Days: it’s a blog thing

Since August, 2001. Surely it can’t last…

Saturday, March 02, 2002 ↓


So I’m away from blogdom for a few days, and look at what happens…

Heather Hamilton got sacked from her job because of her writings on her blog, an event that has sparked a fair bit of discussion around the Web. I guess running my own business makes me pretty much immune from sacking over anything I say here. But I make no secret to clients that I maintain this blog, and now I’m wondering to what extent I perhaps subsconsciously moderate what I write, in case a client or potential client doesn’t like it.

Not long after moving from to, Elise Tomek (whose words I feel I’ve been reading for nearly as long as I have Zeldman’s) seems to have packed up and left no forwarding address. I hope she’ll turn up again somewhere soon. Curiously, my referer logs indicate that a few days ago, a number of visitors came to this site from Opine Bovine — which is strange, because I didn’t think Elise had ever linked to

On a lighter note, the residents of North Berwick (a seaside town not far from Edinburgh) must be justly proud that the well-kept (yes, I can personally attest to that fact) public toilets in Quality Street have won an honorable mention in this year’s Golden Plunger awards. (Spotted by Barbara Fletcher.)

Posted at 9:30 PM


This poor little effort at a blog thing isn’t getting a lot of attention at the moment. I’m frustrated by the fact that there’s so much happening in the world at large and the Web in particular that I’d like to comment on, but I can’t seem to find a spare minute to do it. The travelling doesn’t help (I spent part of this week in Sweden, and I’m going back out there again next Tuesday morning) because I spend what’s left of the week catching up on the work I didn’t do while I was away. Hey ho.

Posted at 3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 ↓


After I stumbled on the Web Standards Project Mk II, Jeffrey Zeldman has printed his reaction, which is gracious as always.

Posted at 12:47 AM

Sunday, February 24, 2002 ↓


Already flushed with Celtic pride that the Scottish women’s curling team brought Britain its first Winter Olympics gold medal since Torvill and Dean in 1984, last night I watched skier Alan Baxter bag a bronze in the slalom. Not only does this make Scots responsible for two out of Britain’s staggering total of three medals, but it’s the first time we’ve ever won an Olympic medal for alpine skiing. Yay!

Posted at 11:31 AM

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