looking through your archives late one night and came across it.

    Posted 9 hours, 3 minutes after the fact
  8. Michael Heilemann:

    Mine: The State of Animation Features

    Someone else: ... I can't think of any to be quite honest. How egocentric of me.

    Posted 12 hours, 26 minutes after the fact
  9. Sparticus:

    I feel somehow wrong saying what my favourite personal post is but I once wrote down the comprehensive rules governing shotgunning the passenger seat in a car. That's got to be worth something
    Favourite other person post?
    Defective Yeti: Dear Me
    or Dunstan (yeah I'm a kiss ass, so what?): ordering food

    Posted 13 hours, 9 minutes after the fact
  10. Mark Wubben:

    What I wrote? Never mind that.. though I read this post couple days ago, thought provoking:

    Posted 13 hours, 11 minutes after the fact
  11. Adam Bramwell:

    Why another website?
    My attempt at a manifesto, justifying the transition from being a pure consumer to *creator*.

    Gurus vs Bloggers
    Why? Acerbic wit, relevance, empowerment. Humour!

    Dunstan, this is a great idea to have your minions hunt down the best blog entries.

    - one part vanity,
    - one part self-promotion,
    - one part inspired content gathering.
    - opinion optional!

    Posted 14 hours, 13 minutes after the fact
  12. Marq:

    Anything that Michael Barrish writes is pure gold. Unfortunately, I don't write like him. Not yet.

    Posted 14 hours, 19 minutes after the fact
  13. Rui Bergantim:



    Posted 15 hours, 21 minutes after the fact
  14. Richard Rutter:

    The post I'm most proud of is 'Democracy strikes' ( which I wrote shortly before the invasion of Iraq. I normally talk about Web development stuff and rarely touch on politics, so I spent a long time writing this. Post-Saddam I think it still stands up well.

    My favourite post by someone else is not entirely unrelated. From a New York apartment block, Moby's reactions to 9-11 as it was happening (

    Sorry if these are a bit of a downer, but they moved me at the time and still do now.

    Posted 16 hours, 1 minute after the fact
  15. Sian:



    Because, Mad Millard and I both repeated the posts out loud so we could figure out what was being said.

    Posted 16 hours, 48 minutes after the fact
  16. Grayson:

    That I've "written": split between and

    That someone else has "written": -- but I'm sure I've seen others even better that I can't immediately recall.

    (Yeah, I'm a photoblogger...)

    Posted 18 hours, 10 minutes after the fact
  17. Sam Newman:

    Favorite posted by me? Probably this: as it generated a lot of interesting comments.

    As for my favorite post by someone else....hmm...lots to choose from, but the first one that comes to mind is a recent one of Aaron's:

    Posted 20 hours after the fact
  18. Mark:

    For me, myself, its when my personal forums came under attack from communists (i kid you not) - - a most unusual thing.

    For other blogs, actually, i thought the gaynip post here by dunstan is currently the most recent that i can think of that made me chuckle. I especially like the conversation style posting that only served to make it even more amusing than it already was.

    Posted 23 hours, 42 minutes after the fact
  19. Timmy:

    This is the one for me. I used to write about how I hated things, then about politics. No one visited my site. I started writing inane nonsense and people started hitting. Weird. People like to read about useless crap.

    This guys got a great theory going on here. Nerd attention deficit disorder.

    Love the self promotion idea thanks for the chance.

    Posted 1 day, 1 hour after the fact
  20. Max:

    Thanks, Karen! :)

    It’s (obviously) one of my favourites.

    Posted 1 day, 10 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Karen
  21. Chris J. Davis:

    That I wrote: Humbled and Thankful

    That someone else wrote: A Better Tighty Whitey

    Posted 1 day, 13 hours after the fact
  22. Zedzdead:

    Master of the Universe:


    Posted 1 day, 14 hours after the fact
  23. Web:

    "What's wrong with people these days"

    Who could forget Dan @Simplebits that turned around the Sox/A's series last year. 1918

    Posted 2 days, 13 hours after the fact
  24. Pickyin:

    Mine: Paper Chasing Fools

    Thought about it for a long time before deciding to post it.

    Other's: The IE Factor by Doug Bowman on design challenges.

    Posted 3 days, 5 hours after the fact
  25. Prashant Mullick:

    Mine: Disruptive Technology
    I wrote this after being able to listen to the audio commentary of the first match of the 2004 India-Pakistan cricket series. Being in the US, for me the whole concept of using Skype to listen to local radio in India was 'elavating'! A Disruptive Technology at its best!

    Elses: Who Actually Paid For My Education?
    Very thought provoking post about India's subsidised education system.

    Honorable Mention: Why loving thy enemies is a flawed strategy.
    Dunstan please don't kick me for including the honorable mention. ;-)

    Posted 4 days, 7 hours after the fact
  26. Joeri:

    This is an outburst of creativity that follows one brilliant post.

    Posted 5 days, 10 hours after the fact
  27. Angie:

    An Open Letter To Employers
    After seeing one too many everything-but-the-kitchen-sink web builder ads, I finally let loose with this rant.

    Someone else's:
    Putting your underwear on backwards
    Laughed so hard tears came to my eyes.

    Posted 1 week after the fact

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