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Links to me

Every now and then I like to check Technorati to see if anyone’s linking to me. Usually I’m disappointed.

Today, though, I discovered that I’m in Japundit‘s blogroll! O_O!!! That is so cool!

From there, I thought I’d just google for “pixelscribbles” and see what happened, and I came up with the following:

NetNewsWire Lite 2.0b37 Change Notes

NetNewsWire no longer refuses to parse Atom feeds with Shift_JIS encoding. (It used to be that Shift-JIS reliably made the XML parser crash, but it doesn’t appear to be the case any more.) For instance, the following feed now works: http://pixelscribbles.com/journal/rss/atom.xml

Wow, I didn’t know that Shift_JIS caused a problem in Atom with NetNewsWire. Though I guess it doesn’t anymore! And I’ve apparently been linked by them since April. Dude!

Also, I seem to be listed by blogdirectory.com and everyfeed.com…whatever those are. In addition, I come up in these weird results of searches on Jennifer Wilbanks ;P

That’s pretty much it for links to me, other than people in my blogroll and the occasional trackback from where I’ve linked to someone else. And really, that’s what I expect–it’s not like I’m writing anything gripping here.

And that is why I’m so psyched to be linked from Japundit!

To tell you the truth, I’ve been thinking about trying to be a contributor over there. I don’t know if I’m really qualified, as I haven’t lived in Japan, but I do spend a lot of time thinking about Japan, don’t I? And if they linked to me…maybe that means they think I say stuff that’s worth saying about Japan.

So…we’ll see.