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Lost Blogging: Day 3

Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Dave!Cheaters! I have cheaters reading my blog!

Ever since moving to a new hosting company, I've been closely monitoring my error stats to see if there's anything that needs to be fixed. Today when I checked, I noticed a bunch of people typing in "lostblogs/daythree.html" and "lostblogs/daythr.html" and "lostblogs/day3.html" - apparently looking for the next "lost blogger" entry a day early (even though it didn't exist yet). Cheaters!

Ha! I can only DREAM about being organized enough to write something a day in advance.

Sorry, but everything at Blogography is baked fresh daily, baby!

Dave Cook

Most of my entries are written first thing in the morning (like today!). I wake up, grab my trusty PowerBook to check my email, and something pops into my head to write or draw. If it turns out okay, I post it. But most of the time I let it sit until my lunch break so I can read it over and make sure I didn't say anything stupid. But since I always say something stupid, I usually try to make it less stupid and then post it. On rare occasions I can't think of anything to write about, and it's not until dinnertime that I get around to writing. In any event, I don't write ahead. Even while lost-blogging, which I'll be cooking up after this.

Oh, and before I forget... I have the bestest blog posse ever (yes, this means you!). Two days ago I was lamenting over my broken links and got a suggestion from Blogography reader Wejn on how to fix it. When I didn't understand what to do... he wrote the fix for me. I've installed it, and now my problems are solved. How cool is that? Thanks Wejn! An extra Blogography cookie for you today, fresh from the oven!

And while I am passing out cookies, I cannot forget about Bre, who left the 7000th comment here yesterday. Congratulations Bre, You just won a Blogography T-Shirt! Email me your address and the size you want to claim your prize.

And in non-baking-related news...

There's another "Lost Blogs" entry over at DaveSpace! Click here to read it!

I am hopelessly addicted to reading all 40 participants now, and many of them are getting really interesting!

Those of you wanting to make guesses as to my "lost blogger's" identity should send me an email at the address in my sidebar. Comments with guesses will not be approved! Who knows, there might be a prize for the first person to guess correctly! But remember the rules... you only get ONE GUESS... so make sure you're sure about who it is before contacting me, because any subsequent guesses by the same person will be tossed out. Good luck!

If you want to learn more about Pauly's book (or pre-order a copy), visit The Lost Blogs site!

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  1. ms. sizzle says:

    yay for bre! good going wejn!

    i can’t keep up with all 40 lost bloggers but the ones i read are great.

    πŸ™‚ sizz

  2. Dave2 says:

    I was glad that it wasn’t me who won the T-Shirt again this time. It was rather embarrassing that I had to give the 6000th comment T-Shirt to myself! πŸ™‚

  3. So what was the solution to the broken links.

    Inquiring bloggers want to know…

  4. Dave2 says:

    Some kind of PHP voodoo that redirects without having to slow things down by using a massive .htaccess file. To be truthful, I don’t understand any of it, I just know what Wejn gave me works! πŸ™‚

  5. Kevin says:

    I’m not entirely sure who your blogger is, but I’ve got one person on a list, finally. I haven’t been able to really think through yours simply because I spend all my time reading the “comments” from his buddies. That cracks me up and distracts me from guessing.

  6. Bec says:

    I love it when you get fixes that just work… you can almost see the pixie dust coming out of the file!

  7. Dave H says:

    I was comment 6992? Damn! I guess I’ll have to pay for my t-shirt now! πŸ˜› Maybe I’ll wait until there are a couple more designs and put in a bumper order – or maybe wait for the socks too! πŸ˜€

  8. Karl says:

    Yeah, I write my stuff fresh every day, too. If I were smart I’d write Days 4 & 5 of the Lost Blogs now and schedule them to post automatically. But I’m not very smart.

    I’m really digging your blog, Dave. Glad I signed up for this experiment or else I wouldn’t have discovered your blog, and those of everyone else taking part.

    Oh, and I still have no guess as to your lost blogger identity.

