Live traffic feed at blogs

Unaccustomed Earth is a blog written by a youngster (by my standards!).

Recently, when I visited the blog, I noticed that the Right Hand Column shows the locations of the latest visitors of the blog. I have noticed this at some other blogs too.

While it sounds like a good idea, I find it a bit distracting or, perhaps, obtrusive. It seems like part of my identity is being showcased publicly, at least to and by the owner of the blog. If a visitor is from a  place like Delhi or New York, there could be some solace, since there are many people from these areas that visit that blog. But, I am sure there are not many visiting from “Moline, IL”.

I know that this information can be easily had from the backend of the blogging platform. But, displaying such details (location, last arrived) of each blogger feels, for some reason, odd. It is worse if someone wants to respond to a blog anonymously.


Omkara and movie-watching!

I do not remember a time when a movie that Rashmi has liked is not a good movie.
I have not yet seen Omkara. However, Rashmi has seen it and she says “Go for it.” So, this is another movie that I MUST watch now.

For a movie freak like me, the list of movies to watch is becoming longer and longer. I have not seen a movie for at least 2 weeks now!

I remember the days when my roommate Ashish Dasgupta and I watched exactly 40 movies in 10 days in the winter vacation of 2000. Then there were times we used to drive to Arbys at 2:00 am in the morning. Ashish would get some burger, I would just get curly fries. Then we would come home watch a movie… Then, either fall asleep or go back to school for a class or something!

Now, I don’t remember the last time I saw 2:00 am!

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