About an hour ago, you were walking down the sidewalk (on the way to Starbucks, of course). From a passing Jeep on the opposite side of the street you hear a shout, “get your mocha!”. You look up and over and recognize the friendly barista that often serves your favorite beverage driving by, smiling and waving. It’s then that you almost decide to turn around. But no — you’re hooked.
Archive for August, 2005
I’ve been thinking lately about weblog format standards, and what readers come to expect. This quote from Jason Kottke regarding a change in the way he handles his “remaindered links” sums up my frustration with current trends:
I’m working on a new icon set titled “Chameleon”. The style of each icon will enable the entire set to easily change color, based on the owner’s needs. For example, a single click of the paint bucket tool in Photoshop would color a background “tile” that is shared by the entire set of icons (which are really each in their own separate PS layer). I’m being a bit vague here, as I’m not quite ready to release ‘em.
First things first, a big thanks to everyone who entered the contest. A whopping 713 entries far exceeded my expectations — and it’s excellent that so many weighed in with genuinely thoughtful comments regarding Huey Lewis’ modern day equivalent.
On Wednesday, I had to buy a new battery for my 1.5 year-old PowerBook. Apparently they don’t live that long, and I was getting a whopping 10 minutes out of a full charge. PowerBook batteries aren’t all that exciting, but I also brought home a Mighty Mouse, which is only slightly more interesting.
It appears that Bulletproof Web Design is now available, and I’ve received a few reports that copies are starting to be spotted in stores and received via various online booksellers. To celebrate, I’m launching a little contest where you can win two books, a t-shirt, and some icons.