This is not Kottu. Also, there are some Al Qaeda looking mofo’s at Pilawoos.
Osama’s Bush won Quiz Night. That means Rs. 5,000, most of which were saved for next week. I had some bacon toasties, but everything there is so fucking salty. I have enjoyed one meal while drunk, but today I just I got an ominous rumbly in my tumbly. Going to Pilawoos directly afterwards made matters worse. Ordered whatever Jihad was getting, some egg roti device. I’ve been drinking water for an hour but I think das Popenfuhrer has turned my throat into a pillar of salt.
That is supposed to be a transition into www.kottu.org. I dropped two people temporarily until I can get the editing under control. I like your blogs and I’ll try to re-add you, but today I got home and saw 2 copies of Green Day lyrics and that was it. I like that song and I respect your blogs, but I don’t have time to edit non-original content out. For tech heavy bloggers, I’m going to start syndicating just your ‘Sri Lanka’ category, where possible. Merrill’s blog, in particular, is well designed that way. WordPress also allows per category syndication. By all means continue posting, I never wanted to get into the Editorial business and I’m trying to get out ASAP. This editing is, however, in line with two parts of the Kottu FAQ:
# Be Original: If you’re posting the latest email forward or song lyric you got that’s all good, but Kottu tries to feature original content.
# Don’t Repeat Yourself: If 10 people announce a particular tech launch 9 of those posts will probably get archived. If 10 people write original opinions on that topic they’ll stay, but we only need one announcement.
Desyndication is a last resort, dependendent on the state of my stomach. However, this is a Marxist Community site, not Stalinist. To that end we’ll try to decentralize the management of Kottu as much as possible. Starting with the tags, as soon as jluster develops that plugin. Next thing would be to allow people to add feeds and edit posts without going through me. That basically involves setting up something that’s easy to use and hard to break. Involves work upfront, but when it’s done I’ll have time to actually watch the Bold & The Beautiful and other crap TV. I have no idea if Ridge knows that Mossimo is his real dad, plus I completely missed the white trash soap (with violence!) that was Wrestlemania XXI. Furthermore, I haven’t hustled any work this month. Tanya’s getting married and I need to get my ass to Montreal. Anyways, I’m sorry if I desyndicated you. Here are some community questions, btw –
# Should we allow comments on www.kottu.org? It would be nice, but I’d also rather that people get the comment on their blogs
# Should we mainline photos? Right now they’re in the sidebar, but we can have bigger photos show up as posts.