emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson

in which I write about stuff

Archives for October 2002

Building Accessible Websites rocks.

okay, with a little more detail: I can’t say that I wasn’t eagerly anticipating the arrival of this book. I ordered it on December 11, 2001, according to amazon, and it shipped on October 20, 2002. I’ve been reading Clark’s (Joe’s?) stuff for a little while now…probably about six-eight months before ordering the book, and […]

this won’t be up for a bit, but it’s good to be alive.

I’m waiting for my DNS to propagate, which sounds like something that happens in a bad sci-fi movie. before you continue, please read the following: – Mental Illness (by Dorothea) – mental illness (by Anil Dash) I’ll take this as seriously as it’s intended. now, I don’t know if everything that I’ve been through in […]

it seems like a good night for blogging (as good as any other)

they’ve been searching a house in Tacoma for info about some guy who has something to do with the sniper thing. weird. (why is it that Tacoma only ever shows up in the context of crime in the news?) I decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month…probably a bit of insanity on my […]

stuff that I’m thinking about while making dinner

– why do I always connect things that happen (to whomever) to other things that happened (to me) in the past? – is it a good thing? – do I pay more attention to events (world events) when someone I know (or something like that) is involved? – is that a good thing?

I don’t know if I should write this

while surfing around for links to reference re: a weblogging foundation, I turned up this. An End to Pain. stavros (somehow, I can’t write Chris and think of the same person), I am so sorry for your loss. reading about Rick’s experiences, and the experiences of those burned in the Bali blast, has turned my […]

the weblogging foundation

I’ve seen this idea bouncing about the blogosphere (see references at bottom), and yesterday I saw Mark’s comment about how RSS is eating his bandwidth, and this morning I was mentally doodling while in the shower, and this is what came to me. the weblogging foundation “promoting personal publishing efforts to encourage communication among the […]

various unrelated things

Oliver Willis thinks it means that blogging has jumped the shark. Mark Pilgrim marvels at how he can manage to stay on top of things after all these years. I’m just gonna smile: Doonesbury takes on blogging. didn’t know about this tech bookstore, and I really want this book….Bookpool (thanks, K!) fyi: best value notebooks. […]

sad beautiful words

I have no comment, but must quote: Getting towards midnight, with beer: Damn it, I want to drink and dance and sing, with my friends, Rick’s friends; I want to burn wood and smell the smoke and piss in the sea, shout at the moon, cry at the beauty of this world and swear eternal […]

what kind of world do we live in?

– For Richer – 11 page story in the New York Times about inequality in America, and how it’s grown over the last 20 years. quite disheartening.


today I returned a pair of lopping shears that I’d borrowed from our friends around the corner…and returned with a tray full of plants. (I have only a vague idea of where I’m going to plant them.) I’ve never been a gardener, and I’m fascinated to watch Dani work in her garden, which is beautiful […]