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daily link  Monday, December 6, 1999

Please ignore my link to Bookit. Upon installation, I discovered that it's crippleware, making it impossible to tell whether or not it would really be useful without first paying a $5 fee. However, the crippled version managed to crash my machine twice before I trashed the whole thing.

I've never mentioned it here before, but I have trouble with my feet. it seems I was born with some extra bones in them(which means I have more bones than you so ha.) I break these extra bones if I'm not careful, so I have to wear special inserts in my shoes. Anyway, what I'm getting to is that Simple makes my favorite shoes and sneakers because they are wide enough for my huge, extra boned feet. They have a good loking site too. Although they haven't figured out yet that they could actually sell their shoes online and make it easier for people to find them.

Designing User Friendly Civilian Spacecraft

Sunday, December 05, 1999---Bookmarkers---

A couple of years ago I used to use a universal bookmark manager on my Macs named Webquick. It disappeared and ceased to work with current versions of the operating system. In the time since then, I haven't found anything that was easier than using my links page to keep track of things. It makes sense for things I visit all the time, but what about "the big list" ?Well, Bookit looks like it might be the answer to my need.

Saturday, December 04, 1999---New Blog City---

Userland launches http://www.editthispage.com . If you registered on their site as a user prior to December 1, you get a free manila Web site for 60 days.

Bump Design (which I am not afilliated with in any way.) has a really well designed Flash site.

I haven't written about new Weblogs that I find useful in quite a while, mainly beacause of a comment that somone made in regards to this site being primarily about Weblogs. However, there have been so many new ones created in the last couple of months that I like that I wanted to take a minute and tell you about a few of them that I'm impressed with.

Backup Brain is hosted by two people, and it makes for an interesting mix of content. One of the authors, Dori Smith, and I met last year at a Web conference when all of the Frontier people at the show went out to lunch. I like the tone and content of this blog.

Megnut is maintained by a member of the Pyra posse. They seem to be a real special bunch considering how good Evhead and this newer(to me) site are.

Lake Effect has grown on me over the last month. I take back my earlier comment that I don't like the color scheme.

I like TurlyMing's simple design and strong content. Also based in the Weblog capital of the world, Atlanta.

My Dog Wants to be on the Radio rounds out this top five list nicely. Also from Atlanta, wth a nice original voice and a link to the Kids in the Hall .

I don't normally go where I'm about to on this Weblog, but something really got to me today. I'm going through the million catalogs that I received this holiday season. Now these things are a complete waste of resources to begin with, and I've replaced them with the Internet in almost every instance. It's shameful that this much paper gets wasted for such a useless matter.

One catalog had a cute picture of a sheep on the cover with the title "The Most Important Catalog in the World." Interesting, I thought. I started reading the Heifer Project International , and I slowly became absolutley horrified. The catalog allows you to purchase animals for the needy in third world countries so that they can slaughter them and eat them. I'm a vegetarian for going on 9 years now. I certainly have no problem with people eating whatever they want as long as they don't tell me what to eat. In countries where resources are scarce, it makes far more sense to farm then it does to raise cattle. Cattle consume far more resources than the amount of meat they produce. If I buy cattle for these people, will they want me to buy them more cattle next year?

I called and asked to be removed from their mailing list. If I'm not going to have animals slaughtered for my own consumption, I'm certainly not going to buy them for anyone else.(They did offer trees too, but no grain or other vegetable foods.)

Friday, December 03, 1999---Gorilla---

O'Reilly, by far the best technology book publishing company, is finally coming out with a book about the Mac OS . I swear they get about 5% of my salary every year.

Thursday, December 02, 1999---Hitting Stride---

A Day Without Weblogs may have come and gone, but what is important is that you remember what it was about in the first place.

Userland Software started marketing Manila yesterday. They have a nice pull quote from me listed on their release announcement site . It's strange to see my name associated with the others quoted. My manila server is moving along, and I added two new sites today. I am finding all sorts of ways to use the software that I wouldn't have thought of just knowing what the feature set was going to be. It's changing the way I write a little because it's so easy to update. When I find something, I don't hold back, I write it into the site then. Before I would hold things until one moment of the day and then update. It's a good change.

After almost two months, I finally feel like I'm hitting my stride at my new job. It feels great. It's a lot more compressed than any of my previous jobs, and it feels good to be squished.

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