  9. Tink says:

    I am seriously loving your “lost blogger” entries..although i am starting to become obsessed with it…the myspace spoof is a great thing too…and is kinda well suited since both have become addicting to me….keep up the great work

  10. Eve says:

    Cheaters…oh snap.

    Well, at least people are interested in you enough to actually go digging for possible upcoming posts!

  11. Wejn says:

    Wow, I got mentioned in here … feel like a star!

    /me blushes πŸ™‚

    Gary: It’s 404 handler (plugged in via ErrorDocument in .htaccess) written in PHP that redirects requests for nonexistent pages to new location by looking up substitute for the old url in associative array.

    Seems a bit cryptic as I’m proof-reading the description, but it’s rather simple if you see the implementation. Contact me if you need details and/or actual code.

  12. Jacynth says:

    still no clue…can’t wait until the mystery character is revealed!

  13. Brent says:

    All hail Wejn!

  14. michaelsean says:

    Damn. You are onto me.

  15. mikey says:

    Dude are you blogging yourself? All hail BRE!!!

  16. Melina says:

    I haven’t done anything extraordinary, but I still feel entitled to and really want a cookie Dave!

  17. Melina says:

    I like Wejn’s name! How do you pronounce it, like “Wayne”?

  18. sandra says:

    Why on earth can I not figure any of these out?!

  19. Dave2 says:

    Wejn = Rockstar!

    (I am guessing his name is indeed pronounced as we say “Wayne” because a “j” is a “y” in Czech… just like “Jan” is pronounced “yahn” for “John”)

  20. Dave2 says:

    Very well Melina, cookies for everybody!

    I am actually quite surprised that somebody hasn’t guessed correctly yet, though a number of people have sent in guesses… with the front-runners of Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin each getting 3 votes.

    My favorite guess out of all the wrong ones is George Washington Carver. I now regret that I didn’t choose him as my historical figure, because that would have been very cool indeed. πŸ™

  21. Nicole says:

    I had an inspiration today as to the identity of your character!! But what with the “one guess” rule I feel very hesitant to commit myself to it only to be proven wrong with tomorrow’s clues. So I am waiting…impatiently.

    (I also cannot confirm or deny that I may have been one of the people who got an error message when attempting to access “lostblogs/daythree.html” yesterday.)

  22. Rabbit says:

    Between looking at the pictures and reading the comments on your histo-blogger’s site, I think I miss all the clues. I suck at this guessing game.

    I can’t believe you write all your entries fresh each day! I’d crumble under the pressure to produce. Although, I’m surprised that procrastinator that I am, most of my posts were at least started this weekend.

  23. Chanakin says:

    Good job on the fix! Gravatars are back too-

    I write daily too. I’ll write in MS Word and leave it sitting in the taskbar so I can come back and pick at. Sometimes I’ll just walk away and a different idea hits me and ends up taking the blog in a different direction.

  24. Bre says:

    This just goes to show that most blog readers are far more internet savvy than I am – because I wouldn’t have even thought of checking for advanced linkage ever!

    I’m deeeelighted to be the 7000th commenter πŸ™‚ I’ll email you all my info… just don’t go stalking me!

  25. Jeff says:

    I folded with one of the Thomas Edison guesses. But I’m glad I’m out now cause I can’t take that kiND OF PRESSURE! Now I get to just sit back and enjoy – ahhh.

  26. Brent says:

    Nicole’s a cheater! πŸ™‚

  27. Jill says:

    You crack me up. How have I never stumbled upon you before? Bad Jill.

  28. Nicole says:

    I absolutely deny any allegations that I am a cheater!

  29. Belinda says:

    I don’t know who you are yet, but I knew that your approach to this thing would be 100% creative, and that you’d pull it right out of your a—–um HAT, at the last minute.

    I’m posting mine on the spur of the moment, too, thinking up entries on the fly…I’ve already been correctly guessed by 4 people, all women, interestingly enough (whassup, fellas?), and even the wrong guesses that have been hazarded have been on the right track.

  30. Wejn says:

    Melina: yeah, I spell it (about) the same you would spell “Wayne”.

    Dave2: I’m quite surprised … where did you learn Czech pronounciation? πŸ˜‰

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