Since I can't think of anything to write about, I guess I'll spout off about FEEDJIT.
FEEDJIT, among other things, provides a list of where the people who access "A Valdese Blog" come from. I just thought it would be cool to look at and wonder about. I've had it on the blog for a long time now.
FEEDJIT also captures my computer location, when I log on.
So far, my computer has physically been in the same place nigh on 2 years now, but FEEDJIT has had me in towns all over North Carolina. FEEDJIT at one time or another has said I'm located in Cary, Rockport, some place in the mountains, some place near the beach, and a couple of other places I can't remember. Currently it says I'm located in Smithfield, but I don't really know where that is. At least it's kept me in North Carolina, usually within 200-300 miles of my real location, so on a planetary basis it's pretty close, more than good enough for government work, I suppose.
I know I have the option of changing my location, and once I changed it to Valdese, but FEEDJIT changed it right back to something else as soon as I logged out. This has to do with cookies and such, I'm sure.
We have DSL, so I figure it's the phone company's fault.
Anyway, I've come to the sad realization that I don't really know where anybody who reads A Valdese Blog is located. Not that it matters.
I no longer accept FEEDJIT as an accurate reflection of any kind of reality.
It's just an illusion. Just words. Cyber hallucinations. Just monkeys throwing darts at a map. Just a cat stalking an imaginary butterfly. It's like a cool breeze that never quite lives up to it's potential. It's like an unsigned birthday card.