Sheep Guarding Llama 2

Scott's new blog dedicated to, well, blogging! And all things SGL.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Scott Reads Bible Going Strong

My really cool Bible reading podcast is doing really well. I think that the reading quality is improving and the selection of versions is really cool and the best part is that I have managed to not miss a single day yet. That hasn't been easy. Only made it by less than an hour tonight.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Why I Don't Trust Doctors

I have been too busy to keep up on SGL over the weekend so I am posting this link about medical autrocities in the UK. I am sure that the same things happen here in the US but we weren't the first to get it on the front page of the Times. Maybe this will help more people to realize the reality of what they are doing. But it doesn't seem likely that anyone doesn't understand the medical facts by this point.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Tofurkey Day!

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Or maybe that should be, Happy Faux Turkey Day! Hmmm...

Either way, I hope that everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

Today was the ninth annual Sonic Brass Thanksgiving Dinner at Nick Tahou's in Rochester, New York. I can't believe that we have been going there since 1997! Nate, Joe and I have been there every single year. Simpson was back this year!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Technorati Breaking Down

I was listening to IT Conversations' coverage of the Blog Her conference recently and heard some statements about Technorati's inability to maintain accurate information and that their claims of crawling all updated pages in seven minutes to be wildly exaggerated because people were seeing their own posts not crawled for up to a week if ever. So I decided to look into it. I have been watching my own blogs on Technorati and have begun to notice that even after several days or possibly several weeks of having my one blog tagged as "podcast" and "sheep", Technorati still reported that there were no blogs at all with those tags. I also noticed that many of my blogs report no links from anywhere even though I know that I link to myself, obviously, to and from every blog that I have. Not only that but I have seen my primary blog lose many of its links mysteriously.

In the end, it looks as though the Blog Her conference hit the nail on the head. Technorati is failing to live up to their mission and someone else is likely to step into that space and do a much better job very quickly. We should keep our eyes on Blogdigger, Day Pop, Bloogz or the very obvious Google Blogs. Google was the only one to return rapid results or to catch SGL even though we are a highly read blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mistake on Web Site Link

On the last posting I had a mistake and the actual link should have been I went back and I fixed the link and now you have it again here as well. Sorry.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Announcing "Scott Reads Bible" Podcast

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SGL Media is announcing a new podcast with me, Scott Alan Miller, reading the Bible one chapter at a time at Scott Reads Bible. I think that this is really cool and hope to find a lot of people checking it out.

Image Comment Verification

I have been getting a ton of BLAM comments on this blog and so I have enabled image verification for comments in the hope that this might stop the bots from being able to comment inappropriately on the site. If this doesn't work I am going to have to restrict the comments to registered listeners only.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Broken Cell Calls from Ithaca

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Scott in Batavia after Microsoft Launch Event

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Audioblogger Working.... For Now

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Just a quick post to test Audioblogger. It would appear to be working again. For the time being that is.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Home Again, Home Again...

Well we have made it back home to New York. There were a few glitches along the way but everything went smoothly enough to call the trip back a success. We are so glad to be back home with our pets and our own bed.

Dominica has to work tonight but it is her final night at the hotel. Audioblogger is running but not functioning correctly tonight. Updates might be able to start again tomorrow.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Still No Audioblogger

We are very sad to report that another day has passed and Audioblogger is still down. At least we got Internet access at 10:30 PM and managed to get everything that we had ready to go posted so that you guys can get a few updates before we return tomorrow.

New photos, blogs, podcasts and vlogs posted.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Audioblogger is working again...

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Scott does a quick test post to let everyone on the audio only channels that Audioblogger is working again and to be looking for great new news and content tomorrow coming for the first time from Dominica's cell instead of Scott's.

SGL2 Celebrates 100 Shows but No Audio...

This is officially SGL2's 100th posting. Whoo-hoo. Not that we are coming close to SGL's 1000+ postings but it is a start anyway.

The bad news today is that is down indefinitely for maintenance. They might be back up tomorrow but they were down all day today and only got a service message put onto their line after almost twenty-four hours of being down. So they could easily be down for the rest of our vacation so don't be surprised if there are no further SGL 2 podcasts for a little while.

Also, my cell phone was smashed by the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride this morning and may not be long for this world. At the moment it is still hanging on but the front display is open to the elements and can't last very long. I am hoping to be able to get a new phone quickly but it might be a pretty significant hassle considering the fact that we are in Florida right now.

Phone Died

Well, only two on site updates today before the battery died on the cell. More updates coming tomorrow.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

In the Animal Kingdom at Tusker House

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Scott and Dominica go to Disney's Animal Kingdom and have lunch at the Tusker House.

Thursday Morning

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Scott and Dominica are preparing to head for Disney-MGM Studios. Our posts seem to be working again but we did lost those three during the day.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Lost Posts

Well this is incredibly unfortunate but all of the updates that I did today were lost! On top of all of our other issues today the two or three audio posts that I did from within the park never posted. The very last two that I did just before leaving came through fine but there were some done before that and we are very sad that they didn't make it. Sorry guys... we are trying.

Podomatic is also down again tonight so we haven't been able to post that SGL Podcast yet even though we are online. Also we are not online totally, our connection is still going up and down but appears to be up more than it is down. Still $10/day however.

New High for SGL 2

Thanks everyone for checking in the last few days. On Monday, October 31st, SGL2 hit its all time high subscription rating. Whoo-hoo. We should have another special milestone tomorrow but I will wait to tell you what that is.

Internet access appears to be rock solid now. (Fingers crossed...) So look for regular updates on all of the channels now.

End of Day Wednesday from Epcot

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Scott and Min wrap up their third day in the park. Scott posts from Future World while Dominica is shopping.

Wrapping up Wednesday

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Scott gives a wrap up to the last half of the day leading up to the Character Dinner at the Garden Grill which he talks about in the following post.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

End of Day Tuesday from the Hotel

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We are back in our hotel and are planning on sleeping in...

Tuesday Evening End of Day Wrap Up

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Scott and Dominica are waiting for their bus...

It is raining in France.... time for pastries.

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In an attempt to escape the rain Scott and Dominica have taken to a French cafe to keep warm.

Tuesday Afternoon in Adventureland

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It is raining and we are just wrapping up our day in the Magic Kingdom and are ready to head to Epcot.

Liberty Square Update on the Ultimate Disney Day

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It is after lunch and Scott gives an update from beautiful Liberty Square. Catch up on all of the morning's happenings.

Tuesday.... getting ready to head off.

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Scott is in the hotel room getting ready and gives a quick post to get the morning moving.