She has a post about Virgina Tech where she puts forth some ideas about gun control that I would disagree with. Especially ironic she used Japan as an example when the mayor of Nagasaki was killed recently with a handgun. Doesn’t mean they don’t have don’t a lower crime rate, but is ironic.
Via a comment on Tom Kyte’s blog. He has a post about them trying to search his laptop for porn at the border and not being able to figure out the computer. In the comments one poster talks about the stupidest thing he’s seen at customs.
…the strangest thing I have seen was during the UK’s binary liquid explosive scare a security guard confiscating bottles of liquid and pouring the contents into a large container, then handing the empty bottles back.
I’m not sure about the usability, or the traffic implications, but it is at least cool enough to add for now. Feel free to let me know what you think of it. And comment if you decide to use it on your site and link back here, I’d like to see what it looks like.
Ben at Open Switch – my new favorite Christian blogger – seems to have started trend with asides. He is at least making it famous because Personified gave him credit for the idea.
Now I like the idea, because I often am surfing and find an article, page or site that is interesting enough for me to want to save and mention, but the post would be really short. I’ve decided I don’t want a lot of short posts. So what to do?
The aside idea put forth by Ben uses a special category that has the asides in it. Since I’m essentially bookmarking these tidbits around the web, I decided to just use my online bookmarks via del.icio.us. To make them blog like, I make sure I add a meaningful description to each bookmark.
So if you look at my side bar you’ll see a list of the interesting things I’ve come across on the web, with a short description. If for some strange reason you wanted to subscribe to these, all you have to is use my del.icio.us RSS feed. I’ll add a link to the template to make this more obvious.