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The Blogerati Files: ob.blog


This week in the Blogerati Files - Chris Cummer's ob.blog

Describe your blog in 10 words or less.
I engage in a multifaceted discourse covering a vast and wondrous range of topics that stimulate and excite my myriad senses. And software development too. Is that ten yet?

Why did you start your blog?
I started it as a subtle jab at everyone else who'd started a blog, hence the name: ob.blog, obligatory blog, an hommage to the old alt.hacks newsgroup in which every message needed to have an Ob Hack (obligatory hack for those who take the slow bus) at the end of it. Everyone else I knew had a blog so I got one too.

Has blogging changed you or enhanced a personality trait?
No, people still think I'm anti-social, cynical, and perhaps house- bound by law.

Do you have a favourite post from your blog?
All I wanted was a milkshake, just one milkshake

Who are your fav blogger(s)?
That which don't already exist in my blogroll:
http://thesuperficial.com
http://www.drunkenblog.com
http://dev.r.tucows.com

Best blogger hangout in TO?
The idea of purposefully hanging out with people who blog simply because they blog sounds barely one step up from hanging out with a group of dentists simply because they cause me excruciating pain for money. Perhaps that makes no sense, but you know what I mean.

Ever met a stranger who already knew you through your blog? How was that?
With only four avid readers the odds of a social collision are pretty slim. And no mom, I'm not coming home to visit for this Christmas either, enough already.

Lose any friends or muck something up because of a post?
Every Windows user I know has been angry at me at some point for the heaps of scorn I pour upon their operating system. Apparently they think that I'm heaping scorn upon them as well, perhaps through some sort of neurotic guilt-by-association complex Windows users seem to have. Of course they're also right.

What's happening in Toronto right now that the rest of us should be watching?
I do love a good power outage. Fortunately with all of us sitting here blogging about the energy crisis and the potential for a power outage we should have one soon. Watch for it.

Choose someone, living or dead, to write your biography.
Dr. Samuel Johnson.

You wake up and discover you're a flesh eating zombie. Now that you're undead, who are you gonna mange first?
Rosedale, and then High Park for the local flavour.

Anything else you'd like to tell the world?
You all think I'm serious, don't you? Yes you do.


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