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Where's Scoble????

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    jdgx

    It's been three WHOLE days and still no word from this guy........

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    jamie

    the walrus was scoble

    (he took a week off)

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    Manip

    He was on C9 yesterday posting up two videos.

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    jdgx wrote:
    It's been three WHOLE days and still no word from this guy........

    Hey, I think it would of been better to ask "Where is Scoble?" (IMHO)

    Due to all the goings on in London recently....

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    Minh

    But now he's Bob.


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    mbazzoni

    He is taking some time off, here is a portion of his last post:

    I also find that I'm not able to be human anymore -- I'm not having fun anymore. It's time to take some time away from the blog.

    He wants to take a break. He should be able to if he wants.

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    bonk

    I am sure he will be pleased to read the we miss him though. - Robert, you can be human here, amongst us ... !

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    eagle

    Robert's been abducted by Aliens, they read his blog...

    The next time he appears in our space-time continuum you will notice a change.

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    scobleizer

    I'm chillin and trying to catch up on Channel 9 videos. Hanging out here too.

    Just did an awesome interview with Charles of a bunch of CLR team members. Those guys are so freaking smart it's scary. My brain hurts.

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    scobleizer

    I'll start my blog back up on Sunday, by the way.

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    Cider

    Glad to hear that Robert.  Don't let the b*stards get you down, especially that uber-c*nt Orlowski (I note such is The Register's quality these days, Orlwoski cohort Gavin Clarke managed to call Mitchell Baker, one of the top people in the computing industry, a man).

    I've always wondered, if you are so pro blogging and advocate people getting blogs, why not only allow comments on stories through trackbacks?

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    Nata1

    Good.  I'm bored with all the blogs I read, need something interesting

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    scobleizer

    Cider, cause then I'd need to deal with Trackback spam. And trackbacks are seriously broken (they only show a small percentage of the people who actually link to a specific post). I should write about that when I get off of vacation.

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    Cider

    scobleizer wrote:
    Cider, cause then I'd need to deal with Trackback spam. And trackbacks are seriously broken (they only show a small percentage of the people who actually link to a specific post). I should write about that when I get off of vacation.


    Actually, I know this because my poor blog on Spaces gets its trackbacks destroyed and I can't be bothered going through the tedious method of deleting them all.

    But, jeez, can't you and Dave Whinger come up with some sort of standard?  Maybe something along the lines of issuing a tinyurl-esque URL which has to go through a redirect at the originator blog site for the post and goes through a spam filter on the originator site before it is "authorised" as a trackback (feel free to patent that...).

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    blowdart

    scobleizer wrote:
    Cider, cause then I'd need to deal with Trackback spam. And trackbacks are seriously broken (they only show a small percentage of the people who actually link to a specific post). I should write about that when I get off of vacation.


    Aggh. I've commented on this before, I really ought to write a real rant.

    1) Spam doesn't mean trackbacks are broken, any more than spam means comments are broken,

    2) Trackbacks only show a small percentage because tools out there don't use or send them. In the same way that some tools don't send pings to technorati, does that mean technorati is broken? And we all know how long it takes technorati et al to update, and even then they still miss stuff.

    3) Trackbacks have the advatanges of being instant when sent, and they appear on the site that people send them to. No more having to go off to another site to see who is linking which is a sucky user experience.

    For example, lets look at a trackback ping I got sent from an msdn blogger. My site was notified and the link appeared as soon as he updated his page. Technorati shows no links. So which is better?

    Write the article Robert, I'll start drafting the rebuttal now Smiley

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    blowdart

    blowdart wrote:

    Write the article Robert, I'll start drafting the rebuttal now Smiley



    Ah, why wait Smiley

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    IanD

    Oh good, does that mean that the Microsoft Home video will be up soon Wink

    Look forward to you blogging again

    Ian
    The Windows Media Center Show

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