Non-Watch Related

While not entiredly watch related, Breitling is the main sponsor of the annual Reno Air Races, which have been cancelled this year after Jimmy Leeward fatally crashed into the crowd. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered from this tragedy and lost love ones. Leeward was 74 and flew a modified P-51 named “The Galloping Ghost”.

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks, but I have been in the mediterranean. Checked out some nice watch stores, and saw some beautiful peices. I’ve made some video footage of my trip through Venice, Italy, and the multitude of watch shops in this beautiful sinking city.

I have also been working on a few articles while travelling, including one on buying watches online or in a B&M store.. the pros and cons.

There are some people out there that are very passionate about their blogging, and they are very passionate about their friends. One fellow that posted in my blog (i did not allow users to view it, and have deleted it) wrote me this:

“You’re some sick f*****. Taking advantage of somthing that could potentially be serious, and turning it into traffic for your pointless attempt at a blog.

Rot in Hell.”

There were no asterisks in his actual message. Obviously he chose to stay somewhat anonymous, using a gmail account, and no signature to let me know how to contact him publicly in an email. My blog discusses cool new watches for the most part, and other things I find interesting to make an occasional break from the watch discussion.

First of all, I don’t know how my post makes me a sick so-and-so. I don’t even know what is going on.. I saw strange phrases in Technorati that I dont know why they are there and posted about them… I was really only trying to spread the word about Technorati to people that currently read my blog. But whatever you want to believe… I dont think your response is very mature either.

If something happened to Bryan, I hope he’s okay too… but just to go through the trouble of taking down your blog and having your fiance put up a vague message is something that I don’t normally associate with having a health problem. If i suddenly had a heart attack, I wouldn’t tell my fiance to take down all my sites… they’d just stay up, but no one would up date them. I thought someone maybe hacked it. But whatever. That’s all I’m going to say about this… Obviously the blogosphere is has some (not all) very passionate people that are very close minded about what happens outside of it.

Tune in next post for a review of the AWESOME Sinn 6100 Regulateur watch… I just got this baby and it is a HELL of a watch!

Have you guys ever heard of Technorati? Maybe, maybe not. There’s a good chance that you haven’t, since most of my visitors are not the blogging type, and tend to just be interested in high end watches. I’m not a big fan of Technorati but I like to hit the front page and scan down the list of most common hot searches… It keeps me tied in with the blogging community and lets me know who’s looking for what.

I’ve always been intrigued by the names and searches that come up in there.. for example today’s hot search is Kathy Sierra. Who is she? Who knows.. Wikipedia says she’s a game programmer that wrote some books with some other guy.. nothing I’m all that interested in.. not enough to find out why she’s on top.

A while back Tammy NYP, who was a singapore girl who somehow had a home sex video released on the internet was the hottest search… the funny thing is the video came out over a year ago. So many bloggers have tried to understand what is causing these Technorati searches to show up.. some think it is a perpetuation since when someone sees others searching, they search too. Makes sense.. I do that!

Second on the list right now is Avalonstar… some designers blog that has a message from his fiance on it right now, and the entire blog has been removed. Odd. Dunno what htat means either… and why people are all blogging about it? maybe to get exposure to their own blogs? Maybe that’s why I am doing it? dun dun dun…

No seriously though, its a weird phenomena. Other weird terms searched for include Joost, Sanjaya and Paris Hilton… i can understand Paris Hilton.. but I’ve never heard of the other two. Joost is some sort of online streaming video software. Overall, technorati is a great way to check out what is new out there and what everyone is talking about… check it out. I highly recommend it!