Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Developer and Java Champion. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Blogging motivated by Broadband?

It is my personal little theory that most bloggers have high-bandwidth internet connections. I am seriously de-motivated from surfing and blogging on a dial-up connection. Even worse, our dial-up connection has been on the fritz, and with no connection - I don't even try. I don't even care to read anyone's blogs and I'm starting to wonder if blogging is all that it's cracked up to be. java.blogs is not even interesting to me anymore. I've got to get my internet connection fixed! I'm talking like a crazy man! ;-)

The good news is our ISP called Julie this morning and we're scheduled for an upgrade on the 14th. They also (finally) admitted that there have been sporadic internet connection issues in our area. They've been so damn arrogant this whole time that it "wasn't their problem" - it's nice to see them admit fault. My mom is in town all week at a conference and my dad is flying in on Wednesday, so I'd expect a pretty light week of blogging until next Monday (the 14th).

Posted in Roller at Apr 07 2003, 11:25:33 AM MDT 1 Comment

I tried java.blogs and only use it to go find new blogs and decide if I want to bookmark them or not. Even though I've run through maybe 100 or so, I only have 5 that I visit with any regularity, and another 5 that I visit when I have time (not often). Blogs and RSS seem to be a way of doing email 'out in the open' in a lot of cases. It can be useful at times, but using an RSS reader is a lot like IM/email in that you get sucked into attending to it instead of working or playing, both of which are more valuable, IMO. For that reason I refuse to install a RSS headline reader or visit RSS headline aggregation sites. As for broadband motivation, no I don't think so. Blogging has been around in one form or another since the Mosaic browser became available. Blogging is simply the combination of formalizing what should be on a typical blog by way of providing tools to produce one. It's essentially content management dumbed down for the average joe to make it easier to post new stuff. And because it's so much easier, more people are doing it and are posting more 'content', which is dubious at best, and defintely changing the signal-to-noise ratio. Some topical blogs (I look for Java ones for the most part) have genuinely useful information about a few projects that the owner is working with. But others tend to blather on about uninteresting personal items, flame wars, or exhortations of pop or 'cult' culture. Ick. I hate to make him an example, but at times Russell Beattie has good things to say about software development in his blog. But most of the time he's extremely long-winded, and not only that his blog page takes forever and a day to load (and longer to read), not just because he's in Spain, either, which I could care less about but he likes to talk ad infinitum about. I quit reading after about 2-3 weeks. Speaking of long-winded, I better get off my soapbox. The post just struck a cord, I guess. BTW - you're in the trial period, so keep up the good work and remember to be concise! I may just bookmark Raible Designs..... :-)

Posted by Gerry on April 07, 2003 at 03:15 PM MDT #

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