February 27, 2005
2005 marks the 20th anniversary of the the Joke du Jour, known in earlier days as the Joke of the day (JOD) and - originally - as Every Good Boy Deserves Humor (EGBDH).
When JDJ began, proprietary e-mail systems ruled the earth and private networks all over the world echoed with their horrifying roars whenever they met. But now all the VMSmail headers have become petrified and it's time for a reload.
Taking Dave Haxton's suggestion, a blog seems like a good way to teach this old JDJ dog a new trick or two.
The first goal of this exercise is to distribute by syndication, so we can drop the e-mail distribution list. There won't be any sudden changes; I'll keep sending e-mail notifications (unless you tell me to stop).
So start looking around for a news aggregator that you like (maybe the one that comes built into Opera?) An aggregator will let you get the updates to the JDJ blog without the clutter in your e-mail inbox.
Posted by joke du jour at February 27, 2005 09:25 PM
Welcome to the blogging universe! Seems hard to believe that it's been 15 years that I've been reading your (mostly) daily missives - and very few things over the past decade and a half have given me half as many laughs, guffaws, giggles, chortles and "doh!" slaps...
Resistance is futile: you have been added to my blogroll, and will be aggregated!
Posted by: Dave H. at February 28, 2005 09:45 PM