Fifteen minutes to midnight

That’s the time this post started, thought it might be worth explaining two things.


I’m revamping them the day after Valentine’s Day, have already been to every site and have a fair idea. There’s been little response to the sidebar linked post so I assume no one except DR and FoS are interested or else you’re happy with them as is.

I plan to run Scriblerus in column one, then two columns of a reduced list, then an honour roll and the fifth will be the reference sites.

Many on the honour and dear departed rolls will have to go, as those sites have ceased.

My criterion for inclusion is going to very loosely be interaction with N.O. Some of those commenting here do not have me in their sidebars, neither N.O. nor OoL but those who have, even if they don’t comment here, will be in there. All of those will be on the rolls if they’re basically, give or take, non-hostile.

The only ones who won’t are those where I’m neither on their roll, nor do they comment nor anything very much, nor are we onside in our views. There are just a few of these.

Some links are just outdated.

The ‘good people’ post

It was on a hiding to nothing, that last post, yet it’s a fair topic to tackle, broadened to good men and good women – what constitutes that.

Aim is to include two contributions, one from a man, one from a woman, currently in draft, then a fair amount of my own research.

Date will be Tuesday’s, too many things before then, tomorrow is busy all day from quite early, Monday is light blogging – hospital.

I’ve also had some correspondence on related matters but at the risk of being rude, there’s little point replying or touching on it until Tuesday because I need to put that post up first, then reply to the altered stance, nor can I do justice in a reply until then.

Plus it’s wise to have some reflecting time, there’ve been three issues alone this evening.

You’ll see when it goes up. Very interesting topic. Many implications.

3 comments for “Fifteen minutes to midnight

  1. Distant Relative
    February 10, 2019 at 09:28

    Re the “dear departed” blogs. Have you run their links through the wayback machine? I’ve just put through, for example, and it appears to have been saved – don’t know if it is all saved or just some but someone may find the info useful so I wonder if it is worth keeping the links to the dear departed that way?*/

    • February 10, 2019 at 10:16

      Doesn’t give his site, just a calendar with how many times someone looked for him.

      • Distant Relative
        February 10, 2019 at 11:18

        Not “how many times someone looked for him”. Clicking on the dates of the calendar brings up the site as it was on that particular date. The dates also indicate how many times the site was saved (“crawled” by the wayback machine) on those dates.

        What’s the significance of the Archive’s collections?

        Societies have always placed importance on preserving their culture and heritage. But much early 20th-century media — television and radio, for example — was not saved. The Library of Alexandria — an ancient center of learning containing a copy of every book in the world — disappeared when it was burned to the ground.

        Here’s the calendar of NO – check yourself out. 🙂*/

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