I've never hid the fact that I have an online journal (or blog—I'm not
entirely sure of the difference myself) but I've never really gone out of my
way to announce it at work, given
some of the stories I've read about (even Mark was affected by a
previous job—that's why he no longer blogs).
“Sean,” C, my boss, said, “about your blog … ”
Uh oh, I thought.
“Could you change my pseudonym?”
“I don't want to be known as simply ‘C,’” said C. “I'd
rather you use ‘Smirk.’”
“Oh.” Certainly wasn't expecting that. “Okay.”
“Great,” said Smirk. “Keep up the good work.”
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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