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Friday Randomness

This is a random post because I feel like it. Since it’s my page I can do what I want.

1. I made a slight change to the page by redoing the bar at the top, I made it a background image that stretches the width of the page. I felt like it had to be grounded rather than floating because it was the only constant element. I also indented the content a bit more so that it creates a nicer visual hierarchy.

2. I’ve had some requests from a friend who will remain unnamed to allow people to comment on the links. Is this interesting to anyone else? What if I did a random post every so often that you could just comment on anything? Does anyone care? (I’m sure the answer is no.)

3. Here are some links for your Friday enjoyment:

3a. Here are the top 10 signs you spend way to much time thinking about web 2.0 from the (God)father?? of Web 2.0 (I thought making up jokes about postmodern semicolons was dorky, Richard seems to have trumped that nicely)

3b. Here’s the story from one of the guys behind Crying While Eating (On a separate note, I’m happy to announce Forget-Me-Not Panties won the Contagious Media Showdown)

3c. A great list of design cliches (Word)

3d. Read an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind pretty much every important Nintendo game (I miss my old Nintendo)

3e. You know that guy who wears the suit covered in question marks? Of course you do. Read all about him.

4. Finally, yesterday I ran across this entry about a lecture given by Andrew DeVigal, a professor at San Francisco State University, who apparently mentioned this site at the end of lecture as a place he goes to keep an eye on developing trends. I’m honored that there are people out there who think highly enough to say something like that and I hope I can live up to it. (These kind of entries certainly don’t.)

I think that’s it for now. I’m off.

June 24, 2005