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Today is a day spent at Super Happy Dev House 12. I'm working on Project Decloakment™, which involves building a high profile website and ATTACH MY NAME TO IT. Details of PD™ later, as it's important to what's going on in my life right now, but not until I've laid the groundwork.

Now, about that high profile website.

Basically, I'm building out myCrap, so that I can use it to get rid of my crap. It'll work as both a TAKE my crap freecycle-done-right site and a BORROW my crap (so that I can track who has my Saving Private Ryan DVD or my Firefly DVDs) weblend site.

When the web server I'm working didn't update correctly on a Drupal update, I went to check the error log on the server. Near the bottom of the access log, which I looked at before I looked at the error log, was a blog feed read from rojo. In the feed, they reference my blog's RSS feed on their systems (I'm not really sure how I feel about my content displayed on other sites, but I did put a CC license on the site, so as long as the copy is Non-Commercial and attributed to me... hey, wait a second...), so I wandered over to the link to see what they had for me.

I found my blog's RSS there. It didn't display to me who is the single (ONE!) reader I have out there using rojo, but I hope I'm not too annoying to you, whoever you are!

As I'm wont to do, I started poking around with the site's URL. What did they use for their URL scheme? What if I subtract one number from the identifier for my blog's feed? Will I get another feed, or is the last number a checksum value of the other numbers? Eh, subtract one and look.

I ended up at Jamie Nuwer's LiveJournal blog. Jamie Nuwer? That name sounded familiar... How do I know that name? Reading further into her blog, I realized I know her name because she plays ultimate: women's ultimate in the Bay Area, on Skyline.

What are the chances that feeds for two Bay Area ultimate players are one apart? Now I'm really interested in who added me to their rojo list. Most likely an ultimate player, methinks.

BTW, I update more often than Jamie does. Yay, me!

Update: More poking around and the discover of Liz Gannes' Furl feed leads me to believe my reader from rojo is Mike N, Raphael or Liz herself. Cool! Hi, Liz, Mike or Raph!