There’s a major flaw in blogging. Scripts don’t acount for pissed [US: not angry, inebriated] users. Having just drunk a bottle of wine I decided to post a comment on Chris Anderson’s Long Tail blog about the decline of radio [excellent post by the way]. I thought I’d been eloquent and to-the-point. On reflection it it was an obvious point worth a footnote laboured to the length of a book and I signed off as Bames Boardwell. Bames. No way to rectify that. Had it been a letter I would have spent more time proofing it. Posting is just too easy.
As feature creep comes in to blog scripts you think they’d think of catering for the booze factor [it is after all a popular drug] by adding a function that says "has one had a drink, Sir?". On answering "possibly", your action is saved as a draft and you’re emailed 12 hours later with a prompt to save your comment / post to live, by which time you’ve sobered up to realise the enormity of your gaffe and you recoil in horror to the pub and the safety of a pint to ponder over the lucky escape you just had.