post notifier / reader / thingamajig, which Dr Dork opens even before his email nowadays when cranking up Old RustyTM , his venerable PC, is temperamental at best.
Oftentimes, little red exclamation points appear next to various blogs Dr Dork subscribes to. Usually, this is a transient software glitch. Going directly to a blog / site address bypasses such RSS or similar problems.
Today, Barbados Butterfly (link now inactive) was “flagged” in this manner.
Dr Dork had some trouble accessing the site, and presumed a glitch or gremlin was at play until just now reading this.
Dr Dork is very sad tonight.
As he has mentioned elsewhere, Dr Dork has been reading weblogs of non-medical nature for years, but only really began to appreciate the burgeoning of medical blogging in late 2005, not long before dipping his own toe sporadically into this great ocean of data.
Although the *cough* “honour” was never requested, this dork has long considered Dr Barb as one of his “blogparents”…whatever that means. If nothing else – it is a token of respect and admiration.
Dr Dork is hoping against hope this heralds a necessary pupation, and that Dr Barb will one day return.