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Good blogs, bad blogs

Posted by Polonius on 8 June, 2007

A perusal of my blogroll should be enough to convince you that my interests are fairly eclectic. I generally read blog feeds via Protopage, which provides a handy feed aggregator (and lots of other widgets) that I can access from anywhere I can find Web access.

There are many good blogs in my Protopage blog feed, but I keep them sorted in (roughly) order of interest. Fairly high up the list is Schneier on Security, whose material ranges from fairly abstruse IT stuff, to the latest half-baked ideas from the War on Terrorâ„¢. In the space of 24 hours [I drafted this a couple of days ago], he’s posted not one, but three interesting articles (1, 2, 3).

At the bottom of my Protopage list are the irritating blogs that I just can’t quite bring myself to delete:

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Good writing

Posted by Polonius on 19 May, 2007

Here’s a couple of essays I’ve been reading. They have little in common except that they’re fairly well-written and seemed interesting to me.

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/05/rare_risk_and_o.html (including link to http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/nyt2.htm)

http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2007/05/back-to-dark-ages.html (via http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2007/05/if_the_description_of_the_begi.php)

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Wrong.html (via http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=592616)

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