BlogShares and Toasters

I didn’t have much work to do over the weekend besides some web design so I finally signed up for BlogShares. For those of you not familiar with BlogShares, it is a fantasy stocks website that enables each member to buy and sell stocks in various weblogs. I wanted to include this blog in their list of stocks, but unfortunately their code only works with XML and SOAP formats, whereas my blog is MySQL. I’ve only been trading for less than twelve hours, but I’ve already nearly doubled my net worth! I only wish my portfolio was real.

I also found an amusing photo from IBM;s Archives on Jase Wells‘ blog which I’ve been reading for some time now. I didn’t realize that toasters were a component for personal computing in the 1980s.