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5/30/01 What do “F(a,kow,tL)S-/A-DBG,” the House on the Rock, and “Usonian” have in common?

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I’m a little behind. There are a couple things in my head I’ve been meaning to put here but I just haven’t had the time. One such thing is this: Woo-hoo! I won the F(a,kow,tL)S-/A-DBG! I was sent a free book in the mail last week. Completely, genuinely free. How? Easy — I won a […]

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5/22/01 A win for the little guy

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Here’s good news. The Baltimore Ravens tried to steal a guy’s idea, and he didn’t let them — to the tune of $10,000,000. The man deserves to have his share of the benefits of his creativity, no matter what his education level or professional standing. Clearly, the NFL team thought otherwise.

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5/18/01 NEW(e)S(t)

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Reorg part II: There is no longer a “news/newest” section on this site…. I thought the name NEW(e)S(t) was clever, but to others I think it was confusing. New ALA today. Zeldman is also developing a new, somewhat intriguing project called Independents Day: it will be a worldwide event “celebrating independent content and design from […]

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5/17/01 “Backflip” was a proto-social bookmarking site

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Reorg: Here’s what I have done to the site today. I’ve separated out the increasingly unwieldy anti-blog into palatable, bite-size, month-long chunks. Sure makes it look like I haven’t done much. I’m also about to interweave the “news/newest” section entries into these entries. There’s no sense having two essentially identical sections. In web news, uh… […]

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5/16/01 comics comment

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Let’s build a bridge to, like, the year 2000 or something: Fresher and more human than Tom Tomorrow’s This Modern World, it’s Lloyd Dangle’s Troubletown! Seriously, both are great weekly comics that comment on today’s society, from a position with which I am largely sympathetic.

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5/12/01 RIP, DNA

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RIP, DNA: I had no plans to post today. However, this came as a hard punch to the gut: British author Douglas Adams has died at only 49, of a heart attack. At the risk of admitting how deeply nerdy I am, Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [pick it up at your local independent […]

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5/10/01 Andre the Giant has a posse

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OBEY: I had been curious about this. Andre the Giant (may he rest in peace) apparently has a posse. [Through BLK/MRKT from DiK again.]

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