One blog I subscribe to and don’t dare delete until I’ve allowed the several minutes it takes to download the images on this dialup is There, I fixed it – Close Enough – Redneck Repairs .
The folks who run it are insufferably smug, downtalking, and annoying smarty-pantses. But they evidently have a cadre of followers scouting the planet for good ideas, which they post as ‘fails’, or bad, or quaintly bad taste compared to the tastes of the higher-minded posters and readers there.
So several times every day I open an email of the latest good ideas they’ve posted, allow them time to load and study them carefully. Ignoring the source. And every few posts another lightbulb goes off in my head as a result. Someone, somewhere had a problem similar to one I share, and figured out a way to solve it in a way I might also solve mine.
I suppose the people running the place are just out after hit-counts and making as much money as they can any way they can, and the downtalking smugness, they’ve found in their statistics, appeals to more people than the alternative approaches.
But whatever the reasons, I’m grateful they do what they do, and I sincerely hope they continue doing it.