Miscellaneous Ramblings – 12/17/2007

Meet Me In Seattle

I will be in Seattle this Wednesday to take care of some business. If any readers want to meet up, I’ll be hanging at Ralph’s Grocery & Deli for the Seattle blogger meetup from 7PM till about 10PM. The address is 2035 4th Ave, Seattle , WA 98121.

I don’t know how many readers I have in Seattle but it’ll be cool to meet one or two.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

After making my post about Agloco entering the dead pool, I figure everyone would understand that entering a dead pool means the company is going under. However, that didn’t stop four people from signing up. As a matter of fact, since entering the dead pool, my AGLOCO network has increased by 194 members. Hmmm.

Get a Free Zac Johnson T Shirt

Zac Johnson is looking pretty spiffy in his new theme. He also has a new T Shirt to go with it. Not only is Zac sending me a free shirt, he wants to send you a free shirt as well. To get a free Zac T, all you have to do is get on his Top Spots. What is that? Go here to find out.

Facebook is MySpace with ADD

Source: TechCrunch

Get a Piece of The Cow


The cow has offered his “Milk it” theme to the world. If you want to copy a blog that was a copy of me, then step right and get milked! The theme comes in three versions.

  • The Basic version at $39 – comes with two links in the footer that you’re not allowed to remove.
  • The Premium version at $59 – premium makes the footer links go *poOf!* and gives you the choice of 3 different color schemes to choose from.
  • The Personalized version at $79 – If you want to get a cool customized header* with the package, this is the version you’re looking for.

If I was the cow, I would do what Shoemoney did and offer up some nice Nebraska beef. I’m hungry now.

43 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Ramblings – 12/17/2007”

  1. John Cow says:

    Awwww thanks for the mention John! For those of you who wants to see the theme in action, here’s the link.

    1. Michael Talk says:

      The University kid already bought the theme.

    2. It’s a pretty nice theme. Sad to see it’s not going to be so unique any more.

    3. You got to be kidding selling that theme, right? you are? Please tell me you are kidding? Crap you even linked to the live demo , you ain’t kidding. Dude, do you realize that more than 10.000 free wordpress themes look better than that? No seriously. Oh yeah, and to mention, nice menu bar…

    4. Joel says:

      Ever heard of branded one endorsed an imitation. Looks like a friendly competition. :mrgreen:

    5. Looks good! πŸ™‚ I like that a lot.

  2. Guess some people don’t know what deadpool is 😐

    That John Cow template is pretty cool, although by offering it to everyone its kind of took out the uniqueness factor to readers who are yet to find his blog.

  3. Haha, people must still really believe in Agloco.
    ~ Dave

    1. Etienne Teo says:

      I guess they are just making people believe.

    2. vacationGuy says:

      that is awesome – what a marketer

  4. Mike Huang says:

    You used to post ramblings a least 2-3 times a month, so I’m wondering what’s happening? Your ramblings is what gets some of us bloggers some publicity…but you simply just stopped giving πŸ™


  5. Making any trips to Toronto anytime soon, John?

    1. John Chow says:

      Should be in TO summer of 2008.

      1. John,
        If you plan on coming to Toronto in 2008. I highly suggest you make a trip to what is called mesh. It’s at http://www.meshconference.com . Alot of important people come out to it and it’s an overall good time.

  6. I’m about 30 minutes south of Seattle–in Tacoma. I might make the trek. What’s to get done in Seattle?

    1. John Chow says:

      Nothing major, but since I’m going to be down there might as well meet some people. πŸ™‚

  7. I was looking at the Cow’s milk it theme yesterday and thinking about getting it. It’s a nice looking theme

  8. Shaun Carter says:

    That’s too funny about the increase in Agloco signups since the collapse. I guess reading comprehension is on the decline.

    Hopefully you don’t get mobbed by readers at the deli in Seattle:)

  9. I work in the Seattle area and am 90% sure I’ll be at the event. I’m looking forward to meeting you John.

    Is anyone else coming to the seattle meetup?

    1. John Chow says:

      Right now, there are 10 confirmed for the meetup. Looking forward to meeting you.

      1. When are you coming to the north-east coast?

      2. I still haven’t been “confirmed” by the groups organizer yet but I’m just going to show up anyway.

        I’m sure I’ll have a couple questions ask you πŸ˜€ and I’ll have to get a picture with you as well.

  10. John, I’ll be at the meetup on Wednesday. I’m excited to meet you.

  11. Can’t help laughing about the increase in Agloco signups. Like Winston Chruchill said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

    1. Haha, yes, I know. I just about died reading that. I can … sorta see one or two. But hundreds? I mean…? πŸ˜›

  12. That shirt by Zac isn’t really free… you have to spend $25 to get it. Sneaky though. 😎

    1. Etienne Teo says:

      WORTH SPENDING I GUESS! $25 to get your link on his blog and a t-shirt.

    2. Zac Johnson says:

      Ad spot would still cost $25 a month. Throwing in a free shirt costs me money to get the shirts and ship them out. It’s a good bonus deal.

  13. Al Young says:

    When are you coming to San Francisco or South Vancouver?

    1. John Chow says:

      I’ll be in San Francisco in April. South Vancouver? No idea. πŸ™‚

  14. Ray Edwards says:

    Nice theme (cow) — thanks for the pointer.

    Wish I could be in Seattle (I’m just across the hill in Spokane), but I’ll be winging my way to Michigan for Christmas. Have fun, all!

  15. bmunch says:

    That proved that everything you touch turns to gold. 😈

    Do you think you could resurrect Agloco at least once a week?

    1. Agloco is dead. What’s the point of continuing to bring it back up in posts other than to use as an example of what not to do?

  16. Contest Beat says:

    Too funny about the Agloco sign ups!

  17. James Wilcox says:

    I could go for some nebraska beef right now. It goes well with the whisky I am sucking down. Yeah I spelled whsiky right…its from the scottish origin what? πŸ™‚

    Agloco has been nothing short of utter disappointment. I guess people just don’t like the idea of installing obtrusive software on their precious screen real estate…go figure. I think they just need bigger monitors πŸ™‚

  18. Steve! says:

    I will also be making WP themes; a bit later though. Mine will be free though, and will be designed for the customiser. Its at my blog. http://blog.redzero.co.za

  19. Zac Johnson says:

    Thanks for the listing John, appreciate it!

  20. sir jorge says:

    I live in seattle! sweet…..i might meet a celebrity

  21. Jenn says:

    Wow, so the great John Chow fell on his face along with a few other lemmings! And to think you criticised this guy who called you on your agloco bullshit back in march! Crash and burn along with your rep. LoL

  22. I like these randomized posts. They’re fun.

  23. Al Young says:

    I meant San Francisco is like Vancouver of the South. Similar in people and culture and food. Except San Francisco is not as pretty, or clean.

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