Having a blog with such an incredibly long debris trail means that there is a lot out there in the world that, although I wrote it, isn't exactly key to my current lifestyle. One of my posts that has been read by the largest audience over the years, for instance, is a guide to Scrabble strategy that I wrote back in Year One, in November 2007. Last week, along comes a comment:
Question: I have been playing Scrabble on my iPad with the computer as my opponent. Occasionally, a window comes up which says I'm playing with a beginner computer player. Is there a way to have the computer become more competitive? Thanks, NahnahNow, as much as I like to be a good host, this is a really tough question to answer. For one thing, I'm not really an iPad guy, and I've never played much Scrabble against computers in general. But even more to the point, I haven't played Scrabble for at least five years. Scrabble is so... so... aughts!! Sorry, Nahnah. If you have any Agricola questions, I'm your man.
Fluorine is a noble gas. Nobility is all fine and good, but the noble gasses are also a notoriously inert section of the periodic table. That's appropriate, perhaps, for a blog that has been a bit inert lately outside of the steady march of the Tournament. But then how many internet ventures do you know of that have lasted nine years without ever asking you for money? Probably just one!
And mind you: when I get my flow, I'm still Dr. On-the-Go. [blog inside joke so deep inside that only I will get it] Wish me joy of the tenth year, will ya?