Feb 27, 2003
Feb 25, 2003
Director Greg Yaitanes on his upcoming Children of Dune: "Try not to get hung up on such details as whether the twins are too old or too young, the eyes are too blue or not blue enough, or that the book says this and we did that. You'll end up robbing yourself of a great experience."
Feb 24, 2003
Daypop Top Word Bursts "Word Bursts are heightened usage of certain words in weblogs within the last couple days. They are indicators of what webloggers are writing about right now, in contrast to Top 40 and Top News which are indicators of what webloggers are linking to currently. Word Bursts can frequently indicate current events of interest that are not usually accompanied by links. Sample weblog posts accompany each word burst."
Feb 22, 2003
The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Awards were last night. There were speeches, secret service, a little protesting and even some singing. Good times were had by all. The college club even served me a super delicious vegan dinner. I'm going again tonight. No awards, just dinnah.
Feb 20, 2003
Feb 19, 2003
Feb 17, 2003
Australian IT - Welcome to Bloggers World: "A brisker, simpler introduction to the craft is Blogging by Biz Stone, who is more artful than his irritatingly jokey tone suggests." A backhanded compliment is a compliment, nonetheless. I take them in any form. Australia rocks Natick.
Movable Type Acquires Fax Machine; Anil Dash Predicts Future for Weblogs: "These 'diaries' could take the weblog to its next natural progression, a secure, individualized personal record of events and ideas, controlled with an intuitive, organic input system that's as unique as your own handwriting. The natural medium for such a diary would be a pocket-sized or portable form factor tablet of writing paper, perhaps bound in a durable cover."
Labs, Robots, and Giant Floating Brains: The Amazingly True Story of Blogger. In March of 2001 I interviewed Evan about the future of Blogger for WebReview. It's fun to read it now, knowing the big news.
Feb 16, 2003
I went to work out at the Wellesley College sports center today. No dice. They're setting up for an event called the Dyke Ball. Scantily clad women, $1 kissing booths, and events afterwards that apparently involve removing what little clothing there is. Oh yeah, and men are allowed but only in drag. I wonder if Austin Powers will be making an appearance? Nobody from Genius Labs will be in attendance. (Secret government activities.)
Feb 15, 2003
Feb 13, 2003
Blogging for Dollars (a.k.a. Chapter 7 in my book) "When blogs first started, these real-time online diaries were the preserve of the techno-literate. The advent of easy-to-use publishing services such as Blogger, launched in August 1999, began to bring it into the mainstream."
Feb 12, 2003
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Feb 5, 2003
Microadvertising takes a new turn with Rent My Chest: "I believe that I have the perfect chest for your message. So, if you PayPal me $20.00, I'll paint your note on my pecs with a black, purple, brown, green, red, or blue marker. You get to keep the 640x480 JPEG and use it as you see fit (or unfit, as my chest would be)."