Makiko Itoh gave a talk

Makiko Itoh gave a talk about CSS at the Web Design World/Web Builder conference in New Orleans last week and included in her list of websites that do a good job of utilizing CSS. Fun! I had an opportunity to meet Maki and Max when they were in town for a Seybold conference this past Spring. Very nice people.

If you’re using IE and you see little white asterisks falling down your desktop … they’re snowflakes; but they won’t smudge your monitor.

I’ve been having a fun

I’ve been having a fun time helping Rose Polenzani out with her field rep program. Rose, the official favorite musician of, is back on tour with Voices on the Verge. Check out the schedules at and If you are in my part of the world, she’s playing a solo show at the Somerville Theater opening for Lori McKenna on Friday, December 7, 2001. You can buy tickets at the Somerville Theater or from Songstreet Productions. See you there? Oh, if you have no idea what Rose sounds like, download an MP3 of a song called “Mary Lee.”

Ani Difranco has such an

Ani Difranco has such an amazing way with words. She’s working on a poem inspired by the 9/11 events. [by way of abbe]

Here’s a snippet:

… and i’ll tell you what, while we’re at it
you can keep the pentagon
keep the propaganda
keep each and every tv
that’s been trying to convince me
to participate in some prep school punk’s plan to perpetuate retribution
perpetuate retribution
even as the blue toxic smoke of our lesson in retribution is still hanging in the air
and there’s ash on our shoes
and there’s ash in our hair
and there’s a fine silt on every mantle
from hell’s kitchen to brooklyn
and the streets are full of stories
sudden twists and near misses
and soon every open bar is crammed to the rafters
with tales of narrowly averted disasters
and the whiskey is flowin
like never before
as all over the country, folks just shake their heads
and pour …

Cal and friends just launched

Cal and friends just launched “Secret Santa” — what a fun little project. All you need to do is create an account at the Secret Santa website and indicate the location of your wishlist. On December 10th Santa will send out lots of e-mails to everyone who wants to join in. They’ll include the name of the person you’re getting a gift for, the address of their web site and the address of their Amazon wishlist. I was hoping I’d receive the Coolpix 5000; but I guess it’s a few pennies more than the suggested $15.