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WTO-Cam! and lots of Seattle History
I was looking for an updated Paul Dorpat site (the Seattle Square one has tiny pictures, which isn't good for this Seattle historian's cool finds) when I discovered this. They've got a camera pointing at 4th and Pike, downtown. Check out the Seattle Panic of 1893!

Tuesday, November 30, 1999, 01:13 p.m.

 

Lileks' The Gobbler! updated
An explosion in the shag carpeting factory? A pact with the devil? What is the origin of this mysterious place of business? James Lileks is always worth looking at, but now this division of his Institute of Official Cheer has been revamped, with larger pictures now and interactivity on the way.

Monday, November 29, 1999, 06:01 p.m.

 

Dr. Tracy Update
A Controlling Man -- Why Can't He (or Won't He) Commit -- She's Irrestistible to Him. "You've been in an exclusive relationship for a year and he won't even introduce you as his girlfriend? That's deplorable." Good stuff from Dr. Tracy.

Thursday, November 25, 1999, 08:18 a.m.

 

Theater Organs!
This site belonging to the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society is superb! I'd had no idea that the Northwest was such a grand spot for theater organs. The first theater where a pipe organ was installed was in Washington state!

Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 08:17 a.m.

 

Diary Domains that didn't work out
Sez Ryan on diary-l: "Just for yucks, I scanned the InterNIC database for 'on hold' (i.e. unpaid and likely to be dumped) domains containing the word 'diary' -- just to see what ideas people out there had that, perhaps, didn't quite work out. I was particularly fond of MYCHINCHILLADIARY.COM"

Tuesday, November 23, 1999, 01:21 p.m.

 

Zarzuela Portal
"A potent brew of sophisticated musical ensembles and arias, mixed in with sophisticated dialogue, popular songs and lowlife comedy characters." I've heard about Zarzuela, but I don't think I've ever listened to any. It's the popular musical, operetta type thing, in Spanish. This site has it all -- history, reviews, synopses. I couldn't find any sound samples, though. I want some!

Tuesday, November 23, 1999, 07:41 a.m.

 

Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style
"Bad writing is rarely a matter of grammatical rules -- editors can clean these up with a few pencil marks. It's more often the result of muddled thought. Bad writers consider long words more impressive than short ones, and use words like usage instead of use or methodologies instead of methods without knowing what they mean." Lots of good stuff here!

Monday, November 22, 1999, 07:39 a.m.

 

Thanksgiving and Zoloft
I love Gwen's Petty, Judgemental, Evil Thoughts! "What should I make to take to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving? I know I'm gonna make pie, even though no matter what kind of fucking pie I make, she's gonna make that kind, too. And then mine will be better and she'll get all mad. But now that I've said that, mine will probably burn or fall apart." See also: Gwen's Mobile Home Decorating Tips.

Sunday, November 21, 1999, 04:25 p.m.

 

Bloat does weblogger rankings
Now with extra smart-aleckiness! This does remind me of The Low Down, a gossip column about online journal writers.

Friday, November 19, 1999, 02:57 p.m.

 

Mirsky has a new project!
Remember Mirsky's Worst of the Web? I loved that site! Take the time to read all the text (in animated gif form) at the top of the page. Mirsky's taken some time off, but now he's back with a new thing: Mirskt.com

Friday, November 19, 1999, 01:20 p.m.

 

Siblings running for office
Pat Cashman is a Seattle comedian, radio personality and writer. Funny! " Come to think of it, maybe having family members run against each other for office is an extremely bad idea. Voters would be exposed to brutal honesty, reality and candor. And that sort of stuff has no place in politics." (See also: the Patpack, a website for his fans.)

Thursday, November 18, 1999, 09:00 a.m.

 

Dr. Tracy Update
"He 'Needs Space' -- No Longer Lonely in Texas -- To the Bigot in Disguise." I find Dr. Tracy very sensible, useful, and funny!

Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 09:06 a.m.

 

Secret new Blog
I'm using blogger now, to create an intranet weblog for my work. This has the dual benefit of archiving the links (so new people can catch up) and reducing the annoyance of coworkers at too much mail. That automated FTP feature is tres convenient.

Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 08:58 a.m.

 

Online Insider updated
Robert "online insider" Seidman has updated (he's usually commentating about AOL, now that they are the only online service left). He's trying out an MSN community thing, and finds that having DSL has made a difference in his life. "This is a beautiful thing. Kozmo's main deal is to rent videos. But they also will sell snacks, drinks, books, music, games and magazines. Kozmo plans to branch out into consumer electronics. No deliver charges either!" So he ordered up some diet soda.

Tuesday, November 16, 1999, 07:56 a.m.

 

Revels are coming!
Be on the lookout for Revels near you! This is one of the most fun things I know -- the combination of old-time ritual, audience participation, choral singing, different sorts of folky, ethnic or renaissance music, it all just makes me happy. Too bad the "Seattle" Revels happen in Tacoma; that's a bit far for a family outing. I really do like the music; you can listen to samples at Amazon.com.

Monday, November 15, 1999, 11:25 a.m.

 

Norm Gregory -- Seattle Weblog
I've had Norm as a Seattle web resource for a long time, in one form or another. Now he's morphed his page into more of a weblog thing. "Click on the play button below to hear 25 seconds of the first record I played on KPUG, Bellingham, March 1967."

Monday, November 15, 1999, 08:32 a.m.

 

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