Blog du Tristank

So terrific that 3 of 4 readers rated it "soporific"


Breaking News: The Name Change.

Yep, the blog name has changed from the rather long-winded “extra bits that didn’t fit” to “Blog du Tristank”. Shorter. Punchier. Guaranteed to reinvigorate the genre. And frees up the other name for use on, should I choose to do so. Here’s the FAQ:

Why did you change the name of your blog?

Glad you asked! My readers asked for the change*.


Sure. Don’t I look convincing?

So what did the readers actually tell you?

Um, actually, reader feedback is summarily ignored here. It’s one of the perks of the site.

What does “Blog du Tristank” mean?

I don’t know, I’m not French. Thankfully.

How do you expect the change to benefit readers?

Well: all the categories are now shorter, making it easier to fit them into the sidebar, because they don’t need an “EBTDF” prefix. And it’ll probably reduce RSS bandwidth by 24 hours * 10 bytes * 7 days = 1680 bytes per week. I’ll note that’s not a “savings”, that’s a “saving”. It’s not a plural noun. Don’t use it as one.

That’s just silly.

You’re talking to someone that wears a T-shirt – from Nike – that has the number 15 glued to it, and then crossed out in stitching. Why not just not put the number 15 on in the first place? I don’t know. Why not just remove the number? No idea.

People think that’s really creepy.

Who’s asking these questions? Yes, these ones, in bold?

My Walter Ego. It’s faster than explaining I have an alter ego called Walter.

You realize I read this blog for technical content, right? When are you going to post something useful?

Just browse back through the archives from 2004, when I was feeling particularly helpful. Pretend those posts are current, or just read one each day, or something. It’ll be good, trust me.