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Tab Sweep — The World · You know, each and ev­ery one of these is worth a carefully-considered lit­tle es­say; but I just don’t have the cy­cles, and pub­lish­ing them is bet­ter than not ...
Hamburger Art · I like art gal­leries and mu­se­um­s, in par­tic­u­lar mod­ern art, some­thing that strains the brain a bit. Ber­lin is a pret­ty big deal in the modern-art world so when Lau­ren asked what I want­ed to do one day, we went to the Ham­burg­er Bahn­hof, at one time the sta­tion where you got the train to Ham­burg, now an Art mu­se­um, and old rail­way sta­tions make good ones ...
Old Map of the Future · I vague­ly re­mem­ber run­ning across it a cou­ple of times a dozen years ago or more, de­scribed as an “experimental Web site”. From time to time, when bored, I’d vis­it jodi.org and of­ten my brows­er would end up toast­ed by flail­ing JavaScript [Warn­ing: it can still hap­pen]. I saw some ef­fects there for the first time that are now in ev­ery AJAXian’s tool­box ...
Overpass Prophet Project · A few years ago when I was com­mut­ing back and forth on the Ex­press­way in Toron­to ev­ery day, there was this fair­ly low over­pass that I (and a hun­dred thou­sand or so oth­er­s) drove un­der ev­ery day. I thought the ex­pe­ri­ence would be im­proved if there were an old man stand­ing on it wear­ing white robes in the style of a bib­li­cal prophet, slow­ly wav­ing a large black flag ...
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