Monthly Archives: July 2001



After all the blogging I do, I wanna know why I’m only #20 on this list. Well, I guess you can’t have it all….

And now, just for the heck of it….(cringe) I’m going to go back and see how many times I actually posted. My sister has already commented that my blog was ‘like a history lesson’, and you have to say that with just the right tone of voice, you know what I mean. (Heck, I’m a phd student in….say it….yes…history, so I guess I should take that as a compliment.)



Melissa…my dearest darling sister….you see how easy it is? Yes, you NEED a blog. My my. Yes. And I’d love to see what yours would look like…

The phone rang and I wondered who the heck it would be….so sweet of my sis to check up on me. Older sis’s are like that, I guess. 🙂

Reminds me…I need to put that link on my blog permanently…

Now….where was I?



The sheesh, I’m really sorry it’s been so tough award goes to Anodyne, who writes: “Ten more posts. Oh wow, it’s methadone time already. I have got to put some pants on and get my flaccidiferous caboosenik down to the little building with no sign on it wherein are dispensed legal opiates in little plastic cups for people like me who fucked up and became junkies. The stuff saved my life from heroin, which is nothing but good. It also made me fat. Which isn’t so good. Though I dun’ think it’s pointful to make much of it, sometimes it decides it wants to be made much of, and I am just sort of pulled along with it.” Ouch. And I thought I had it tough just trying to make it to 3pm.



As you know, I’ve been keeping an eye on blogs in the ring the whole darn time….salmon and jason are just starting to poke around. (What were they doing all this time?) I wish metafilter were up….

Started to think about what kinds of blog awards we would hand out. 🙂 There’s a good wrapper-upper activity….



#11 continued
This is like a star trek episode. Yes, everything is like a star trek episode. The ship is caught in a loop, where they relieve the same day over and over and over….and they keep starting it again without realizing, and just get deja vu. Once they realize that this is happening, they see that they only way out is to send a message to themselves in the next loop. But it has to be short and it has to clear. So how do you give out an important bit of imformation to someone who doesn’t realize that they need it, without overwhelming anyone, and without being too cryptic?



Okay, so the only way I can do this is to keep talking. And keep focussed. As long as I do that, I should be able to make it to the end. So now I’m going to focus on #11.

For the unititiated: #11 is the first room you arrive in when you visit achieve. I’m not terribly happy with it, because it doesn’t really 1) welcome you, or 2) give you any direction on what to do next.

I was talking to some of the bloggers who came by to visit us over the last few (many) hours, and I think I’ve got some ideas about what needs to happen in #11. First and foremost: we need something big and bright right away that tells you how to speak. People don’t click around looking for that information, because they don’t realize they need it. So how can we do that?

Possibilities: 1) a bright gif as a pic on the room that tells you, 2) an audio file that tells you, 3) room noises that remind you, 4) instructions in the room description, 5) a pop up window that describes it. That’s all I can think up right now. I’m leaning toward….well, the easiest one, description. Though i think it would be cute to have an audio clip. 🙂