MODEST REQUESTS….As long as I’m being cranky this morning, I have a couple of modest requests for the blogosphere at large.

First, please check your links when you publish your posts. That is, load up your blog and actually click on the links in your post to make sure they work. It only takes a few seconds.

Second, links to the New York Times disappear behind their archive wall within 14 days unless you use the magic formula. I posted about this a few months ago, but unfortunately the magic formula was kind of clumsy and tedious to use. But it turns out there’s actually a really easy way to generate permanent New York Times links:

  1. Right click on the link below and add it to your Favorites:


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