Saturday, November 17, 2007

Jeroen Kleingeld

The OverDrone knows you have been worried sick about him. Where has he been this last week? Good question.
The holidays have come early for The OverDrone, his parents are coming in today and the house had to be cleaned, add to that a recent commision to create ten articles for eHow(more on that later) and something had to give.
The OverDrone apologizes for his absence and offers you this gem from 'TNW as an apology. No need to apologize for the sweet sounds from this mix though.
Jeroen Kleingeld

Monday, November 12, 2007

The OverDrone: Me Talk Simply One Day: Part4

The OverDrone has grown tired of this topic. It stops here! two readability levels at once, presented to you as the grand finale. Tomorrow there will be a review of Ivan Brunetti's book Misery Loves Comedy just to lighten things up around here.

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Post Grad is another area where the blogs are thin on the ground.
Game Politics is a blog which follows the intersection between gaming and the law. A must read for the political gamer.
Virtual Worlds News' scope is narrower, keeping up with interactive environments and their evolution.
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Well, it has been a long post but we have reached the Genius level. The OverDrone does not know what defines Genius but it is not a good thing when it comes to readability, or is it?
Coming in first (in readers) at the genius level is the ubiquitous Boing Boing. Not what The OverDrone expected as it is joined by such niche blogs as The Victorian Peeper(a blog documenting Victorian England's people and history), the NSFW PonyXpress (great name for a softcore art pics blog) and The OverDrone himself. Yes that's right The OverDrone is only readable by a genius. If you have read this far then you deserve the moniker. It is just you, me and the entire readership of Boing Boing so reach your hand behind your head and pat yourself on the back or invent a hyperdimensional device to do it for you. You earned it!
Of course it is entirely possible that there are levels well above Genius, Advanced Alien Life Form and Intergalactic Hive Mind are two that come to mind but The OverDrone has not read those blogs yet. If you come across any please post it in the comments. Actually, whatever your blog's readability , why don't you post it in the comments.

The OverDrone: Me Talk Simply One Day: Part 1

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Me Talk Simply One Day: Part 4

Yes yes, The OverDrone knows how tedious this long series has become. The title link today at least links to something else. Two more posts and we we will reach the end. Be strong!
(Also there are some major commitments on The OverDrone's time currently, including the installation of a new shower; Fresh Posts Soon)
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While searching for undergrad level blogs The OverDrone found Bakkouz, what is interesting is that in the comments are directions for spoofing this readability test that The OverDrone has been posting on. Three comments down Za3tar claims, "It just checks the contents of ONLY one page ... So, to fix your rating, just post one highly technical page, and you are all set :-)." The OverDrone has not had time to check this claim out but if this is so than The OverDrone has just wasted four days on a faulty metric.
Just a Girl in Short Shorts is written by a lesbian, libertarian, grade school teacher though The OverDrone so hates to categorize. It deals with women's issues and politics at an undergraduate level.
We Make Money Not Art is a collective whose members are spread out across the blogosphere. If you like bleeding edge culture you would do well to visit them, that is, if you read at an undergraduate level.
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