There’s a lot of great comments that present themselves from readers on this site. Allegedly in the innanet industry this is what the marketing types call user-generated content or some such. Whatever, but it shows what highly intelligent people you all are.
My old school mate KTK remarks that obscure names are an advantage for being found in Google (and I suppose being able to obtain your own name.com like I have). The Age this week noted a private investigator who advises the opposite: “Change your name to something generic” if you don’t want to be found.
Susze comments on people who work in shops saying “You right there?” When I worked in a shop, I’d vary between “Can I help you?” and “Are you right there?” to stave off boredom from saying the same thing repeatedly, and depending on how much I felt like serving the person (including whether or not they looked like they knew what they were doing, finding what they wanted).
Philip was one of those who commented on a better way to strike matches to avoid them breaking: pushing the head along the box. I’ve been doing this now, and it seems to work in most cases. I previously held the match at almost a 90 degree angle to the box.
If you’re wondering the posts that have attracted the most comments are: April Fools’ Day 2004, When I bought the house, the rapidfire quizzical What kind of person are you? and The bathtub of mystery. (If you run WordPress, here’s how to see this for your blog.)