Moblogging in the new year
: From Joi Ito’s blog:
We’re going to have an open moblog for people to post pictures to on New Year’s Eve to welcome 2003. It is “open” but please use common sense when sending stuff. The URL is http://www.bloggers.jp/. The email address to send stuff to is mailto:[email protected]. The site and the email address will be running between GMT 2002/12/31 0:00-23:59.
Send jpeg images as attachments with the title of the item as the subject. The template will resize the height to 120 pixels. 120×120 is probably the best size.
Pass it on. ;-)
“Misoka” comes from “Omisoka” which means New Year’s Eve in Japanese.
Asked and answered
: A researcher from the University of Montreal, S
: Thanks to the Blogtalk conference upcoming in Vienna, here is a blog on Iran by an Iranian in Canada: In English or Farsi.
: Shift magazine crashes a few MeetUp meets in Toronto (ending up at least hopeful about this attempt to get us bandwidth buddies, we strangers in the light, to actually see and hear and not just read each other) and finds a curious benefit to having a sign in a bar that points to bloggers, this way:
At this point, two young women in bicycle gear approach our table. The word “blog,” with its amputated-portmanteau quality, has piqued their interest. “What’s a blogger?” Needless to say, a lengthy explanation follows.
After they walk off, Tim remarks, “This sign is a real chick magnet.”…
Tim then goes out for a smoke. As the door closes behind him, another young woman approaches our table to ask what a blogger is. I shake my head, thinking to myself, “Damn, what if this thing really is a chick magnet?”
: Note, too, that Canada’s New York has a Toronto webloggers weblog and they use this as an excuse to get together. Hmmm. Shouldn’t New York’s New York have such a thing? Or is that Gawker? Then shouldn’t there be meet-ups of Gawkers (or are we Gawkerites)?
: Toronto also has a restaurant blog: EatMyToronto. I’m jealous.
: And a subway blog, too.
GO… to hell
: When you’re driving with your EZ-Pass in New Jersey and you see the sign tell you to “GO,” you’d think you know what that means, eh? But you don’t. “GO” means something’s wrong and you may be getting a ticket; “GO” means it’s screwed up but you should just go anyway and we’ll harass you later; “GO” means just “don’t stop.” Welcome to the frightening mind of a New Jersey DMV bureaucrat. From today’s Star-Ledger at NJ.com.
Now that you have all this type, what do you want to do with it?
: Dean Allen, the man who brought you Textile (below), also brings you a fine weblog called Textism. It’s kinda sorta like y’know Lileks with a Canadian accent (I think) and a French attitude (though this guy abhors Lileks: Mr. Matter, meet Mr. Antimatter). Very good reading, in any case:
A clement Sunday morning paired with the approaching end of hunting season means there
More font fun
: I’m finding neat sites about typography via German weblogs (some Linotype nostalgia and Textile, both below). Here, via ein Blog, is font(p)age, a quick history of technology and type.
If only geeks loved Linotypes
: Textism gives us Textile, a tool to sand and polish the rough edges of Web typography. It will:
: Replace single and double primes (‘ and “) used as quotation marks with HTML entities for opening and closing quotation marks (