"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Just a quick heads up here.
Gravatar.com is now being used on most blog commenting systems (other than Blogger, unfortunately, but they are working on it.) If you are not familiar with this concept, I think you'll like it.
Gravatar stands for "Globally Recognized Avatar." In plain English, that means they can serve up a small picture of your choice next to your blog comments, no matter which blog they are on, as long as that commenting system supposts Gravatars.
For example, the Haloscan system in use here already has the support built in. As soon as my own image is approved, it should start showing up next to my comments. Also, if your blog uses Haloscan, it will show up on my comments there as well.
Gravatars are also rated using the NCAA rating system, and the ratings are assigned manually by Gravatar staff. Therefore, if you only want G rated stuff on your site, that's all you'll get.
Blog systems like Moveable Type and Wordpad, etc., have even more control of the Gravatars than Haloscan does. If you are using one of them and you like fiddling around under the hood, you'll love this.
So, check 'em out, send in a pic, and paste your mug on those comments, people!