Tag Brick

I went ahead and pulled the tag cloud from the right-hand column this
morning.  It worked fine for a few months
last fall,
but for several weeks now the tags have ceded their cloudiness, freezing instead on the set you see
here, many of which come from Ph.’s FR basketball schedule.  His season
ended two weeks ago. 

I returned to the Tagcloud
, saw the latest news headline from 65 days ago: "TagCloud
Continues to Grow." On an apathetic whim,
I sent in a troubleshooting note: "What the hay’s
going on with my cloud?"  But I haven’t heard anything back. 
Maybe one of these days I’ll look into a plugin that will allow me to do
something similar. 


TagCloud (beta)

TagCloud (beta)
returns keywords and phrases from a collection of RSS feeds.  I have yet to
dig very far into their methods for arriving at the set of keywords from the set
of feeds, but for a first run, it yielded a tag-set that accords fairly well
with the feed.  Just to experiment, I’ve posted a cloud in the right
sidebar; for now, it draws on the atom feed for this weblog alone. A cloud (this
one or a second one) might draw on a set of feeds from comp/rhet bloggers,
general news feeds, or any other collection worth glancing into periodically.

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