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Thursday, October 27, 2005
In Focus

Because everyone else is doing it:

My blog is worth $890,844.12.
How much is your blog worth?

My blog really isn’t worth nearly that, even by whatever method was used to come up with the value. Sadly, as far as links back to the actual blog, it’d be worth far less than that. Tehcnorati counts every link to my terror alert page as a link to my blog, though, which pumps up my value nicely.

Here’s a little reminder that the third weekly WWDN Tourney, this one called the Up4Poker Invitational, is tomorrow at 9 PM EST (6 PM in California! I can play from home!). It’s a $10+1 at PokerStars. Don’t forget to sign up and play! These tournaments, and the Blogger Championship on Sunday have pretty much been the only poker I’ve been able to play lately. I still need to get a new desk and set up my computers again so I can get back into it.

Last week, I cracked and bought a $700 item from Woot. It’s something I’d been planning to get eventually, just not quite so soon. Well, my InFocus ScreenPlay 4805 showed up yesterday, with Fedex nicely redelivering a second time when I called them after they tried to deliver while I was at work the first time. It came a 76″ 16:9 screen, and the 10 disc Matrix DVD collector’s set (eBay, here I come!) Sadly, it also came with a wimpy 6 foot s-video cable. I was able to connect two composite video cables I had together and get the thing working (it’s awesome!), but composite doesn’t compare to s-video or component. I spent a little more than I had to on some longer cables, because I think these look pretty cool, and I do want to run both s-video and component to the projector. I’m not one of those people who thinks Monster cables are better because they’re more expensive, though. I also got myself a ceiling mount for it. I can’t wait until it’s all set up. I don’t know if I’m going to mount the screen; it looks pretty damn good on my wall. Very pleased with my purchase.

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Comment by Grinder
2005-10-28 09:17:16


Comment by StudioGlyphic
2005-10-28 09:43:30


My ex-roommate bought a CRT projector from someone on ebay… That fucker’s huge and noisy.

I think he went with a CRT because of the maintenance cost associated with other kinds of projectors, but I think the size alone would make me consider going another route.

Comment by valuecall
2005-11-01 12:50:11

First time I saw this “how much is your blog worth,” I found it pretty interesting. But then I plugged some political sites I frequent and saw CRAZY NUMBERS (like in the millions), so a little of the fun wore off.

FYI, the list of banned words above this posting window is hilarious. You should install Google Adsense and see what ads pop up when this page is loaded.

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