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  Friday, May 21, 2004

After months of working on other websites, and paying more attention to web usability, I suddenly realized that my own site was pretty miserable. So I did a simple table-based redesign, threw together a style sheet, and reposted last night. It's really just a front-end for my online resume, but I like the new look. Lemme know what you think: Next:up  -- rewriting the resume so it gets the results I want (not queries for PeopleSoft implementations or Chinese help systems!).

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Steve Silberman's reading list for Allen Ginsberg's Beat Generation course. Boing Boing buddy Steve Silberman sez: "In 1977, poet Allen Ginsberg taught a course called "The Literary History of the Beat Generation" at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I was in the course, and a couple of friends of mine and I just turned the suggested reading list into a gateway to the texts themselves. If you ever wished that your English-lit teacher had been the author of "Howl"..." Link [Boing Boing]

Wow, what a list! All my favorite poets, and then some. I was first introduced to the Beats by a term paper assignment in a high school English class. I went on to study American poetry in college (which might help explain the tortuous course of my career. . .). These folks occupy most of the three shelves of poetry here in my office. Eliot, Pound, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Snyder, and others. Thanks to Steve and friends for providing this marvelous resource!

Yes, I did wish my English-lit teacher had been the author of Howl.

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