Blogs: An unlikely source of new writing talent. Why so unlikely? We live and die by the typed phrase.
got a good one on ‘the Gropenator.’ Click the horned icon.
I also forgot to post this specifically for Mike ... can’t escape them little green aliens:
launches. If you’re looking to start a weblog, try their 30-day trial.
Methyl’s got a new look. Welcome back.
Is a blog still a blog, if someone else edits it? I would say, probably no. “Unedited mind” is my favorite term for when I’m really cooking here. At those times, Dogma 2000 is enforced. No artificial barriers to creativity.
And one more time, the premier blast from the past. How to tell if your ass is too small.
Online Journalism Review:
Will you pay for your favorite columnist? Will newspapers go the way of cable television news? “What has me spooked about the Herald’s entry into the paid arena ... [snip] ... is the idea that my own work, in theory at least, might actually be measured by its individual sales appeal.”
The other day,
when Jish and I were having a drink, the conversation turned to the weblog posting of ‘highlight’ moments. Not necessarily ‘peak’ moments, but ones worthy of remembrance or note. We didn’t come up with a satisfactory term for the weblog style. But I recalled someone else who mentioned something similar ...
“This triviality made him think of collecting many such moments together into a book of epiphanies. By an epiphany, he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed it was for the man of letters to record these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing that they themselves are the most delicate and evanescent of moments.”
- James Joyce, Stephen Hero.
Note, ‘epiphany’ is used in a purely secular manner ... and ‘vulgarity’ means coarse, or more specifically, unusual or out-of-the-ordinary.
I think it fits, Jish. Recording epiphanies is definitely a concrete weblogging style, don’t you think?
Anil. Now you can look forward to that “Rust Never Sleeps” burn out, and not fade away.
Globe & Mail/Canada:
Blogs, hanging dirty laundry on-line. I’ll oblige. Four pairs of socks, three sets of drawers, three sets of jeans (quite filthy, some of them), five shirts (t-shirts and longs) ...
Columbia Journalism Review:
Delusions of accuracy. “I think some reporters and their editors start to believe that unless a reader or listener telephones with a correction, they’ve made no mistakes.” Much to learn here, for webloggers.
New site shows dangers of posting personal info online. Be aware of your rights, be explicit about uses of your website’s contents.
No, I don’t pull links, folks. Not without recognizing such publicly. I did screw up and delete a link, but I don’t think it was this one! But I can’t be sure.
Nevertheless, that being said, the linked Washington Post editorial is quite ... ignorant. Taken on the bright side, however, Native D.C.‘ers have had a chip on their shoulders about their ‘healthy climate’ since Revolutionary War days, trying to bravely accept the fact that they got swindled into buying property in a malarial swamp ...
RSS 2.0 Full Text
has been added to the navigation area. HTML tags are turned on; with my occasional inserted CSS styles, there may be some strangeness. But the links are there.
Monday, December 27, 1999.
Back to work!
Working out scheduling for this week, and for the first weeks of 2000 with my clients.
Saturday, December 25, 1999.
It’s snowing ... heavy flurries, no accumulation.
But it’s Xmas snow!
Back to basting the turkey ...
Thursday, December 23, 1999.
The moon was *very* bright last night. IO stood outside and could read text!
Day Two of experimentation with Manila. Stay tuned.
Well, I didn’t get to do much with this site today. Interesting, however, that the CSS I programmed for this site didn’t work especially well with Netscape. Remove the #px line-height measurements, and everything works again. Just goes to show ... we really do need standards in our browsers.
Well, everyone’s happy now ... onward!
Oh, and one last comment. You can’t respond to items in the discussion group unless you become a member of this site! Sneaky way to glean contact information, but hey, it works.
First Post - Wednesday, December 22, 1999.
OK. I’ve got the graphic I want on top.
Now how the heck do I get a different colored background behind the calendar?
What’s that you say? Read the manual?