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Monday, October 10, 2005

Gone Missing

I’m a bit distressed right now about my candy blog.

The template for it has disappeared. I can’t publish anything new ... I don’t know what happened, but it started last night.

I’m planning on re-doing the site entirely, but that won’t be ready for two or three weeks.

I guess I can redo the template from scratch (I didn’t customize the default template much anyway).

So, if you’re wondering where your candyblog goodness for Monday is, it’s still in my head.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:46 am     Curious News

Saturday, October 08, 2005

No Coverage?

Is it just me or does the coverage of the South Asia quake suck?

I’ve been watching TV for 20 minutes and haven’t seen anything yet. CNN Headline news has political, domestic stuff and health but since I missed the half hour mark, I guess that’s the only coverage. MSNBC has continued its regular coverage ... CNN has on Larry King. The freaking scroll at the bottom of the screen is talking about Reese Witherspoon’s baby and some tropical storm off Bermuda.

18,000 people killed in Pakistan alone and the internets seem to be the only place where people have taken notice.

UPDATE: It’s 90 minutes later and the CNN Headline news continues to report the earthquake as bad but gives it a scant 45 seconds and says that the death toll is only 2,000. But the main page of CNN has been saying that the death toll is over 18,000 for at least two hours. What’s going on with these people?

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:52 pm     Curious News

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Dreaming on the web

Since starting NaNoWriMo this year, the launch of the new forums brought the usual anxiety.

I awoke early on Sunday morning just to check how the forums were doing (launch didn’t go so well).

Since then I’ve been dreaming in forums.

Yes, my dreams are formatted as forum posts and replies.

Not all my dreams, I’m sure. But my dreams that I’ve remember are definitely oddly confined to a text exchange world.

I don’t know if this means that I’m spending too much time on the forums or if it means that I’m just learning a new language or if the wifi in the house is allowing me to tap into the site in my dreams.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:58 pm     NaNoWriMoCurious News

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Flickr Quickr

I love the new stuff that folks come up with to take advantage of flickr.

The most useful one to date was just created by roschler, which allows you to go to any flickr photo and create quick html code for the small version (240x) with a link back to the photo and a link to the photo creator’s profile.

Flickr Photo Comment Tool

Expect some cool finds here because roschler has made it so easy to share cool pics. It’s a great addition to flickr’s blog this tool because you can just pull the code for posting elsewhere, like in comment forums. 

See original posting here.

And here’s a fun photo for today:

—from BlindGoofy

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:09 pm     Curious News

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