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Stumbling through //engtech at random (or any wordpress.com blog)

Posted in Asides, Technology, WordPress.com Tips by engtech on April 24, 2007

Click here to view a random post from //engtech.

Thanks to Matt and the suggestion from TechCrunch it is now possible to surf through any wordpress.com blog at random.

If you look at my sidebar there is a new link called “Random Post“. Keep clicking it to go to any other post I’ve written at random. You might be surprised at what you find!

All wordpress.com bloggers can do the same thing for their blog by adding “?random” to the URL of their main site.

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  1. timethief said, on April 24, 2007 at 12:50 am

    That’s really cool. Thank you. :)

  2. engtech said, on April 24, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Oh hey, they also just added icons to Sandbox. I’ll have to update my CSS.

    There’s also rumours that there’ll be an update that separates tags and categories sometime in the next couple of months. Looking forward to that one.

  3. EclecticGeek said, on April 24, 2007 at 2:57 am

    This is a fun blog addition. Thanks for always keeping us updated. :D

  4. TheShortFatKid said, on April 24, 2007 at 6:10 am

    Awesome, thanks for the tip!

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  6. Mr Angry said, on April 24, 2007 at 6:36 am

    That is an awesome idea – I’ll have to try it out.

  7. Lonely Leaf said, on April 24, 2007 at 7:02 am

    so cool, a nice suprise

  8. skeet said, on April 24, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Aloha! I’ve been added to Garry Conn’s Technorati favorites list. Hope you’ve been able to keep up with adding the updates. I see you haven’t gotten to me yet. You can do it here:

    http://technorati.com/faves/?add=http://skeetsstuff.skeeterbess.com/

    I’ve added you. Mahalo for returning the favor!

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  10. raincoaster said, on April 24, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Oh god, you mean I’ll have to bother learning the difference between tags and categories now? Bloody hell, as if I don’t have enough to do.

  11. Matt said, on April 24, 2007 at 11:56 am

    How on earth did you find this?

  12. that girl again said, on April 24, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    they also just added icons to Sandbox. I’ll have to update my CSS

    And here I was re-uploading half my stylesheets only yesterday because they somehow managed to delete the originals. Sigh.

    The introduction of genuine tags (as opposed to categories that sometimes behave like tags) wouldn’t surprise me, as it’s pencilled in for 2.3 and they’ll be wanting to test it. (I know it was originally pencilled in for 2.2, but I don’t think anyone was taking that very seriously. In the end Matt just threw in some half-assed code at the end of the development schedule, everyone shouted NO!, and they decided to wait for the next release and do it properly.)

    I like the ?random thing. Reminds me of diaryland.

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  14. Webomatica said, on April 26, 2007 at 1:42 am

    Pretty cool! That definitely adds a bit of a fun, game element to checking out a blog.

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