we have a new member of the Global Strike Force (yay) - apparently GSF central is Bristol, UK. in addition to Rimone and Simon, we now have Joules. Joules would have been a part of the team two weeks ago but somehow her application email got spammed by gmail. if my memory serves, joules has actually been reading my nonsense for a coupla years - and probably predates you all - but 'welcome' her anyways.
hopefully she'll join in in the comments occasionally. Joules' blog is here.
in related news, kathleen has suggested that 'Global Strike Force' sounds too military - and perhaps it is. any thoughts? the name kinda grew by accident from an offhand comment by me that was meant to imply that we were watching 24/7 from wherever on the planet - and that no crime would go un-noticed. kathleen offered 'Global Nutwork' as an option - which is funny. does anyone have any better suggestions?
i kinda agree with kathleen (in retrospect) that GSF sounds 'militant-ee' - and that's one thing that we are not - so perhaps we should change the name now. i'm not suggesting that desperate times don't call for desperate measures - i'm just saying that we arent a 'desperate measures' group.
so if you like 'gsf' or if you have an alternative - lemme know in the comments.
(and if this sounds like i'm taking us all too seriously - the answer is 'no')
In related news, kathleen says: " The pen is mightier than the sword." - meanwhile LeeB says: "The Toobz is mightier than the sword."
In any case, welcome to Joules, and perhaps we should have the second Yearly Lukery in Bristol. and maybe we should rename the GSF. let me know in the comments. apparently some strange folks are considering making tee-shirts and coffee mugs and whatnot - so we should try to get it sorted as soon as possible. We are still adding a few people per week - so a tee-shirt might not be such a great idea yet - cos it'll probably be outta date by next week.
one other thing i'll add - because apparently this confuses a lot of people - is that my name is Luke Ryland. 'Lukery' is simply the result that when you combine the two words in my name into lukeryland (in an email address for example), it starts to look like Lukery Land. (as an example, laura has me blogrolled as "Lukery Ryland")
updating to clarify: yep - Lukery is my nickname and handle and i like it :-)
in any case - if you have any alternatives for GSF - put em in the comments, or if you like GSF, say that too. (and again, i love the little community thing that we have going on here - and, no, i dont think that this is earth-shatteringly important - but let's get it right now - otherwise tee-shirts will soon be out of date!)
what say you?
and welcome again, Joules.