They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I guess I should be flattered by the way that Mike Jefferson has copied my web sites. I went to junior high school with him, and he's a nice guy, but he needs to branch out a little more on his design concepts.
Take his weblog, versus my weblog. Okay, we're both using the same pre-made theme, so it'll look similar. But I specifically changed some of the fonts and colors, added my webcam, the Manila badge, and a search bar for the site. [Update: He changed his weblog to a different theme]
Everyone on the web borrows from other sources, I do it too. But if you're going to borrow, at least credit your source, or take the time to come up with some original text.
So what's my gripe? I don't know, it was just bugging me. What do y'all think, am I off-base here?
Well, yesterday's little snafu left a lot of us editthispage.com users without our weblogs for a day, much to our displeasure. Fortunately, Userland got us back up and running, by this morning. I'd like to complain, I really would, but I'm not paying anything to use this site, so I don't really think I have the right to. TANSTAAFL and you get what you pay for.
Yesterday, Buy.com had these on sale for $129.95. I bought one, and using the $10 off coupon for new customers made it even cheaper. Final price, after shipping was $127.92. I needed a new CD-RW drive for home use, my 2X drive just doesn't cut it anymore. This one had been given high marks by MaximumPC, and it has the "burn-proof" technology that is supposed to stop you from making coasters instead of CDs.