Following on from the vague theme of: does it matter what I look like? A couple of weeks ago, at work, Colleague M told me: “you look like the sort of person who would have a website“. Today, I had the chance to talk to M again, so I asked why I do.
“Well,” said M, “you’re a computer geek, and I assumed that all computer geeks have websites.”
“But do I look like the sort of person who does.”
“I don’t know, really.”
“I was hoping you’d say something interesting!” I said. “So I could write about it on the website!”
“Well, say that you look like a computer boffin, and all computer boffins have websites.”
We talked about the sort of things I write on the site, and, if I was more sensible, the conversation would have stopped there. However, being me, I blundered on.
“You can read it if you want. I don’t really want people here to know about it – so I can write about them – but I trust you not to tell anyone else.”
“Well, I’ll have a look,” said M, “but it sounds like it might be a bit boring.”
I wrote down the address on a scrap of paper, and M burst out laughing.
“What’s so funny about it?” I asked.
“It just is! Partly because you wouldn’t see why it’s funny!”
So, hello M, if you’re reading.
In other, geekier news, the site stats reached 10,000 page views some time today.* Woo!