We're up to 15 nominees for Blogger Of The Year. The site is ready, it'll go live first thing tomorrow.
Wes wins the award for being the first to spot the award site. His site, Hack The Planet, is nominated for Best Technology Weblog of 2001, along with 802.11b Networking News, AppleSurf, Bluetooth, ICANN, Living Without Microsoft and Segway News.
I wrote a new distributed app to do the awards yesterday, and put a bunch of time into nominations, and tweaked the categories. I decided to stay positive and eliminated the Demon of the Year category even though it was my favorite. Here are the final categories. Best Technology Weblog, EditThisPage.Com Pioneers, Gone But Not Forgotten, Best Scripting Weblog, Best Weblog Utility/Distraction, and Blogger Of The Year. The largest category is the last, with 15 nominees. They are all blogs that I consider interesting and worth recommending, esp the BOTY category.
I wish I could nominate sites done by UserLand people, if so I would have nominated Brent's Mac Scripting blog in the scripting category, and I would have started a Rookie of the Year category with John Robb and Scoble as nominees. Without a doubt Tomalak would have been nominated for Best Technology Weblog. Let this paragraph express my appreciation to my teammates at UserLand who are pioneering new forms of blogging.
The voting system is pretty good but not totally spamproof. I'm not going to reveal the algorithm, but it's not dependent on cookies, or UserLand.Com membership. It will be a simple page, rendered in the Scripting News template. Murphy-willing, voting will start tomorrow and go through early January. Sometime in early-mid January we will announce the winners, with much fanfare and adulation.
I started a Radio 7.1 news page, also available in RSS.
Cliff Baeseman: "Well the weather here in Central Wisconsin has been sucking for the last few days. So what else could I do but churn up about 4000 lines of code to create a new VB XML-RPC client that well frankly does not suck."
NY Times: "[Turner] became known as the 'mouth of the South.' He has had to apologize for calling opponents of abortion 'bozos' and Christianity 'a religion for losers.'"
The bouncing spams continue to invade my inbox. Trying to get more clever with filters. What's become of the Internet.
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