In a few days tingilinde will be a decade old. This marks the 12,000th post - something that seems better to mark than the ten year point.
It started out as an extension of the crandall surf report 2.0, which was an extension of the csr 1.0, which - in turn - was an extension of a mailing list that started a few months after the Mosaic browser was released. The notion was just a few words and perhaps a link about whatever seemed interesting. Probably half of the links come from friends and it formed something of a middenheap or perhaps an odd diary.
To date tingilinde has cost a bit over $1,000 in hosting and bandwidth costs (it is a bit over 17M page visits to date) and generates zero income although there have been a few books and music reviews where I note they have given me a book or piece of music to review. (If anyone wants to give me a Mac Pro after they are released at the end of the year, I'll be more than happy to review it ... the same goes for nice camera kit. A Sony RX1 would make for an interesting review:-)
We're getting ready for the multi-storm event with Hurricane Sandy as the star performer. This area of NJ is notorious for storm related electric power issues and our utility has issued a warning that we should prepare to be without power for at least one to two weeks. If we lose power I won't be blogging, so in case you see the posts stop...
At about 6:30AM the local weather station a few miles from here is showing winds at 28 mph gusting to 44.
(image from the NASA Suomi NPP saatellite at 02:42 EDT Sunday morning. You can clearly make out sities in the Southeast and the cloudtops are nicely illuminated by an almost full moon)
Typepad - the folks that host tingilinde - have offered a one year free blog subscription that I can give away. If you want it, send me a note telling me why you want to blog and I'll send it to whoever makes a compelling case.
Send your note by October 1 - use the email me link on the upper right side of the page.