"Keep Clear" doormat idea

Keep Clear doormat idea

Keep Clear doormat idea

When I was talking to my wife on the phone today she said that we might not get any trick-or-treat’ers tonight because we don’t have any Halloween decorations up, and that in fact there’s no sign that anyone lives in our apartment because there’s no doormat, nameplate etc.

That got me thinking about what kind of doormat I would be willing to have.  There aren’t many, I guess I’m not a doormat kinda guy.

I had an interesting idea – I’ve always liked the “Keep Clear” sign on Korben Dallas’ wall in The Fifth Element, so… how about a “Keep Clear” doormat?

Keep Clear (The Fifth Element)

Keep Clear (The Fifth Element)

While I was looking for a screencap of the movie I ran into a tumblr of “keep clear” pictures and a wallpaper someone made:

Keep Clear wallpaper

Keep Clear wallpaper

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Goodbye Plurk

Plurk logo

Plurk logo

I’ve been using Plurk since I found out about it five months ago, but I think I’m going to stop.

I don’t have anything against the site or the service – it’s feature rich and easy to use.

The problem is that fewer and fewer people seem to be using it – most days I’m the only person (among my contacts) who posts anything.  The posts that do happen tend to just be re-posted tweets.  I found myself posting just to keep up my karma, which quickly starts to feel futile.

I suspect that people flocked to Plurk when it was new because it was new, but then got bored and returned to the services they were using before.  I think I’ll do the same thing – I joined Twitter a year and a half ago, but never really used it.

Plurk is much more usable than Twitter, but Twitter is winning out of sheer popularity.  Companies are even monitoring Twitter for product mentions – it’s a lot closer to mainstream.

GetSatisfaction‘s Overheard feature even shows recent mentions of Plurk on Twitter.

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