Hypocrisy and Hypotheses...an acute angle in an obtuse world


Irrational Noise


Halloween 2003
The Retreat At Lake Blackshear
Gallery @ IrrationalNoise.com
Windows XP Logons


October 2003 >
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

As Béarla led thoil?

"May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you."

Lonely Planet Ireland

Recent Entries

Carnival Time at H Squared

Great Expectations... No More

Sunday Selection

A Bird in the Hand...

Go Away for a Few Days and...

Taking Time for the Holidays..Be Back Soon

Setting the World to Rights - Carnival Style

Sunday Subtlest

Your Two Cents

Kiril: Hmmm... the sequel Ok, maybe my computer had a headache or something the other day. :-) But the view of the main page is great today. Love the white letters on the ...
Jan 02, 04 | 1:36 am

David Melle: Good work, thanks for hosting the Carnival this week and happy New Year! ...
Dec 31, 03 | 4:34 pm

Kiril: Hmmm.... Luckily for me I hit the permalink or else I would never have realized how GREAT a job you did on this edition of Carnival. :-) On your main page it's ...
Dec 31, 03 | 2:44 pm

Dave: Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting CotV this week! I wanted to point out that some of the links are a little messed up (or my browser has screwed them up, which is ...
Dec 31, 03 | 11:08 am

The Commissar: Merry Christmas! ...
Dec 25, 03 | 9:23 pm

Irrational News

Santa Claus to Shut Down North Pole Operations
Responding to an ever-tougher toy market and the expected summer melt of the North Pole by 2033, Santa Claus has ...

Having a Gas in Okefenokee Swamp
Strange things happen in the 700 miles of mostly wet wilderness that comprise the Okefenokee Swamp.

Locals here cheerfully trade ...

Dean Wants to Be Candidate of Toothless, Inbred Yokels
ATLANTA (DPI) - Presidential candidate Howard Dean angered Democrats by calling for the party to stop ignoring, in his words, ...

2004 Presidency to be Decided on "Survivor"
Washington, D.C. - In a move that turned the political world upside-down, Congress announced today that instead of having a ...

Refunds and Apologies for Matrix Revolutions
Warner Bros has taken the unusual


December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003

Archive Summary

View by Date


Syndicate this Site

Blogs of Interest

and into the hills...
Arita's Abode
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Dae's Demesne
Days Limit
Dowbrigade Weblog
Eau Salée Lunaire
Electric Bugaloo
Geek Blog
Ginger Peachy Weblog
goh figure!
Idle Days
Irrational Noise
Jake Rinard for President
Last Day of My Life
Lockergnome RSS Resource
Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon
Mindless Drivel
more inhuman than human
My Life As A Fischer
My Single Mom Life
My So-Called Strife
Orange Dungarees
Pickle Juice
Pirates! Man Your Women!
Raising Hell
Right We Are
Shades of Blue
Shanghai Expat
Silent Lucidity
Silflay Hraka
Site Update Log
Southern Fried Mind
the Mayor speaks
The Peoria Pundit
The Politburo Diktat
The Shifted Librarian
Thoughts, Images, and Unlearning
Very Large Computing Array
Powered by

Blogroll Me!

Live Comment Preview Script by

Listed on Blogwise

Alex/Male/36-40. Lives in United States/Georgia/Oglethorpe, speaks English. I am what my mother calls unique. I am also modest. My interests are Reading/Blogging.
This is my blogchalk:
United States, Georgia, English, Alex Dunn, Male, 36-40, Reading, Outdoors.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

B1 d++ t+ k+ s u f i o+ x+ e- l c++

Hosted By iPowerWeb.com


Sniff,Sniff... ShareBlogs is Dead

I did it. I killed it. I didn't mean to. All I wanted to do was have a little fun, but I always carry it too far. Greed and power are cruel mistresses. Joe's ideals were pure. Mine, profit-driven. Initially, I saw the community for what it should have been, before the evil twins took hold of my psyche, and I decided to try and make it what it could be...mmmuuuaaahhahahhaa. Only upon the discovery of my fiendish plot was the site taken down, hopefully to one day be reborn in its intended glory...uncorrupted by these vile hands... I plan to leave the links to my ShareBlog expatriates, in memory of what could have been...

Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
--Jules Feiffer

Posted by: on Oct 02, 2003 - 10:01 am | Profile


Alex, a glib explanation in your post. Blogshares is just a game. Shareblogs was much more than that to me, and I am deeply offended at your cavalier attitude.

Posted by: deb on Oct 02, 03 | 11:27 am

I was shocked that ShareBlogs was shut down. What was it that you actually did to cause Joe to become so disillusioned?

Posted by: Anthony on Oct 02, 03 | 6:50 pm

You said it Alex! You "decided to try and make it what it could be" while most of us were very happy with what it was. You brought bad vibes and controversy to the table and talk like that was some sort of accomplishment. Your sarcasm (sniff, sniff) isn't as funny as you think it is and you really fooled me...

Posted by: jenett on Oct 02, 03 | 6:50 pm

I don't really know what happened but one of my comments apparently played a role in triggering the shutdown. I'm sorry though I'm not quite sure what for.


Posted by: aslam on Oct 02, 03 | 10:46 pm

This is the only place that carries an explanation of what happened to ShareBlogs. I really don't know what was going on and remain so - clueless, but I'm pretty disappointed that ShareBlogs is now no more because it was a fantastic idea and it helped me discover new blogs. Anyway, best of luck to all that played the game.

Posted by: ID on Oct 03, 03 | 3:18 am

Shareblogs.com was awesome and it made me like blogshares.com again. While jenett and I disagreed on somethings, he had an awesome idea.
Need to run now.

Posted by: Jake on Oct 03, 03 | 4:57 pm

From Joe's Website:

It was magic, if only briefly...
People keep asking why I decided to close ShareBlogs. Though I'd prefer to not get into it, I need to put it behind me, so here's your explanation.

Within 6 weeks, the site attracted almost 70 players. 90% seemed to be enjoying it. The other 10% either blatantly abused it, attempted to change it into something considerably different, or assumed that it was some kind of open forum site where participants have some inherent right to decide the site's policies by consensus. They did not accept it as is and should have gone somewhere else, because for me and many of those who were enjoying it, they killed the magic. It was my site and a handful of people managed to kill the inspiration that built it by turning the fun of maintaining it into more work than it could possibly be worth to me. What further explanation could you need?

I don't care to wallow in the painful details. I just want the 90% who accepted and enjoyed it for what it was to know how sorry I am for letting them down...

Posted by: Arvind on Oct 05, 03 | 11:11 am

Great, another great non-explanation. ShareBlogs was really a great idea and I thank Joe for that, but I still don't understand why he reacted so suddenly and without explanation to whatever it was that happened.

I asked Joe for an explanation and I got a rude reply, which says to me that he was personally offended by something, because he normally is a very friendly guy, as seen on ShareBlogs, etc.

I don't get it.

Posted by: Anthony on Oct 10, 03 | 12:41 am

All I know is that James from http://www.whatisthis.com/ made it awesome and fun for us all! He made it really tick as all who participated know very well.

Thank you James.

Posted by: Jake on Oct 10, 03 | 2:36 am

Live Preview:

Show email   Remember me

Notify me when someone replies to this post?

Hosted By iPowerWeb.com

© 2003 Irrational Noise.com