Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Midweek Mish-Mash

Winter wheat is up, blog futures are down
Anyone else been noticing the weekends are pretty dry out there in the blogsphere lately? Last Sunday I clicked on my stat counter and a puff of dust came out of my screen.

Mr. No, not now

In a related thought, I'm not sure my readers are buying my Mr. Know-It-All series. Either that or they think I've lost my mind and they can't figure out a polite way to tell me. Either way, the responses to the Mr. KIA stuff have consistently remained lite. But I'm still going to continue writing it every month because if nothing else it gives me a chance to be silly - you know, as opposed to the dreadfully serious stuff I normally write.

Oh, and hey - don't forget to leave Mr. KIA a question for next time! So far I only have 3 open questions in the queue.

Look at me! -->

Apparently Yahoo has acquired MyBlogLog.

Technically, this shouldn't make any difference to me. However, the other day I went in to change my picture and it wouldn't let me edit my account and forced me to sign into a Yahoo account to create a new profile instead. Ok, so what? Well, now instead of having just one MyBlogLog account I have two - with two different pictures and two different sets of "communities."

Here's the deal... I don't want a new community. I liked the community I already had. And now my new profile's picture is showing up everywhere including my own blog - which is just dumb.

So... in an attempt to get this straightened out, I sent a little note to the people at Yahoo asking them if they could somehow merge my two accounts into one, knowing full well I would never hear any response of course. But much to my surprise, I received this nice little note from Robyn only a few hours later.


There were quite a few people who also created a new account, rather than merging their old. I'll stick your name in there so that your new account can be merged with your old account, but it may take a few days.

Just wanted to let you know that we are on it. :)


Needless to say I was impressed. She even put a little smiley face at the end!

So if you're wondering why my new picture is showing up all over the place, this is why. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Yahoo can merge me and my split personality back into one person.

Time to toss the packets
And finally... here's why I love Google.

The other day I picked up a sandwich from Subway, but they forgot to put the packet of light mayo in my bag. No worries - I had plenty of old ones in my desk.

But right before I was about to squirt some of this dressing goodness on my sub, a co-worker posed the question "How old is THAT?"

Honestly I hadn't thought about it. In fact, I had dozens of these condiment packets of undetermined age in my desk and had never really considered the fact they even had a drawer-life in the first place.

Well, one little Google search on the topic and I was taken to this story which explained that you only have between 7-9 months to use your mayo, ketchup or mustard before it poisons you and kills you.

Ok, it didn't say that specifically, but you can never be too careful.


Anonymous said...

I knew you loved me picture had the rollover text on it!

I was all ticked off about the same thing but got great service as well. Boy that Yahoo is owning everything now!

Anonymous said...

I've also noticed that the internet appears to have been abandoned over the weekend recently.

I'm glad it's not just me actually. I was worried that i was starting to loose my magnetic atraction.

Heather said...

I've been happy that the weekend traffic is light. Gives me a chance to catch up on other stuff!

yellojkt said...

The Yahoo/MyBlogLog merger was pretty clumsy, but at least I'm yellojkt both places. MBL is a very confusing site. What was a decent utility is now a bad Facebook clone.

Elizabeth said...

OK, I have a Mister Know It All question:
Cats; happy little bundles of love or evil incarnate wrapped in fur?

deborah said...

befor you answer that Q? be very careful you intertwine that one with female there Jeff!

Hey, why isn't MY pic on your little cloud?

Halfmexican Mama said...

eeew! I have Arbys sauce, ketchup mustard, and horsey sauce that were probably derived from the late 90's... im going to clean my fridge asap!

robkroese said...

Did I mention that I may be doing some work for Google shortly? And that my former idiot boss now works for Yahoo! 'Nuff said.

BTW, I like the KIA posts. Funny stuff. My traffic on the weekend is always low.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

hilly - Aww shucks, you caught me hovering my mouse over my favorite Snackiepoo. I guess the secret is out now.

dan - No, I'm positive you're not negative.

heather - Such as? You mean to tell me there's other things to do on weekends besides read blogs?!

yello - That's pretty bad, considering Facebook is already a bad MySpace clone.

elizabeth - Mr. KIA thanks you for your furry submission.

deborah - I don't know why you didn't show up. Maybe you got edged out by that extra picture of me.

halfmexican mama - Aw, how bad can they be. The 90s were only like 15 years ago.

diesel - If you're going to work for Google see if you can get on the Blogger team. I have a list of demands...

Ed said...

I always put a smiley face on employees termination letters; it makes them feel so much better about it...

Jenn said...

it is the weekend...and as for me, I have been murdered by the sick bug. ug.

Sandy said...

I was going to wait to comment on Saturday so your site meter status would pick up, but I couldn't help myself.

P.S. My mother-in-law told me recently that she loves reading your comments on my blog, and that you seem like "such a nice young man."

Stepping Over the Junk said...

Yeah, weekends are dry. For sure. When I have my kids and am home, I wish for blog activity. When I am with Steam, I wish for lots of comments on the post I leave for the weekend. :) As for packaged mayo and such, ick. gag.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

ve - Nice touch. Those people were lucky to have been fired by you.

emma - Sorry to hear that. You're not contagious here are you?

sandy - Your m-i-a sounds like a smart woman ;-)

stepping - Darn these blogs anyway huh? They never seem to do what you want them to.

Maureen said...

Hey! I'm on that Blog Log image too!!!