Friday, June 20, 2008

Why did I do it!

Well it wasn't because it sounded like Zardoz. I suspect it's because I have a quizzical ego. My friends at Garlik of Data Patrol fame, offered me a view of my status on the web... yesterday I joined the QDOS beta and found that approximately 2/3rds of the other joiners have a lesser web presence than I do and 1/3 greater. Then it struck me. Statistically this is only going to tell me anything about the web kudos of people with quizzical egos. Those of a more confident nature who already know they are the best won't bother joining and those who are absolutely convinced that they are the bottom of the heap won't even consider trying to pretend that there just might be someone out there with a lesser web presence.

So dear reader depending on what sort of web ego you have, you or may not choose to join this sorry mid band of quizzical egotists who wanted to know!!!!

Now the question is, will I publish the statistically irrelevant result on my Blog.... well I tried!!!

One day I will be competent enough to deserve to be in the top web decile, but by then I won't need the ego stroking that QDOS might give me!! Sigh!!! It's all so confusing!!

PS (Well it isn't really a "post" script more an aside but I don't know the latin for that. It will be something starting with "Se-"
Lets plump for segway... not right but I am bored with this train of thought!)

On the subject of Web Publishing of Supposedly Embargoed Data, it is my contention that data shared with no sign of a classification, will always be subject to the possibility of transparency, ie publication. That is not to say I have not been wracked by a very weird mixture of crippling guilt and side splitting mirth at they very thought of a certain "frater" finding out about the Caerbonnagic event on my blog. Either way it hurts!!! Where the happy couple to have deigned to arrive at Chez Moi while I was present I suspect I may have attempted a stumbling apology!

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