but I’m going to chime in with my congratulations to Dave Winer for achieving a remarkable benchmark: A decade of Scripting News. With Scripting News (among very few others), we saw the transformation of the “often-updated personal website” become something quite different. “Often” and “every day, several times” are, on the web, radically different things. Congratulations!
everyone! A hearty thanks to everyone who reads mikel.org throughout the year. 2002 will feature the 2nd anniversary of this weblog and will also mark the 7th anniversary of my publishing a personal site on the web. Two things that will come in 2002: a new more flexible design with some enhanced services built in, plus I’ll be making a serious attempt to post occasional longer articles on something approaching a regular schedule.
A (late) “official” announcement about the next Montreal Weblog keepers get together! This is more or less the first anniversary of the night that Ed Bilodeau, David Petite, Aaron Cope, Heather Champ and myself got together, so it’s worthy of recognition.
And we do that with beer.
So the plan is this: meet on Sunday at 2pm at News Cafe, which is on St-Laurent at (I think it’s) Guilbault – at the corner of the tiny sidestreet between Bifteck and des Pins. It’s on the West side of the street and there’s food and coffee and stuff there. At a later time it is rather likely that we’ll move elsewhere for a quiet (or not so quiet) Sunday afternoon beer.
Please pass this along to anyone else (she or he should keep a weblog or other personal website) you feel should have been included in this email. And, on the day, if you have to get in touch with me, you can sms my phone through mikel.org and I’ll call you back.
in Michael World. I have a promising interview next week for a job I’ll take if it’s offered to me. It’s still a web-centered job, but it’s on the other side of the table – not for a vendor (a web shop, an interactive agency, a dot-com, etc.) but for a purchaser of web services. It’s an appealing thought in that it will likely be a bit more stable than your average dot-com. And better managed as well, I bet.
Meanwhile, I’ve been furiously working on three sites simultaneously plus a possible redesign of this site to mark its first anniversary, which is on the 13th of February. February also marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of my first ever personal site, which (unfortunately, though it was an abomination) is completely lost now.
posted a great piece on reproductive choice on the 28th anniversary of Roe v Wade (I had no idea). Lots of interesting links, and excellent words tying it all together.
In a related matter, you know how people often say, “oh it’s a hard issue, one about which reasonable people may disagree.” As I have gotten older, I’ve quit buying that line, conceding that in order to make nice-nice. I’ve a much harder line than I did. It’s not reasonable, in my opinion, to be anti-choice. Period.