Backwards Blogs

Why has the convention of live-blogging events developed such that the last item is always placed at the top? Do they really expect that readers are going to be reading them in real time, and hitting refresh over and over again? If so, why would posting in order not work just as well, since hitting a soft refresh won’t reload the whole page, just the changed part?

I find it extremely annoying reading these things in reverse and think the whole convention should be completely abandoned.

RSS or Atom?

Well, I’ve just started using an RSS site ( to track various blogs I’m reading, and think it’s great. I assumed that Bloglines understood only RSS, and had been reading up on the RSS wars (which I won’t go into detail about here). I use Blogger for this blog, and Blogger has decided to support Atom instead of RSS. You don’t need to know the details, but I was not too happy about this, as RSS is much more widespread. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to follow even my own blog. Turns out I was wrong — Bloglines supports both Atom and RSS. So, I don’t care. I really don’t care. My Atom feed is here: [obsolete: up-to-date link is].