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changeblog = stupid name [Nov. 19th, 2003|02:56 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
CVS Commit + Weblog = Changeblog
http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/001075.html
OMG! If you put "blog" in a word it becomes really hip!

Web + log = blog
Mobile + blog = moblog
Changelog + blog = changeblog

This is getting ridiculous.

A "changeblog" isn't even very impressive. We've been doing it for 4 years with LJ's changelog and also at fotobilder_cvs. I supposed we should've given it a stupid name and blogged about it everywhere and said how cool we were.

*yawn*
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2003-11-19 02:59 pm (UTC)
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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From: evan
2003-11-19 03:16 pm (UTC)

sweet, sweet revenge

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From: evan
2003-11-19 03:17 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

but it's not showing up. :(
delay? or maybe it doesn't like my excerpt... feh.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-19 03:20 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

hahaha.... ass. :-)
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From: evan
2003-11-19 03:24 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

but truly, this is ridiculous.

but i hear it's pretty common in history: the people who were there first very rarely get the credit. it's those who trumpeted themselves the most who do.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-19 03:31 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

Most things I do don't even seem too "historic". But when I see somebody trumpet how important/monumental it is and give it a dumb name: irritating.
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From: evan
2003-11-19 03:34 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

i was just thinking about this today when i was writing that mail today to the researcher talking about lj's shared journals vs communities. it didn't seem like anything at the time, just simple tweaks, but now i see people who Really Think about these sorts of things write stuff like "livejournal really got communities right". it's really weird in retrospect.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2003-11-19 04:11 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

people who Really Think about these sorts of things

I think you misspelled the word Wank.

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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-11-19 04:14 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

Calm down, Jamie! :)

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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-11-19 11:55 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet, sweet revenge

NO! That almost never happens!


People who originate ideas are remembered from the start.

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[User Picture]From: alexanderwait
2003-11-19 04:24 pm (UTC)
We blogged in 1994 with a simple cgi/perl script that let people post a running web log. If we had come up with the cool name maybe we would have started LJ and gotten famous? It's all in the name... =^)

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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-19 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the first LiveJournal was like a page of perl.
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[User Picture]From: abates
2003-11-19 05:11 pm (UTC)
So if Zilla automatically logged new bugs to a journal, would it be:
1. zillablog
2. bugblog
3. blogzilla
4. ziblog
5. ...?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-11-19 05:41 pm (UTC)
Heh. :-)
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[User Picture]From: kagekonjou
2003-11-19 08:05 pm (UTC)
It's at times like this that I wonder if you have a life, Brad. ;D Although, I must admit, "blog" is one of those words that are much weirder when said aloud. Others include "woot," "twat," "haxor," and "roxors your soxors" (the zeros replaced with the letter O so they look like real words, of course). But, as strange as it may be, "twat" is the most fun to say aloud. I don't know why, it's just so funny, weird sounding, yet awkwardly stimulating. O_O
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2003-11-19 08:57 pm (UTC)
Always wondered what the word "blog" meant to me, but now I know.

It's like shitting.
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From: jzawodn
2003-11-19 09:10 pm (UTC)

Oh, the abuse!

Heh. I get on a plane for New York and look what's waiting for my return. :-)

Brad, you're right. This isn't new. It caught my eye (as I mentioned in the post) because of the CVS/RSS connection, which I've played with at work.

As for the trackback, due to some complex MT stuff that I'm not gonna explain right there, there's a bit of a delay for TrackBacks being reflected on my content. I'll fix that someday, but I've got this damned book to finish. And stuff.

I need 36 hour days.
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[User Picture]From: topher
2003-11-21 12:38 am (UTC)

The idiocy of 'blog'.

I've long thought the same thing regarding the word 'blog'.

It really is just an absolutely horrible word. And anyway, what is wrong with diary/journal/log/memoirs/chronicles/etc? Does it really need a new word just because it's placed on the web?

And if it does, can't we find a word that doesn't sound like we (literally) just pulled it out of our ass?
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