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channelping 6/19/03 Description:
a mixed bag for higher primates
Lower primates are sure to be confused by the dingbat icons. And the side menu, which mixes together internal and external links, arranged by line length, sure looks cool but just might leave usability experts laughing (and lower primates groaning) in the aisles. Then there's the question: "Does this site have a purpose?" Lower primates thrive on such curiosities, and will probably want to know who created this scattered collection of useless crap. Higher primates, on the other hand, will want to learn about chairs and they're hungry for data to put on their PDAs. They won't care about the side menu 'cause they love the little icons, and things like the prose clock and phrases like "all your base are belong us" knock their socks off. I've run out of hands, but need to mention yet another kind of primate - your average, run-of-the-mill human kind, like me. I'm scattered and somewhat random and easily amused. More important than that, I'm curious and like to explore. That's why I think today's pick is simply golden (sorry, it's an inside joke). Seriously though, it's the creativity that attracts me the most...
Word Chowder 6/16/03 Description:
a little collection of light verse
Though the site's design is a little plain, it is clean and easy to navigate. Plain is sometimes a good thing. Today's pick features the enjoyable "light verse" of Scott Emmons in a number of categories plus works from a "guest poet." It's the lightheartedness of Scott's writing that grabs me, I guess, and the illustrations by Chris Harding do enhance the reader's experience...
For one flat fee I'll get to see The sluts of Old New York. My brain is in an e-mail haze. Good God, I miss those simple days When Spam was jellied pork!
I hear ya Scott. Thanks for letting me know about your "little collection." ;~)
Austin Bloggers 6/13/03 Description:
aggregating articles about Austin, blogged by its members
Today's pick is a unique meta-blog that's a perfect example of an online/offline community in action, in my opinion. The aggregated content of the weblog comes from a number of Austin, Texas bloggers who utilize a "trackback-enabled blogging tool" or, in cases where they're not using such a tool, the site provides a manual form for pinging the trackback URL (learn more). It's real information about the Austin community, for the Austin community, and the members also get together monthly... offline. Great idea...