Grant Barrett missed his World New York so much that he finally relaunched it. Read, bookmark, return daily, and heighten your intellect.
Month: December 2002 (Page 1 of 3)
Why does Dean Allen insist on repeatedly ripping into James Lileks? Is the writing that abominable? Is there an unspoken personal vendetta?
Perhaps this continues the longstanding tradition of public literary jabs thrown by authors with no love lost, but the tone of these posts can make a reader cringe. One cannot help but focus on the highly personal undercurrent of Allen’s posts, which turn his criticism into the equivalent of poking an index finger into his target’s chest. Each new post makes Textism that much less enticing, which is a shame, because he is usually an enjoyable and entertaining writer.
Doesn’t Allen know his little corner of the Internet can’t stand caustic, self-impressed blowhards?
Don Norman on the UI generation gap. I was just as he described at 15, and I’m just as he expects as I near 30. Dead on.
…but for everyone else, this is an interesting argument: Haven’t Online Ad Sizes Really Kept to the Same Size?
Furnident zut alors! My definition is now No. 1 on Google. The furnidents in my bedroom look like they’ll come out fairly cleanly, too. Successes abound.
Newly launched: Gawker, a weblog finely tuned to the pace of New York City, covering art, commerce, shopping, trends, and that most important city standard, gossip. With a Corcoran ad banner, no less. Best of luck to Nick Denton and co. on their new venture (which looks like it will become a daily stop for me).
Vonage is a voice-over-IP service that is both dirt-cheap and easy to use. The future is now! I will consider signing up for a cheap plan as soon as I can find out how seamless the service is.
My all-time favorite personal Web URL: suck-my-big.org
New discovery and a close second: kickmeinthe.com
Yes, rock fan, all those capitalized words in the “Lord of the Rings” movie reviews today sound familiar for a reason: Led Zeppelin used them in song.
“Twas in the Darkest depths of Mordor I met a girl so fair,
But Gollum and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her”
HTML rendering tool by Andre Torrez. “This is a very simple application that renders HTML as you type it into the top box.”
Textile by Dean Allen. “A humane web text generator.”
And to think I’d finally memorized —.