For UC Berkeley News, Bonnie Azab Powell commemorates the 40th anniversary of the free speech movement by rounding up what she sees as the Best of the Berkeley Blogs. Not sure birdhouse is even worthy of mention in the same breath as Brad DeLong but Powell says:
The Birdhouse, in summary, is the ideal dinner-party guest: witty yet understated, insightful without being shrill.
I’m flattered, though totally undeserving. Must be the first time I’ve ever been accused of being witty… Can’t believe I compared posting here to “doing push-ups…”