Tagged Happy Cog

Happy Cog just launched their blog, smartly titled Cognition. A key difference from most blogs, however, is that in order to comment, you must reply via Twitter.

Kids today are more likely to respond to a blog post on Twitter than in the article’s comments section; so we’ve collocated our comments on Twitter. Share a tweet-length response here, and, with your permission, it will go there.

Here’s the thing, though: I don’t have a Twitter. I don’t want a Twitter. I will never, ever, fucking want a Twitter. Please understand this, and realize that there’s still 0.1% of the world, myself included, that don’t use Twitter, and would prefer not to be forced to signing up for one just to comment on a blog.

I don’t see why Happy Cog didn’t just offer regular comments instead of a tweet — you can even keep the length requirement, but just post it directly to the site. Their only other alternative is writing on your own site, which I’ve been forced to do.

So here’s my original comment:

I can’t find a link back to the blog from the Happy Cog website… I’ve tried and tried but even the sitemap has nothing. An oversight, perhaps?

I lost the exact wording since I hit “don’t,” which I thought meant it would just post to the site as opposed to tweeting it. As it happens, the original comment was exactly 140 characters…

God damn, I hate using the word “tweeting.”

In other news, and kind of related:

I haven’t written anything since December 15 of last year, so I guess I’ll just post a bunch of small tidbits to make up for it.

  • Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. 2008 feels the same as 2007, so far.
  • My main reason for lack of posting is that I’ve begun playing World of Warcraft. Gotta… level… to… 70… Only 39 more levels to go — this is worse than heroin.
  • IPv6 may not be a pipe dream after all. Yippee, I guess. As long as it doesn’t bite me in the ass.

WordPress 2.5 Admin

(This is going to take a bit more space.)

Apparently parts of the admin, which is about 10% there, are being checked into the WordPress SVN repository. It makes no sense to me why they would commit them to the public (note, public) repository in such early stages, and Chris Messina has something related to say about that, which I agreed with.

That said, I can’t say I’m too impressed with what’s been checked in so far, but I’m holding judgement due to the faith I have in Happy Cog Studios (and the fact it’s only 10% done). That color scheme reminds me of something, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what. Oh, and I can’t say I’m really with that comments bubble on the menu item. Looks a bit tacky, but maybe that’s just me.

That’s that.

I hope to redesign soon. But, then again, when don’t I. Apparently my Footnotes plugin is incompatible with recent versions of Habari, which I should really fix. I’ll give them all a quick checking-on, too.