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Gordon's Brew Log
Here's one for you home brewers! Gordon has a lot about brewing on his site, plus this weblog. Current project: squash beer. "OK, so here's the deal. In the past I've kept my brew log in a little notebook. Every batch, I'd update the brew log on my web page. But since I've moved, I can't find the little notebook. So, this blogger thing can replace the little notebook. The thing is, the little notebook had tons of stuff that wasn't important enough to put on the web. With the current batch, I had to hit the hbd to figure out how much DME and water to use for a yeast starter. I'm sure it's not what I did in the past. Anyway, if I use this blog thingy instead of the notebook, then I don't have to worry about losing the notebook, right? "
Tuesday, October 31, 2000, 11:19 p.m.
Willa's Halloween Weblog
Rather than digging up a bunch of Halloween links myself, I can point to Willa who has done it wonderfully!
Tuesday, October 31, 2000, 07:24 a.m.
How to Blend In, from Dean and Nigel
(via Zannah) These two English guys can really blend in! A few simple props and flexible facial features let them look like relatives of folks they see on the street. I wonder if they could do as well in the US? These pictures made me howl!
Monday, October 30, 2000, 09:12 a.m.
IE address bar search settings changed?
I think this may be connected to the MSN rollout, but now, when I type search terms in my IE address bar, I get the MSN search results in the main window instead of the search pane. This bugs me! Has anyone heard about this? I've seen one mention on the Seattle Webgrrls mailing list, and in a msdn.microsoft.com newsgroup. nothing on the msnews.microsoft.comnewsgroups that I could find.
Friday, October 27, 2000, 10:29 a.m.
Urban Legend Zeitgeist
This is Anita's LOL classic, I guess, but it's always a good one. New: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Gore's 21 'Lies'
Friday, October 27, 2000, 08:37 a.m.
Dwarf Porn from Wally Glenn
Wally's posted a few updates. I like this Dwarf Porn piece! (Sorry, no actual dwarf porn on the page -- it's meta, about dwarf porn.) "I have scanned the video briefly and it features some of the typical bad acting you find in porn movies that causes you to fast forward to the money shots, and it features sex scenes with an actual female dwarf. It also features something quite unusual and amazing. It has porn bloopers."
Thursday, October 26, 2000, 08:00 a.m.
Big Fun Glossary, by the Gus
I've always had a fondness for this hypertext-stylee portrait of a group of young offbeat folks outside Charlottesville VA, in the mid nineties. It introduced me to the idea of drinking tussin recreationally! (but I've never done it yet.) Just pick a letter and start clicking, and everything will gradually come into focus.
Wednesday, October 25, 2000, 02:49 p.m.
Do you get heartburn?
Chronic heartburn should definitely be looked into, as Gastroesophageal reflux can be a precursor to cancer of the esophagus.
Wednesday, October 25, 2000, 07:44 a.m.
Jon Singer Update
Jon's been in China in the last month, but teasingly doesn't tell us much about it. Instead he gives us details on a kiln-building project.
Tuesday, October 24, 2000, 12:41 p.m.
Red Hot Jazz -- Jazz before 1930
Good historical site! Essays, discographys. some real audio samples. This site shows signs of autolinking (every occurance of a name on a page, for example) but it's still worthwhile. "Although these musicians names are unknown to most people, then and now, their ideas are still being elaborated on to this day."
Monday, October 23, 2000, 09:10 a.m.
We went live last night with a major site redesign. We'd love it if you'd hammer on it, and fill out the feedback form with your comments.
Saturday, October 21, 2000, 08:55 a.m.
Best in Show outtakes
plus lots of good behind the scenes stuff. I did enjoy this movie!
Friday, October 20, 2000, 12:26 p.m.
Cashman on Campaign TV spots
"According to the late David Ogilvy, who headed up the famous Ogilvy-Mather ad firm, the first politician to use TV was Tom Dewey in his 1950 campaign for governor of New York. Dewey, seated in a studio, answered questions from passersby on the street while watching them on a monitor.
The only problem was that Dewey's staff had selected the so-called passersby the day before and they had rehearsed their questions. I guess they were afraid that if they used real passersby, some wise guy might have blurted out: 'Dewey -- or don't we? That's the real question!' "
Friday, October 20, 2000, 08:07 a.m.
History of Costume at Tulane U
Course materials for a college course of study at the Theatre department. There are a ton of good images here (useful for Halloween, I think) and the navigation is easy.
Thursday, October 19, 2000, 07:33 a.m.
Wally has a harem?
It's news to him, too. "If someone, anyone accuses you of having a harem and they are not pointing a weapon at you, like a shotgun, it's best to say, 'Yeah, but what can I do?' instead of something like, 'Who me? a harem? what two women would be interested in my fat ass?' Just shake your head side to side a bit like someone just said, 'wow, it must be really hard for you to spend the million dollars in loose, unmarked bills you found in the middle of the desert with a note attached saying, "free eats" or something to that effect.' "
Wednesday, October 18, 2000, 07:46 a.m.
Everything for your Craftsman style home
From andirons to wrapping paper, a bunch of links to Craftsman-style products. I like the jewelry (though this doesn't seem to connect with craftsman homes, much).
Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 10:43 a.m.
Eatonweb Blog Portal
Bird on a Wire